Commercial Property / Real Estate

Whether you are intending to buy, sell, let or rent a commercial property, our team has the ability and experience to act for you.
We can guide you through every stage of the transaction, including agreeing the heads of terms, investigation of the title, gathering information with searches, enquiries and due diligence, drawing up or reviewing documents, explaining these to you and negotiating them on your behalf, and handling exchange of contracts, completion and post-completion matters, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax returns and payment, and land registration.

We will advise you on potential risks and pitfalls and create solutions rather than just highlight problems.

We liaise with other property professionals such as chartered surveyors, architects and accountants and are dedicated to giving our clients a comprehensive service which provides effective advice and peace of mind.

When taking a lease, we can advise specifically on:

  • The obtaining of any necessary consents to the grant of the lease and any restrictions on use and development;
  • Your obligations for repairing the property and the recommendation that a schedule of condition is prepared so that you need not improve the property’s condition; and
  • The obligation to pay around 40% of the market rent in business rates, a local tax payable to the municipal authority.

We are always happy to discuss individual requirements and will work closely with you and the other parties involved in the transaction to ensure the matter is handled smoothly and efficiently. We will always aim to offer cost effective advice on the legal issues but also on the practical and commercial matters which arise with a view to completing your transaction as swiftly and painlessly as possible.

Our expertise also includes supporting corporate transactional work on the property due diligence and contractual aspects of an acquisition or disposal.

Please contact us for further information.