Commercial and Business Premises

We can assist in all non-contentious aspects of commercial and development land, freehold or leasehold, including:-

  • sales and purchases
  • leases and leaseback arrangements
  • development and plot sales
  • clawback overage or uplift agreements
  • collateral warranties
  • option agreements or conditional contracts
  • planning permission and building regulation issues
  • planning and development undertakings
  • estate management
  • tax and estate planning

Commercial Property work often involves leases and leasehold title issues. A lease exists where a landlord or freeholder lets premises to a tenant or leaseholder for a term of months or years in return for a rent. The term of the letting is usually a number of years. The letting of premises for commercial or business use involves different rules and circumstances from letting of residential property and each transaction will be quite different to another. Commercial properties have many obligations and implications for a small business entity, either as a landlord or as a tenant.

We can assist in all aspects of non-contentious matters affecting commercial and business premises, including:-

  • sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold land and property
  • new leases – acting for Landlord or Tenant
  • forfeiture
  • repairing, maintenance and insurance issues
  • guarantors
  • dilapidations
  • Landlord’s and Tenant’s covenants
  • Landlord’s and Tenant’s liability
  • assignment of leases
  • underletting or subletting
  • rent reviews
  • renewal or extension of leases
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 issues

If you would like to know more please contact Richard Robson or Scott Burdett.