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Commercial property lease legal process

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, our commercial property lawyers will provide you with expert legal advice on commercial leases and skillfully negotiate the most appropriate terms for your business to protect your interests.

The legal process involved in commercial property leases can be complex, but our coherent and practical approach to handling this will be fully explained to you at each stage of the process so that you are always fully informed and have a thorough understanding of the associated costs from the outset.

The property lease legal process typically involves:

  • Thorough due diligence checks and reports
  • Structuring the deal with the drafting and negotiation of heads of terms
  • Performing the relevant property searches to identify potential risks
  • Reviewing the title deeds to check for any issues such as restrictive covenants
  • Negotiating the lease and other documentation

By meticulously considering all aspects of the process and what effects they may have on the transaction, we are able to foresee and, in many cases, prevent future disputes.

In addition to commercial leases, we also advise on a range of additional legal matters relating to leasehold properties, including rent reviews, licences to assign, subletting or carrying out alterations, break notices, dilapidations, business lease renewals, and other breach situations including pursuing court proceedings.

Our Commercial Property department acts for clients nationwide, ranging from small local businesses to large blue-chip corporations.

The solicitors in our team have a wealth of experience in dealing with all types of commercial and retail leases including industrial units, offices, hotels, mixed-use commercial and residential properties, restaurants, pubs, shops, and retail.

We utilise our extensive industry-specific knowledge to understand the challenges and requirements affecting each client across of broad range of sectors, including:

  • Charity
  • Public sector
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Telecoms
  • Professional services
  • Retail
Janet Rhodes
Partner & Head of Commercial Property
01332 226 155 Email Janet Rhodes

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