Many landlords seek to prevent tenants from altering the property by including provisions in the lease which prohibit alterations without their consent. However, landlords may not have as much protection as they might think.
We have more than 20 years’ experience of this complex sector. We advise on all aspects of commercial property ownership and occupation.
We have a broad range of clients, including large national companies, property investors, charities and small owner-operated businesses. We also work closely with our commercial and franchise teams to advise on the property aspects of business sales and purchases.
We adopt the same approach to every aspect of our work – taking the time to understand our client’s aims and then working hard to achieve them.
Acting for Landlords
We act for landlords of both industrial and retail estates, retails units and offices providing advice on all commercial property aspects, including new and renewal leases, obtaining vacant possession and lease surrenders.
Acting for Tenants
Assisting corporate and individual tenants taking new leases or assignments of existing leases.
Franchise Premises and Business Sales and Purchases
We act for franchisors and franchisees in connection with leases, underleases and associated advice. Our clients include Dream Doors, Energie and Home Instead. We also assist with the property elements of any subsequent business sale.
We also provide advice to both landlords and tenants in connection with title, licences for alterations and assignment, guarantees and rent deposits.
Petrol Service Stations – Acquisitions and Sales
We have acted in this specialised area of commercial property for many years, dealing with both the acquisition of petrol service stations, leasebacks and the property aspects of corporate sales of portfolio holdings.
Mixed Use Developments
We act for a number of mixed-use developers who provide both commercial and residential premises. Our work includes advising on site set-up to avoid the pitfalls of Section 5 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987.
- Acting for Landlords and Tenants
- Sale/Purchase of Commercial Premises (vacant or occupied)
- Sale and Lease-back of Property
- New Leases
- Assignment of Leases
- Surrender or Termination of Leases
- Licences to Assign
- Licences for Alterations
- Rent Deposit Deeds and Guarantees
- Dealing with the property aspects of Business Sales and Purchases