You may be a landlord with a tenant interested in occupying and running a business from your premises, or a tenant wishing to trade from commercial premises on lease. We understand that as a landlord you will want to protect the value of your investment and secure a tenant on favourable terms, but may wish to adopt a commercial approach to the negotiations so as to avoid holding empty premises in your portfolio.
You may be a tenant whose priority will be to secure occupation on the agreed terms quickly so as to minimise any disruption to your business. It may be that the lease negotiations are part of a transaction involving the purchase of a business or be conditional upon securing planning permission or a licence to operate.
How we can help...
We take the time to understand your business objectives and the commercial issues they face, and we tailor our service to meet their needs. We provide pragmatic cost effective legal advice on:
- the preparation and negotiation of new leases
- lease assignments
- lease renewals
- short term occupancy arrangements/licences to occupy/tenancies at will
- licences for alterations
- break clauses
- lease surrenders
- repairing obligations and dilapidations claims
- service charges
- rent review
If you have a dispute with your landlord or tenant, our specialist Property Disputes Team are here to help.
Whether you are a landlord with a portfolio of commercial premises, or a tenant with your own business, we have extensive experience in advising clients in the retail, office, industrial and leisure/licensed premises sectors. Our aim is to build a trusted professional ongoing relationship with all our clients, so that they feel comfortable in calling us for advice whenever the need arises.