Commercial Lease Transactions
You may be a landlord with a tenant interested in occupying and running a business from your premises. 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. Alternatively you may be a tenant wishing to trade from commercial premises on a lease and your priorities are to secure the property on standard commercial terms quickly 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 the lease is conditional upon securing planning permission or a licence to operate. You may also be a party to a lease which is to be assigned, renewed or terminated or where a consent is required to do something.
Whoever you are, we can help.
How we can help...
We take the time to understand your business objectives and the commercial issues you face so that we can tailor our service to meet your needs. We provide pragmatic cost-effective legal advice to both landlords and tenants on:
- The preparation and negotiation of new leases.
- Lease assignments.
- Lease renewals including the service of statutory notices.
- Short-term occupancy arrangements/licences to occupy/tenancies at will.
- Licenses for alterations.
- Break clauses.
- Lease surrenders.
- Repairing obligations and dilapidations claims.
- Rent reviews.
- Consent applications.
If you have a dispute with your landlord or tenant or simply do not want to offer your tenant a new lease, our specialist Dispute Resolution team is here to help.
Whether you are a landlord with a portfolio of commercial properties or a tenant with your own business, we have extensive experience in advising clients in the retail, professional services, industrial, healthcare and hospitality/licensed premises sectors. Our aim is to build a trusted professional ongoing relationship with all of our clients, so that they feel comfortable in calling us for advice whenever the need arises.
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