Commercial property transactions can be complex. We aim to make the process as straightforward as possible by providing the very best legal support.
We advise individuals and companies both locally and nationwide on commercial property issues ranging from freehold sales and acquisitions, property finance and disputes to landlord and tenant matters and business related transactions.
Our Commercial Property team works hard to understand the challenges you face. Not every transaction will run smoothly, but we’re committed to achieving the best outcome for your circumstances.
Legal support for property occupiers
Whether your properties are freehold or leasehold, the heart of your business or a base for your staff, we’ll work with you to understand your operational needs and look to negotiate documentation to accommodate these. In doing so, we’ll enjoy getting to know you and your business.
Our Commercial Property lawyers advise occupiers on both funded and cash purchases, explaining everything in a pragmatic way so that you can make informed commercial decisions.
If you’re buying a new-build property or have plans for future development, we can draw on the expertise of our construction and planning lawyers, and if there’s an issue, our property litigators have a wealth of experience in providing sound legal counsel.
We can assist tenants who need their landlord’s consent to carry out works and clients looking to assign or surrender a lease, or dispose of a freehold property, and can help you navigate the challenges of a post-pandemic property landscape.
If you’re investing in commercial property, we’re here to help at each and every stage of the process, from initial acquisition through to disposal. Our team provides ongoing legal support with asset management matters including leases, licences to alter and sublet, and landlord-tenant disputes including those focusing on arrears and dilapidations.
We work closely with in-house teams to provide practical commercial assistance and can draw on the knowledge of our professional connections in tax, accountancy and valuation for complementary advice.
From high-level red flag summaries through to in-depth due diligence and full reporting , we work collaboratively with clients, colleagues and other professional advisers to provide as much support as you need in relation to the property aspects of any corporate deal or reorganisation.
We have particular expertise in advising those in the leisure and tourism sector, acting for hotels, gyms, holiday parks, restaurants and other clients on matters such as asset and share acquisitions and refinancing.
We can provide title analysis ahead of proposed sales, advise on legal options for the disposal of a leasehold asset and prepare standard form documentation to be used across a multi-let building or portfolio.
Whether you’re a funder or a borrower, our experienced lawyers can help keep your property transaction on track. Our team assesses funding risks for simple single loans and multi-million, multi-lender purchases alike and are well-versed in dealing with lender security requirements, systematically compiling the necessary information in order to provide an assessment of funding risk.
Our energy sector lawyers have substantial experience in conducting due diligence and preparing offer materials and documentation in connection with energy project finance.
Solving complex property problems
Having access to a sounding board can be helpful in challenging situations. We can provide strategic, in-depth advice to help unravel complex legal issues, from commercial landlord and tenant disputes to complex freehold title issues and property insolvency.
Our experienced negotiators regularly conduct mediation and other dispute resolution alternatives and can undertake court and tribunal representation when problematic property issues arise.
For more information about how we might be able to support your business with your property needs, please contact Toby Pool.