Clough & Willis Solicitors, Commercial and private legal services UK

Commercial Leases

We deal with leases for all types of commercial property.  We have acted on lettings to major high street retailers such as Toys R' Us, TK Maxx and  Sainsburys together with large Manchester office schemes having tenants such as Deloitte.

A none exhaustive list of matters we regularly act on include:

  • Agreements of lease
  • Lease renewals
  • Rent reviews
  • Assignments of lease / sub-letting
  • Licenses to alter / assign / change of use
  • Forfeiture and distraint   
  • Preparation of Deeds of Guarantee Agreements
  • Authorised Guarantee Agreements
  • Occupational Licenses

Acting for Landlords

We act for business owners with commercial premises or landlords with a portfolio of commercial properties that require solicitors for management issues.  It is vital to the investment that the terms of the lease are as tight as possible so as to protect the investment and revenue stream.

We can tailor the leases to suit the required usage such as industrial, leisure, retail, office and mixed use.  We can advise on the preparation of new leases, deal with renewal of existing leases and review the suitability of existing leases in the light of any title, environmental or planning issues and any changes in the law.

Acting for Tenants

We can advise the tenant on the terms and implications of a lease presented to them. 

This might be in light of:

  • Their business plan
  • The nature of their business
  • Potential expansion
  • Their proposed use
  • Any alterations required

We will ensure that the tenant is aware of the various terms and advise on the suitability of entering into the Lease.  In certain situations we can offer a cost effective fixed fee package.

We always have in mind your business needs.  Our aim in preparing or negotiating a tenancy is to tailor the lease agreement or action required to suit your business.

If you are considering letting a commercial property, entering into a lease or have any problems/queries relating to the ownership or being a tenant of commercial premises we can help.  

Contact David Leviten, Olivia Hepworth or Lorraine Stratton-Webb now on 0161 764 5266 for a free no obligation chat and see how we can help you.  Or by email David.leviten@clough-willis.co.uk, Olivia.hepworth@clough-willis.co.uk, lorraine.webb@clough-willis.co.uk




We have been using Clough & Willis for ten years and found them to be very efficient in all aspects of their work. What I like about their firm is that they cover a wide variety of legal services and are very quick to respond to our needs.

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Chris Wright Recycling
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Director Sound Reduction Systems


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I was very impressed with your firm at the outset when I first called in November 2009 after my uncles death. All staff from the receptionist and secretary through to the Partners were professional, friendly and helpful and provided the best response out of the 3 Bury firms I called.

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Clough & Willis are very understanding and made me feel valued, they showed me respect knowing I was albeit apprehensive of dealings within the legal profession and their workings

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Besides being professional Clough & Willis are also friendly and kind, making one feel relaxed able to communicate easily about the business in hand which they see to efficiently keeping in contact continually. Thank you for all you did.

Krystyna Bzdega


From reception through secretarial to solicitor the approach and attention to detail in handling my case was professional and gave me confidence that the matter would be handled to my satisfaction.

Mr M Booth


I have dealt with Clough & Willis for years since we moved to the area from Manchester and both my husband and I always appreciated your helpfulness and professionalism. Thank you

Theresa Moreen Woolley


Lorraine, I would just like to say "thank you very much" for all your hard work and assistance in the letting of the above property. The negotiations were somewhat protracted, due to a breakdown on my client's side, and I feel that your persistence and hard work led to the eventual lease completion. I look forward to working with you in the near future. Kind regards, Neil Higson, for and on behalf of Nolan Redshaw Ltd

Nolan Redshaw Chartered Surveyors


We have been impressed with the friendly professionalism of all staff, Rebecca Green has been wonderfully helpful, thorough, patient, kind and supportive. Her reassuring guidance has made some very sad and difficult times easier to bear. We hope Rebecca receives recognition for her excellent service.

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