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
Assignments of lease / sub-letting
Licenses to alter / assign / change of use
Breach of covenants
Forfeiture and distraint
Preparation of Deeds of Guarantee Agreements
Authorised Guarantee Agreements
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.
Commercial Property News
Break Clauses Under Leases
A case has just been decided by the Supreme Court which will have major implications for most commercial tenants who are occupying property pursuant to leases and who are intending to rely o… Read More
Stamp Duty Land Tax
HM Treasury have launched an open consultation regarding their proposals to introduce higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on purchases of additional residential properties. Read More
Rent Deposits: Key considerations for a Tenant
Upon entering into a new lease or taking an assignment of a lease of commercial premises, it is common for landlords to request security from tenants in the form of a rent deposit. Read More
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