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
  • Breach of covenants    
  • Forfeiture and distraint   
  • Insolvency issues  
  • 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.  

Commercial Property News

Changes to Assured Shorthold Tenancies - landlords beware!

April 13th

Landlords of Residential Property need to be aware that changes to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) have been brought into force by the Deregulation Act 2015 which was passed just before d… Read More

What Happens When A Tenant Terminates The Lease Mid Quarter?

July 10th

Many commercial leases often have a term in the lease allowing a tenant the option to terminate the lease early. Read More

Rights of Light

June 13th

A long standing position in law as to rights of light may be about to change. Read More

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