Commercial Property

Commercial Property

(i) Acquisitions and Disposals

Our clients work with us due to our commercial acumen and for the speed at which we are able to progress matters. We will not just send you a list of issues, we will advise on the impact any such issues may have on whatever it is you wish to achieve from the deal – we communicate with you to understand what you wish to achieve from the very outset of a transaction.

(ii) Landlord and Tenant

We work with landlords, tenants, undertenants, assignees and other occupiers of commercial property and can advise on:

Granting and taking Leases; (including assignments, underlettings, surrenders and variations)
Assignments, Underlettings, Surrenders and Variations of Leases;
Drafting and advising on Wayleaves; and
Drafting Agreements for Lease and Agreements for Surrender.

We are able to offer fixed fee packages to provide you greater control over budgeting. If you are in the process of negotiating terms for a new lease whether as a landlord or tenant, we offer a 15 minute free of charge consultation to guide you through the legal aspects of a lease and discuss with you the terms you should speak to the other party about at prior to formally engaging us.

(iii) Property Development

There are various stages in property development and our lawyers are able to assist you through each one of them.

Title issues

We work to resolve any title issues that may impede development such as restrictive covenants and easements. We also work with you to develop a strategy to obtain vacant possession in order for the development to proceed.

Site Assembly

We are experienced in drafting and negotiating conditional contracts, promotion agreements, development agreements, option agreements, forward funding agreements, development management agreements and agreements for lease with development obligations.

Planning Agreements

Drafting and negotiating section 106 Agreements to assist with obtaining planning permission and other agreements with statutory undertakers to facilitate development;

Financing

Liaising with banks and bridging finance providers to obtain development finance

Disposals

Advising landowners on the sale of land for development in addition to advising on overage arrangements.

(iv) Property Finance

We frequently advise banks, institutional lenders, private equity firms on their property investments on refinancing of commercial properties. We report in detail and highlight risks to the lender proactively.

(v) Commercial Property Disputes

We can advise and assist both landlord and tenants in all property related disputes including:
Dilapidations;
Disrepair;
Breach of lease covenants,
Forfeiture;
Lease renewals;
Unpaid rents.