If you are looking to buy, sell or lease property for commercial purposes, you will be searching for the right Commercial Property Lawyers who can advise you with your objectives and goals in mind.

With a vast history of navigating the intricacies of various property types, diverse businesses, landlords, tenants, and ambitious portfolio expansions, we stand as seasoned experts ready to meet your unique needs.

Our extensive knowledge encompasses a selection of building types, including offices, retail spaces, warehouses, hospitality, mixed use premises and more.

Whether you are a seasoned property investor, a growing business seeking the perfect location, a landlord managing a range of properties, or a tenant negotiating lease agreements, our Commercial Property Solicitors are here to provide bespoke legal advice tailored to your own requirements. Our commitment to excellence and transparent communication ensures that, regardless of the complexity or scope of your project, we have the capability to help you with your next property transaction.

Commercial Property Legal Advice

Our Commercial Property Lawyers can support you in the following ways:

  • Agricultural and Rural Property – our Agricultural Property Solicitors can advise on buying and selling agricultural property and letting of rural land, from large landed estates to smallholdings.
  • Commercial Property Investment – our Investment Property Solicitors can support you with your property investments whether you are a first time investor, property developer or you are seeking to grow your portfolio.
  • Commercial Property Sales and Purchases – our Commercial Property Solicitors can answer your questions about buying and selling commercial property, explaining the key steps in the commercial conveyancing process, the costs involved and how long it can take.
  • Licensed Trade – our team of Licensed Trade Solicitors can explain matters relating to the purchase, sale and letting of premises requiring a license, particularly those in the hospitality and leisure industry.
  • Property Development – we can advise on a variety of property development queries, including residential and commercial, social housing or mixed projects.
  • Secured Lending – we have years of experience negotiating for commercial lenders and borrowers on securing commercial lending.
  • SIPP & SSAS Pension Property Investment – purchasing property through your pension scheme is subject to specific regulations and requirements, making this a specialist area of commercial property law.

Examples of our expertise includes:

  • Drafting a unilateral undertaking to support a planning appeal seeking permission to develop 45 eco-friendly homes.
  • Drafting, negotiating and completing a joint venture agreement for the development of a residential block of apartments.
  • Acting on behalf of a major UK clearing bank to remortgage their commercial and residential property portfolio comprising 14 properties.
  • Acquisition of a high street pharmacy on behalf of the trustees of a SIPP (self-invested personal pension).
  • Granting three leases to a local authority to use as nurseries.
  • Negotiation and settlement of a multi-million pound dilapidations claim.
  • Acting for a land owner in grant of a mining lease.
  • Acting for a land owner in negotiations with Highways England over issues relating to the proposed A303 Stonehenge Tunnel.

Legal advice for commercial landlords and tenants

 We understand the nuances of landlord and tenant relationships in the commercial property sector and can advise both landlords and tenants as to their rights, responsibilities and obligations.

Our advice includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Commercial lease negotiations
  • Dilapidations
  • Drafting and reviewing lease agreements
  • Ensuring compliance with matters such as Tenancy Deposit Schemes and Energy Performance Certificates
  • Environmental matters and green leases
  • Lease renewals and terminations
  • Recovering deposits and service charges

Should a dispute arise between landlord and tenant, this can be incredibly disruptive for both parties. Our Landlord and Tenant Dispute Solicitors are adept at resolving such conflicts efficiently and cost-effectively. We strive to find solutions to a range of potential disputes, including:

  • Contested lease renewals
  • Deposit and rent arrears claims
  • Dilapidation claims
  • Possession and eviction claims

Legal advice for commercial property disputes

Disputes can occur not only between a landlord and tenant, but also between other parties such as neighbouring businesses, suppliers, contractors, developers, architects and investors.

Taking swift action when a problem occurs can prevent an issue from escalating to Court proceedings.  Our Property and Land Dispute Solicitors can take appropriate action through Alternative Dispute Resolution methods to find a timely and cost effective solution when a dispute arises relating to:

  • Adverse possession claims
  • Boundary disputes
  • Building or construction disputes
  • Possession claims
  • Restrictive covenant disputes
  • Rights of way and access disputes

Commercial Property Solicitors in Andover, Romsey, Salisbury and Witney

Our team of Commercial Property Solicitors is proud to serve businesses and individuals in Andover, Romsey, Salisbury and Witney. With a strong local presence while able to manage clients from across the UK, we are well-versed in the specific challenges and opportunities that our clients will be facing.

Other legal services for business

  • Corporate and Commercial – For clients engaged in commercial property investments or development as part of a broader business strategy, our Corporate and Commercial department can help with business structuring, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
  • Employment Law – Commercial property owners and landlords often have employment-related responsibilities. We provide legal guidance on employment contracts, transfer of employees under TUPE regulations and much more.
  • Dispute Resolution – In the event of a dispute arising, we offer Alternative Dispute Resolution services to facilitate amicable resolution.

Commercial Property Frequently Asked Questions

Before venturing into renting a commercial property, you should have a legally binding commercial property lease agreement which details the terms and conditions of the lease, including but not limited to:

  • Names and addresses of the landlord and tenant
  • Description of the property
  • Start and end date of the lease term with renewal and termination options
  • Break clause
  • Rent and payment details, as well as information relating to the deposit
  • Use of the property and any restrictions
  • Maintenance and repair responsibilities
  • Insurance details

At the end of a tenancy, the condition of the property will be reviewed and should there be any disrepair or deterioration, this would be referred to as a dilapidation.  This can occasionally lead to a difference of opinion between the landlord and tenant about whose responsibility it is to rectify the issue which can be further obscured by their individual interpretations of the lease.

Commercial conveyancing involves the legal transfer of commercial property from one party to another, with several stages including:

  • Due diligence and searches through Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs)
  • Contract and Transfer negotiations
  • Exchange
  • Completion
  • Registration and making any outstanding payments

The duration of a commercial property transaction varies based on factors such as complexity, due diligence requirements, and negotiations. A transaction of this nature can take from two to six months to complete, however this can vary.

Contact our Commercial Property Solicitors

For any commercial property transactions please contact a member of our Commercial Property team based in our offices in AndoverRomseySalisbury or Witney. You can get in touch using the Contact Form, emailing moc.n1713924490ellub1713924490rekra1713924490p@ofn1713924490i1713924490 or calling your local office from the numbers below:

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