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Legal advice for commercial property

If you are looking to take on new commercial premises, our specialist commercial property lawyers are able to provide strategic and practical business legal advice at all stages of the transactional process. We can work with you to ensure the terms of your lease fit with your business needs, as well as helping you to identify and mitigate risks and liabilities you may be taking on and which may not have been immediately obvious. If you are dealing with issues arising from your existing commercial premises, whether freehold or leasehold, contentious or non-contentious, our commercial property solicitors are on hand to advise. At LawBite our highly qualified commercial property solicitors are experts in their field and are genuinely committed to excellence in every aspect of their work, providing clients with a timely, cost-effective and highly personalised solution. Property law is complex and will nearly always require commercial property legal advice to avoid disputes later arising. We can help both commercial landlords and commercial tenants on a range of issues including negotiating lease agreements, assigning/transferring a lease, subletting, surrendering, lease renewal, and changing the use of the premises.

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Getting business property legal advice from one of our expert property lawyers could save you time and money.

We recognise that commercial property transactions are highly important to you and your business, due to the value of the property that you own, occupy or rely on for security or to trade from.

Commercial property is often a substantial financial commitment, as well as coming with potentially significant liabilities and commitments.  That’s why it is essential to get legal advice at the outset.

Our team of lawyers provide commercial property legal advice on:

  • All aspects of Landlord and Tenant work
  • Sales (freehold and leasehold)
  • Purchases (freehold and leasehold)
  • Estates and buildings management
  • Property portfolio management
  • Development projects
  • Secured lending
  • Property disputes
  • Land issues (Eg easements, rights of way, restrictive covenants)
  • Acquiring and disposing of commercial property as part of business acquisitions and disposals

Our legal platform and fully SRA regulated LawBriefs provide fast, cost-efficient and easy to understand commercial property advice for any of your legal matters.

LawBite lawyers will work with you to ensure that you avoid any pitfalls.

At LawBite we provide quick, affordable and easy to understand legal consultation. Benefit from competitive fixed fees, a free no-obligation quotation and no hidden costs.

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How we can help

Commercial property can be complex and will almost always require legal advice to avoid disputes in the future. Our property lawyers can help tenants and landlords with:

Commercial lease / Property lease Rent reviews Break clauses for lease
Advice on grant of lease Dilapidations at end of lease Legal advice for property portfolio
Commercial Landlord lease renewal Contract lease renewal Leasehold business purchases

Commercial property FAQs

What’s the difference between freehold and leasehold ownership?

When you own a freehold, you own the absolute title to the entire property and land.  Leasehold is an interest granted out of the freehold and is created by an agreement called a lease or tenancy, which gives an interest in the property for a term and usually at a rent.  The lease will set out how the tenant’s occupation will operate during the term of the lease and will contain obligations on the part of the tenant and the landlord, for example relating to who is responsible for repairs to the premises.

Why do you need to carry out searches and raise enquiries about the Commercial Property, even when someone is only taking a short lease at a low rent?

If you take on a lease or tenancy of commercial premises, you are, in effect, the owner of the property during the term and are therefore responsible for everything to do with the property (subject to the terms of your lease). If you don’t know what the potential issues are, you cannot factor these into any negotiations or prepare for them, or, indeed, decide not to go ahead at all. Once you have entered into the lease, any problems that arise are your responsibility.


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