We have experience of all types of commercial properties, including retail premises, industrial units, hotels and guest houses, agricultural land, development land etc. We can also advise on Stamp Duty implications as necessary.
We regularly deal with all shapes and sizes of freehold or leasehold land, from one small unit up to large estates or portfolio, and also have the knowledge necessary to deal with the less frequent transactions such as unregistered titles, build-out projects, SIPP purchases etc.
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, the correct preparation of the lease document is vital as it will govern the obligations of the parties for a significant period of time and is difficult to alter at a later date. Clarity is essential if disputes are to be avoided.
When acting for landlords, we seek to ensure there are enough restrictions in place and that a sufficient level of control is retained. Landlords must retain a certain level of involvement in the property in order to protect their capital asset but if they infringe too much on the tenant’s ability to use the property freely then they will struggle to let the property at all.
When acting for tenants, we strive to negotiate a fair division of responsibility for the property and also to ensure that the landlord has not weighted the lease too much in their own favour. Full details of the tenant’s obligations are provided to a client before the lease is signed and completed.
For more information, see our Landlord and Tenant page.
Securing lending on a commercial property, either individually or by way of portfolio, can be very complicated. It is often as involved as the initial acquisition of the property and it is not uncommon for the Lender to appoint their own solicitors to oversee matters. We are used to dealing with Lender’s solicitors in such matters and can anticipate the general requirements leading to a smoother and swifter transaction.
Whether you are a landowner or a property developer, we have extensive experience with development land issues and documents including:
Please telephone the following contact numbers to arrange an appointment:
Eastbourne 01323 727321
Hailsham 01323 841481
Polegate 01323 487051
Meads 01323 407577