We are experienced with dealing with commercial leases, whether relating to offices, industrial units, retail premises, land or any other property.
We advise both landlords in respect of the drafting of lease agreements and also tenants upon the content of lease documentation and negotiation and perfection of the terms.
A lease is a complex legal document which governs the occupation of a premises, and can impose a considerable burden on the tenant. We will explain these obligations and requirements in clear and simple terms allowing clients to make commercial and reasoned decisions in relation to a leasehold transaction. We can provide a tailored service to suit your needs ranging from drafting lease documentation for landlords or considering and reporting to a tenant on the terms of a lease, through to dealing with the entire transaction on behalf of either party including the drafting of documentation, negotiating terms, dealing with enquiries and completion and registration where appropriate of the lease at Land Registry.
From time to time a business may need to raise finance or make new finance arrangements which involve a legal charge being granted over property in favour of a lender as security.
This situation can arise whether borrowing is a commercial mortgage, bridging finance, overdraft facilities or other lending requiring security. The property may be owned by the borrower or may be in the ownership of a third party such, as a director or personal guarantor to the loan. We are approved by a number of commercial lenders to act on their behalf allowing the firm to act on behalf of both you and your lender where no conflict of interest arises. We can also assist where the lender instructs their own solicitor and assist with dealing with the enquiries and requirements of the lender.