Commerical Landlord and Tenant

We advise landlords or tenants regarding freehold or leasehold property, whether part of a larger portfolio or the premises from which a client’s business operates. We also handle disposal and acquisition of all types of commercial property.

When property is a major asset in a corporate acquisition, disposal or joint venture, we work closely with the relevant company solicitors to close the deal. 

We can advise you on:

  • Acquisition and disposal
  • Negotiating, drafting and advising on leases
  • Guarantees and safeguards
  • Security of tenure
  • Rent reviews procedures 
  • Renewing/renegotiating/terminating a lease 
  • Change of use, sub-letting
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Insurance
  • Service charges
  • Licence applications

Bringing us in before negotiations start means we can advise of potential problems and explain any transactional issues. We can also negotiate advantageous terms for terminating the lease, responsibility for repairs, surety requirements, and matters relating to expenses and VAT.

Moving to or within East or West Sussex, you have many options from short-term rental to outright purchase, in numerous locations. Each will have advantages and pitfalls. With our local knowledge and contacts, we can help you draw up a shortlist, then structure a deal that keeps your tax liability to a minimum.

If you would like more information or to discuss how we can help, please contact us today.