We deal with all aspects of commercial property and we do it quickly and diligently.
We are different than other law firms. You don’t have to chase us for answers because we do the chasing for you and we ensure that we keep you up to date at every step.
We act for landlords and tenants so we work on large commercial leases all the way through to licences to occupy, taking care of the stamp duty land tax or “SDLT” and Land Registry requirements for you.
We also deal with dilapidations and work closely with surveyors for our clients, whether they are facing a tenant on the run or we are acting for the tenant who is facing an unfair demand to reinstate a property.
We buy and sell commercial units on developments, one-off commercial properties, agricultural properties and even the odd lake or two!
One way of utilising your pension funds is to purchase a free-of-mortgage commercial unit and lease it out, in fact, your pension scheme might even be able to purchase the office you work out of ad lease it back to your business so that your pension and tax profiles are working hard for you.
While we don’t offer tax advice, we do work with accountants and IFAs and put the property structures in place hand in hand with them.
We also undertake development work for our property developers, so this involves acquiring parcels of land, dealing with the title and selling off-plan, we prepare sellers packs and deal with your buyers and set up management companies for common areas. Our corporate and property expertise allows us to offer a package for developers that takes away the headache of the paperwork.
These days, there is a new breed of property investor who is looking to supplement or replace their employed income and often this involves inviting third parties to invest in property ‘with’ them so that their funding is self-raised. We assist with the agreements and check FCA regulations to ensure a safe trading practice – this is particularly important given how many snake oil salesmen there are in the property game.
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By Ghazala Mahmood Occupiers of commercial properties need to know the legal basis of their occupation. Often the basis of occupation is made pursuant to a Lease or a Licence. There are many crucial differences between a Lease and a Licence and if you are not sure of the status of your occupation, you will not be sure of your rights or obligations. What is a lease? A commercial lease is a legally binding agreement between a tenant
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Here we look at the tenant’s section 26 request for a new lease. Before reading on, it is worth checking to make sure that your lease is not excluded from this applying, and that your lease is a tenancy as defined by the 1954 Act (the “Act”). Landlords often exclude leases so that tenants don’t have as much protection. We’ll look at tenancies a little later. The Section 26 request As long as the tenancy does not exclude the
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