Commercial property

We can offer you high-quality advice on commercial property law, whether you are buying, selling or leasing.

We aim to take an informed, pragmatic and commercial approach to helping our commercial property clients.

Advice is important when dealing with commercial property

If you run a business, your premises can be the platform from which you see your business flourish, or a drag on growth.   Leases, in particular, can be complex and contain financial risks for both landlords and tenants.  When dealing with commercial property transactions, you need knowledgeable solicitors who understand your business and are easy to work with to ensure you are protected and your business can thrive.

If you are a commercial landlord your relationship with your solicitor is key to success in managing your property portfolio.  You need solicitors who are responsive and efficient while possessing both legal expertise and commercial awareness.  We have developed long-standing relationships with many commercial landlords who trust us to be the advisers that they need for their business.

Our experience

Our Property team is led by David Fraser, who has over 30 years of experience of dealing with commercial property transactions.

We regularly act for clients across the full range of commercial property, including the following areas:

  • Freehold purchases and sales
  • Agricultural property (including FBT’s and grazing licences)
  • Negotiating and advising on heads of terms.
  • Negotiation and drafting of:
    • New leases
    • Underleases
    • Lease assignments
    • Lease renewals and variations
  • Option, pre-emption and overage agreements
  • Advising on termination of leases and drafting of notices
  • Insolvencies involving the landlord or tenant
  • Consent for Sub-lets
  • Consent for Assignments
  • Licences for alteration
  • Licences for change of use
  • Rent reviews
  • Dilapidations
  • Break clauses and surrenders
  • Financing including mortgages and securities
  • Exit strategies