The world of commercial landlords and tenants is rarely quiet and whether you are a seasoned professional in the marketplace or a new kid on the block, it can prove tricky to navigate.
You may be a landlord with property to let, or a tenant seeking new premises for your business. Either way, establishing a rapport and an efficient working relationship is crucial for the success of the transaction and on-going maintenance of your commercial property assets.
Whichever side of the fence you occupy, it is important to know that you have a safe pair of hands to guide you along the way, explain any potential risks and put in place safeguards where necessary. As a landlord, you may need to operate a specific service charge or rent review mechanism or understand your options where a tenant has made a request to assign or underlet its leasehold interest. As a tenant, you might want to know how security of tenure can protect your continuity of trade, or understand the implications of a conditional break clause. These are of course only a few examples of the issues which can arise in the landlord and tenant sphere, but with our broad expertise, we can help you to weave your way through to achieve your goals. We deal with all manner of landlord and tenant transactions, including:
- conditional and unconditional agreements for lease
- leases and underleases
- lease assignments
- consenting to alienation and alterations
- raising finance or re-financing your portfolio
- providing advice to our Corporate team on any landlord and tenant matters which arise in the context of wider
- corporate transactions
- lease renewals and surrenders
- reviewing lease portfolios
There are of course, times when things may not turn out as expected and if difficulties crop up, our Litigation team are always on hand to provide practical advice and guidance.