If you’re looking to buy or sell commercial property, whether for business premises, investment purposes, or redevelopment, our specialist commercial conveyancing solicitors are on hand to make your experience as smooth, efficient, and cost-effective as possible.
Our expertise covers all aspects of buying and selling freehold and leasehold property, including pre-contract negotiations, title investigations, Commercial Property Standard Enquiries and replies, lease drafting and review, sale contract drafting and review, liaising with mortgage providers, surveyors and managing agents, arranging the payment of Stamp Duty and liaising with HM Land Registry.
Commercial property can present lucrative opportunities both for the carrying on of your business and as an asset in itself. We understand the unique challenges and commercial pressures which are at play during such transactions and we have extensive experience handling high value and complex conveyances. We will tailor our advice carefully to align with your commercial goals and act swiftly and professionally to progress your matter towards completion within a reasonable time frame.
Our commercial conveyancing solicitors’ expertise
We can handle all aspects of your commercial property transaction on your behalf and provide advice and representation across associated matters, including:
- Advice on buying and selling freeholds and leaseholds
- Site acquisitions
- Commercial leases
- Lease assignments, renewals, and variations
- Licences for alterations
- Overage and clawback provisions
- Option agreements
- Planning matters, appeals, and disputes
- Environmental matters
We have a wide range of experience handling all types of commercial property, including:
- Development land
- Agricultural land
- Retail premises
- Leisure premises, including cafes, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, gyms, and hotels
- Storage facilities
- Industrial units
- Mixed use property
- New builds
Buying commercial property
We can provide clear, realistic advice in relation to purchasing all types of commercial property, both freehold and leasehold. Our commercial conveyancing solicitors will guide you through every step of the process, handling the procedural aspects on your behalf and providing strategic advice throughout. Our service includes:
- Pre-contract negotiations and enquiries, including investigation of title, Commercial Property Standard Enquiries, and pre-contract searches
- Document draft and review, including the purchase and sale contract, transfer deed, lease (if it is a leasehold property), Stamp Duty form, and mortgage deed
- Exchange of contracts, negotiation of completion date, transfer, and arrangement of the payment of Stamp Duty
- Liaising with HM Land Registry and registering the transaction
Selling commercial property
Our expertise also includes providing advice in relation to all sales of commercial property, both freehold and leasehold. We’ll handle every aspect of the transaction on your behalf and deliver tactical guidance throughout. Our service includes:
- Pre-contract negotiations, including accessing title deeds, leases, and other relevant documents
- Completing Commercial Property Standard Enquiries on your behalf
- Document and draft review, including the purchase and sale contract, transfer deed, and lease
- Exchange of contracts
- Arranging for the repayment of any outstanding mortgages
If you are purchasing leasehold commercial property, it is critically important to ensure the terms of your lease are practical and beneficial for your business purposes.
We can provide comprehensive lease review and drafting services as well as advice on assignments of existing leases, alterations, and variations.
Site acquisitions and property development
We advise housebuilders and property developers as well as their surveyors and architects on all aspects of property development, including site acquisition, regeneration, constructions, plot sales, and the general disposal of residential property or commercial property.
Overage and clawback
Overage or clawback allows the seller of commercial property to benefit from a share of any future uplift in the value of the property upon a certain event occurring. Commonly, the future trigger event is the grant of planning permission, however, such agreements can be used in a vast range of situations.
We provide advice for both purchasers and sellers of property in relation to overage and clawback agreements. Whether such an agreement is right for your business will ultimately depend on your individual circumstances. We’ll carefully align our advice to suit your commercial strategy as well as assisting in negotiations with the buyer/seller of the property.
Option agreements allow a potential buyer the first option to purchase commercial property. The option is generally triggered by a specific event such as the grant of planning permission.
Option agreements present advantages and drawbacks to both the buyer and seller. We can deliver clear, realistic advice about whether such an agreement is right for you and assist in negotiations with the other parties involved in the transaction.
We have an in-depth understanding of the delicate factors which can affect the viability of a project. We’ll act swiftly with meticulous attention to detail to progress your matter without delay and ensure no issues arise down the line.
Our costs are negotiable and we offer a number of flexible payment options so you can fully utilise our services whilst promoting your commercial growth.
Online commercial conveyancing
Our clients come to us from across the UK and abroad for our commercial property conveyancing expertise.
We understand that such property transactions are time-sensitive but also take up a considerable amount of resources. As such, we’ve made our services as convenient as possible by developing a process of online conveyancing. This means you only need to visit our offices if you would prefer to. Otherwise, we can handle your transaction online.