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Expert advice on commercial property leases
  • Business-minded advice for commercial landlords

    If you’re a current or prospective commercial landlord, you need to protect your investment and not leave yourself vulnerable to potential problems that may arise if you don’t take careful legal advice before a lease agreement or renewal.

    We can provide timely, trusted advice on all the above that’s perfectly tailored to your commercial goals, including assigning and transferring leases. Should something go wrong, such as a tenant unexpectedly going into liquidation or vacating, we’re on hand to provide timely, clear advice on what to do next.

  • Clear advice for commercial tenants

    If you’re a current or prospective commercial tenant, the lease on your premises represents one of your biggest overheads. Yet, many commercial tenants are quick to sign without taking legal advice, risking potentially disastrous consequences.

    We can help you with negotiating commercial property lease agreements, lease renewals, changes of use, surrendering and subletting. The right legal advice can save you from falling into potentially disastrous traps, including ‘stitch-up’ agreements that can leave tenants subject to unfair conditions.

  • A wealth of experience you can depend upon

    Counting elite Legal 500 and Chambers-rated lawyers among our team, we’re confident to deal with any problem you throw at us (our lawyers love a challenge, in fact). We’re just as comfortable with dealing with complex telecommunications code agreements as we are with the most straightforward of lease renewals.

  • If a dispute should arise, we’re here for you

    Everyone knows that prevention is better than a cure and taking legal advice at the outset is the best way of preventing disputes further down the line. Should an unavoidable dispute arise at some point, however, our renowned commercial property litigation team can provide clear advice on resolving the situation.

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Alasdair Garbutt LLB (Hons) Partner
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