Occupational Leases

Our experienced team at Fosters will provide advice and support whether you are a Landlord looking for a Tenant, or someone looking to be a Tenant. Our Lawyers have extensive experience and knowledge of occupational leases. Our approach is efficient, prompt and knowledgeable; we assess problems and identify solutions as quickly as possible.


Fosters' Business and Commercial Team acts for a very large number of Landlords both in East Anglia and beyond.

Having had dealings with properties from individual shops or industrial units as well as large retail parks or industrial estates, we have the experience to deal with any type of letting.

We can advise you on what terms would suit you, your building and your business model.

We will work with you to put in place a set of documents you are comfortable with and fully understand. We will then deal with Tenants and their Solicitors promptly and efficiently ensuring the occupation of the unit as quickly as possible after agreement of the heads of terms.

If your Tenant is failing to comply with their obligations or are causing you problems, we can advise you upon your options and take action to either nip problems in the bud or get the Tenant out of the premises where relations have completely broken down.

Tenant Insolvency

We can assist Landlords with Tenants who have become insolvent, and Landlords who want to recover rent, enforce covenants or take back premises.


If you are looking to be a Tenant of a property we can explain all the documents to you in plain English and make sure you are not signing something that is not in your best interests.

We will cover all angles from pre-letting enquiries, planning consents, all relevant searches, licences, leases, rent deposits and advise upon any relevant legislation which will affect you.

We will do our utmost to get you into your new premises quickly and make sure you know what your obligations and rights are in the future.

If you have issues with your Landlord or neighbouring Tenants, we can make sure you know your rights and help you enforce these, enabling you to concentrate on what is important, your business.

Landlord Insolvency

We have acted for a number of insolvency practitioners acting as Trustees in bankruptcy, Liquidators or Administrators in the disposal of both commercial and residential properties.

Some disposals have required us to assist in getting properties sold as soon as possible with Lenders being repaid and the balance going to the insolvent estate to enable creditors to be paid.

Others have been more complicated requiring us to advise on overage provisions, charges securing future payments, occupational tenancies, environmental contamination issues and disclaimer of onerous contracts.

At all times we aim to give our clients sound advice and alternative options. Most importantly, we ensure that our clients are fully protected and can act quickly in their professional capacity.

Contacting Us

Fosters Solicitors Team of Business & Commercial Lawyers have a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist you in relation to any legal query or matter you may have. Call us on 01603 620508 or complete our and a member of the department will be in touch very soon.