Our Commercial Property team are expert in providing support to both landlords and tenants in relation to business tenancies.
This includes not only helping clients negotiate the terms of any lease, but also the full-range of conveyancing services in the case of the sale or purchase of a commercial property with an occupational lease – including undertaking the necessary enquiries, searches and registering their interest with the Land Registry.
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 helps set out the rights and obligations of both parties in these contractual relationships, and has important implications for the wording of leases. We work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and ensure our leases give them complete security.
Our specialists have also acted in cases where either party has become insolvent, and a property is required to be sold or taken back.
How we can help
If you are a commercial landlord, we can help you negotiate with your tenant, understand the rules regarding ‘security of tenure’ and assist you in the issuing of correct notices in respect of the statutory rights granted under the 1954 Act.
For business tenants, we can advise you on your obligations under a lease and seek to negotiate clauses and provisions with your landlord’s solicitor.
We will work with you to put in place a set of documents that you are comfortable with and fully understand.
We will work in your best interests – whether that’s working to promptly and efficiently ensure the occupation of your property as quickly as possible after agreement of the heads of terms; covering 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 – or doing our utmost to get you into your new premises quickly and make sure you know what your obligations and rights are in the future.
Please contact us with the details of your particular matter and our team will be happy to explain how we can help further.
Landlord and tenant disputes
Should you need help with a dispute regarding your business tenancy our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team can assist you.
Whether as a landlord you need to regain possession of your property or settle rent arrears; or as the tenant you have been served notice and believe your landlord has not fulfilled their obligations – our experts have the knowledge and expertise.
Members of ALEP
Our leasehold property specialists are members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners.
Membership of ALEP acts as a badge of assurance so that leaseholders and freeholders can be confident that they are employing professionals with the right level of expertise in handling potentially complex transactions.
Recognised and recommended
The Legal 500 UK 2024 rankings note the Fosters’ Commercial Property team as ‘proactive and always one step ahead for the client’s protection and benefit’.
Law Society accredited
The Law Society awards accreditations to legal practices and solicitors who meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law. We are members of their Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in buying or selling property, and is trusted by some of the UK’s biggest lenders.