Commercial Property Law
Expert knowledge, efficiency and attention to detail – three key elements when it comes to commercial property work.
Our commercial property law team embody these characteristics and combine them with a unique breadth and depth of knowledge and many years of experience – ensuring they can work with you to achieve your goals with minimal disruption to your business.
Our team routinely deal with multi-million pound commercial sale and purchase transactions, working with developers on new developments in Sussex and beyond, working with businesses to expand their property portfolio or assisting them in the acquisition of new premises and buying and selling franchises.
We can also assist with a wide range of other commercial property matters, including landlord and tenant issues, leasehold enfranchisement and commercial property disputes.
We understand the business realities involved in dealing with commercial property, so can provide a pragmatic approach that balances the legal side of these matters against your commercial interests, allowing you to get a deal that adds value to your enterprise.
Our commercial property law services
We offer a full range of commercial property legal services to businesses throughout West Sussex and further afield.
Buying & selling commercial property
Our commercial property lawyers can advise buyers and sellers on all issues related to the acquisition and disposal of commercial property, including:
- Drafting & reviewing contracts of sale
- Commercial conveyancing
- Conditional sale agreements
- Planning issues
- Secured lending
Full property development service
We advise both landowners and developers on all aspects of buying and selling land for development and all the legal aspects of bringing a development to completion, including:
- Option agreements
- Pre-emption agreements
- Conditional contracts
- Negotiation of necessary easements and services agreements
- Sales of new homes
- Sales and lettings of commercial units.
We work with both freeholders and leaseholders on all issues related to leasehold enfranchisement, including:
- Lease extensions
- Collective enfranchisement
- Right to Manage
- Right of First Refusal for leaseholders to purchase the freehold on a property
Our landlord and tenant solicitors can assist with all of the issues involved in the landlord-tenant relationship, including:
- Lease agreements
- Licences to Occupy
- Lease renewals
- Break clauses
- Rent reviews
- Rent arrears
- Dilapidation issues
- Landlord & tenant disputes
Our commercial property disputes team can help you find swift, effective resolutions to your disputes that take account of your overall business goals and concerns. We can assist with matters including:
- Lease renewals
- Surrendering leases
- Dilapidation claims
- Break clauses
- Rent arrears
- Service charge disputes
- Recovering vacant possession of commercial property
- Construction disputes
- Professional negligence claims
Commercial property portfolio management
We regularly assist investors and property managers in relation to a wide range of portfolio management issues, including:
- Drafting residential tenancy agreements
- Preparing consents for alternations
- Handling change of ownership
Property & business insolvency
Our commercial property team can efficiently prepare all of the documentation included in business insolvency, as well as for personal bankruptcy and voluntary winding up. This includes:
- Contracts for the sale of freehold property & land
- Lease disclaimers
- Notices to creditors
- Statements of affairs
We regularly act for banks in relation to high value transactions as well as advising property developers and purchasers on the legal side of secured lending. We can assist with:
- Secured loan agreements
- Identity & bankruptcy checks
- Property checks & searches
- Property valuations
Why Bennett Griffin is the right choice
Our commercial property team have exceptional experience acting for a wide range of businesses in relation to all types of commercial property transactions, including high value and complex matters.
Our clients include property developers, investors, retailers, property management companies, banks and other lenders, commercial landlords and tenants. This experience allows us to understand commercial property matters from the perspectives of everyone involved, so we can foresee potential problems and help keep things smooth and simple.
We aim to offer an efficient, commercially astute legal service, designed to make it as simple and straightforward as possible for your business to deal effectively with commercial property in a way that adds real value to your enterprise.
We are also proud to be one of the founding members of the Sussex Property Alliance, a chance to connect, exchange ideas and build relationships with other property professionals within Sussex. For further information click here.
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