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Commercial litigation

  • Contract disputes
  • Commercial debt recovery

Property disputes

  • Boundary
  • Ownership
  • Rights of way/easements
  • Right to extend
  • Business lease renewals
  • Landlord + tenant (residential/commercial)

Contentious Probate

  • I(PFD) Act ‘75 claims
  • Will disputes
  • Disputes regarding administration

Commercial FAQs

Any questions?

How much do your commercial legal services cost?
Do I need to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on commercial property?
Can I end my commercial lease agreement early?
Can I sublet my commercial property?
What do I need to consider if buying a licensed premises
Do I need a survey before entering into a lease agreement?
Can you act for landlords in commercial lease negotiations?

How much do your commercial legal services cost?

This depends on many factors. Contact our commercial property lawyers for a tailored quote that includes a breakdown of all disbursements, including Stamp Duty and VAT.

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Do I need to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on commercial property?

If you’re purchasing commercial property and the cost is between £150,000 and £250,000, Stamp Duty of 1% is charged on the whole of the purchase price. This increases to 3% of the total purchase price if the cost of the property is between £250,000 and £500,000. 4% is charged on commercial properties costing £500,000 or more.

If you’re leasing your property, the amount of SDLT depends on how long your lease is and the amount of rent you’ll pay per year. Our commercial property solicitors can calculate your exposure to SDLT before you sign your lease so you know what is payable from the outset.

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Can I end my commercial lease agreement early?

A lease is a legally binding contract, drawn up to protect both you and your landlord. If you don’t have a commercial lease break clause in your tenancy agreement, you can ‘sell’ your lease or surrender your lease to the landlord. Both options may have financial repercussions for you, so speak to our commercial property lawyers about your personal circumstances.

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Can I sublet my commercial property?

Your lease will specify any restrictions on subletting. Contact our commercial lawyers for advice.

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What do I need to consider if buying a licensed premises

Our specialist commercial property lawyers have experience of licensed premises and can advise and assist you with all elements of licensing work, from a new license application to a licence ownership transfer.

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Do I need a survey before entering into a lease agreement?

It’s a common misconception that you only need a survey on property you’re purchasing. If your commercial lease agreement contains a clause that requires you to repair and maintain the property, it’s important that you understand what your potential financial obligation will be. In this situation, we would recommend that you instruct a commercial property surveyor.

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Can you act for landlords in commercial lease negotiations?

Yes, we can act for both landlords and potential leaseholders in lease negotiations. Contact our commercial property team to discuss your options.

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If you can’t locate the answer to your specific question, please call our team of commercial law experts on 0117 325 2929 who will be happy to help.

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