Commercial Property Solicitors
Practical and clear commercial property advice
Whether you’re looking to rent shop premises for the first time, buy your own warehouse, let an office you own, re-purpose an old building or build dozens of new homes, our commercial property solicitors can help you progress your transactions more safely, swiftly and more profitably.
Our commercial property lawyers work with a wide variety of businesses across the UK, ranging from sole traders up to and including larger commercial ventures. We take the time to understand your requirements and then make it our objective to fulfil them.
Our commercial property expertise
We can act for you in the sale and purchase of land, shops, industrial units and warehouses, as well as leases, financing and regulatory compliance work, and most other aspects of commercial conveyancing law. Our expert team of commercial property lawyers are experienced in a variety of sectors, including (but not limited to) hospitality, leisure, retail and construction.
Buying or selling a commercial property can be more complex than dealing with residential property. Our expert commercial property solicitors can guide you through the whole process of acquiring or disposing of a property, including:
- Tax implications and Heads of Agreement
- Property restructuring and title splits for freehold and leasehold properties
- Acquiring or disposing of land
- Buying or selling commercial property or land at auction
Our commercial property lawyers also work closely with our Employment and Corporate + Commercial teams to advise you on various other aspects such as drafting contracts, transfer of title, tax implications and transfer of assets or employees.
The law surrounding commercial leases is complex, and instructing a specialist commercial property solicitor means you can rest assured that your lease will be legally sound.
Our commercial property team acts for landlords and tenants in the grant, assignment, surrender and variation of commercial leases. Where needed, we also work together with our colleagues in employment and commercial law to bring together the business, employment and property elements of a deal.
Due to the complexities around commercial property, disputes can be prolonged and costly. Seeking advice early from our specialist commercial property disputes solicitors is essential in minimising any negative impact on your business.
Our team can help with ownership, easements, trespass and restrictive covenant disputes, and with commercial landlord and tenant matters, we advise on terminating your business lease, seeking a business lease renewal, rent reviews, rent arrears, break notices and breaches of covenant.
Our commercial disputes team can also help resolve any disagreements resulting from your ownership or tenancy of a property.
Securing finance is crucial in commercial property transactions, and there are a number of finance options out there to choose from, making it seem daunting. Our commercial property lawyers have proven expertise in advising clients on property finance and refinance transactions and helping them secure a method that suits their needs. The team can advise on:
- Buy to Let refinance
- Bridging/short-term finance
- Loans syndication
- Drafting loan agreements and legal charges
- Development finance
Islamic property finance is fast becoming an attractive way for business owners and property developers to finance projects and also for the ongoing management of commercial premises.
Islamic finance supports the management of money in a way that follows the moral principles of Islam and the Sharia (also known as Shariah or Shari’a). This type of financing can offer financial inclusivity, stability and sustainable development, and is increasingly being adopted by non-Muslim clients.
Salma Maqsood, Commercial Property Partner, is experienced in using Islamic finance as a way to invest in or finance a property transaction. She can advise on using Islamic finance for bridging loans, project finance and general property purchases.
Whether you’re an established developer or are just starting out, our commercial property solicitors can help you to progress your project from acquisition to sale, and provide expert advice along the way. Our team can help you with:
- Site acquisition
- Planning and construction
- Development finance
- New build development
- Sales and lettings
- Landlord and tenant services
- Change of use
- Development disputes
Our commercial property lawyers work for a number of small and medium-sized new home builders in Bristol and across the South West. We can assist housebuilders every step of the way, from site acquisition to the sale of the finished homes.
Our advice for new build developers includes:
- The purchase and sale of land for housing development
- Site setup
- Plot sales and lettings
- Contract terms and Land Registry requirements
- Property finance
- Landlord and tenant services
- New build conveyancing
Putting a commercial property into a Self-Invested Personal Pension can be a smart move for small business owners who are planning for succession or retirement. Our commercial property lawyers act on behalf of SIPP providers and those looking to invest in SIPPs.
Landlord and tenant
Our specialist team can advise on:
- Commercial leases
- Lease renewals
- Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
- Rent deposits
Contact our commercial property lawyers in Bristol
We pride ourselves on being responsive and providing clear advice to clients across the UK from our offices across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, in Bedminster, Bishopston, Bristol city centre, Kingswood and Thornbury.
Our commercial property solicitors tailor their fee structure and work to suit your requirements and budget, so that big or small, your business can get the legal support it needs.