Commercial Leases

Our commercial property team have years of experience drafting and advising on commercial leases.  We act for both landlords and tenants of commercial premises and so have a detailed knowledge and appreciation of the issues involved from both sides of a transaction.

We draft leases for a wide variety of commercial properties and uses including retail units, offices, industrial units, warehouses, factories and medical practices.

Commercial leases are invariably lengthy and complex documents. They will set out the terms and obligations between the landlord and tenant for the lease term (and possibly beyond) and therefore it is imperative they are drafted and reviewed by a specialist. We will ensure that the lease is suitable to your needs and your situation and we will provide you with clear and relevant advice that is straight forward to understand.

We can also assist on other issues relating to commercial leases such as:-

  • Licences to assign;
  • Licences to underlet;
  • Licences to alter;
  • Deeds of variation;
  • Rent reviews;
  • Dilapidations and repairs;
  • Lease termination and renewal under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954;
  • Planning issues; and
  • SDLT

If you need advice about a commercial lease or any other commercial property related issue, please contact the team directly on guildford@rhw.co.uk  or call 01483 302000 and ask to speak to Brian Shacklady or Jack Lightburn.