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 have extensive knowledge and appreciation of the issues involved from both sides of a transaction.  We provide clients with clear and relevant advice that is straight forward to understand.

Drafting Leases

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.

From a tenant’s point of view, an onerous lease can make the difference between the success or failure of a business.  We will ensure that the lease is suitable to a client’s business needs and gives them flexibility should their requirements change throughout the term.

We will do our best to ensure that transactions run smoothly and efficiently, and we work closely with our clients to help achieve any target deadlines.  From a tenant’s perspective it is vital to ensure that they gain occupation and commence their business operations within agreed timescales.  From a landlord’s point of view, they will want to ensure that their business premises are not left vacant and to avoid any interruption to their rental income.

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
Contact Us

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

Meet the Commercial Property Team

Brian Shacklady

Brian Shacklady

01483 540 533
Jack Lightburn

Jack Lightburn

Associate Solicitor
01483 540 538
Julia Finill

Julia Finill

Legal Secretary
01483 540 557

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