Commercial Property

...with you every step of the way!

Our dedicated Commercial Property Team, headed by Andrew Pedley, represents sellers, buyers, developers, landlords, tenants, lenders, borrowers, investors and joint venture partners (both from the public and private sectors) on a local and national basis.

We advise on all aspects of property transactions and provide straightforward, practical, commercial and cost effective advice and solutions tailored to achieve the objectives of your business.  We appreciate the demands on your business and will work with you to deliver projects on time, on budget and fulfilling your goals.  Whilst satisfying legal requirements is of course necessary, it is important to ensure that transactions are structured so as not to  hinder the commercial success of your business.

Our specialisms include:

Property Development

  • Site assembly
  • Exclusivity agreements, options and pre-emptions
  • Conditional contracts
  • Development agreements
  • Freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals
  • Forward sales and lettings
  • Public and private funding
  • Joint venture structures
  • Building contracts, professional team appointments and collateral warranties
  • Planning and infrastructure agreements

Property Investment and Management

  • Acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold investment property
  • Finance and funding
  • Portfolio transactions
  • Property management of occupational tenants

Property Litigation

  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 proceedings
  • Landlord and tenant disputes including
          Break clause disputes
          Forfeiture proceedings
          Dilapidations claims
  • Possession proceedings
  • Neighbour disputes

Business Support

  • Acquisition and disposal of business
  • Funding, finance and refinance
  • Group reorganisations
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Landlord and Tenant

  • Granting and taking of leases
  • Disposals and assignments
  • Licences to occupy
  • Alterations and additions
  • Variations of lease terms

Sector Specific

  • Care home transactions particularly involving portfolio acquisitions and disposals
  • Licenced premises
  • Education transactions including:
          Collaborative joint ventures
          Acquisitions of education institutes
          Property development
          Student accommodation acquisition, disposal and development
          Portfolio management

Where we may not have the requisite expertise within our firm, we have access to a wide range of experts, through our affiliation with other law firms.  We have longstanding working relationships and will manage all advice provided this way ensuring a consistent approach and interface with you.

In today’s marketplace property transactions increasingly require legal advice on non-property issues.  Within our firm we work closely with other departments allowing us to provide you with full service in relation to areas such as corporate finance, commercial contracts, employment and dispute resolution. 

Our Commercial Property team are a technically excellent, hardworking and highly motivated team who speak your language.  We will work with you in order to provide the best advice possible in the most timely and cost effective manner.

If you would like to contact our Commercial Property team click here or call 01484 821300.

Team for Business – Commercial Property

T: 01484 821 448
James  Burgess
James Burgess
T: 01484 821 319
Martha Southby
Martha Southby
T: 01484 821 410
Justine Boyes
Justine Boyes


"Andrew’s attitude perfectly matched the approach we wanted. He identified the battles we could win and did not waste time on proving points. Egos never came into it. There were many complicated property elements and Andrew worked with us to resolve these before they became an issue.” 

W. Armitage

"Andrew has been key to the achievement of the sale and has without doubt offered excellent advice and timely intervention in what was at points a complicated negotiation, made more difficult by the buyer's Solicitor. His expertise has also been noted by the buyer's Director of Land, who informs us he has recommended Andrew to a third party with whom his Company is seeking to undertake a transaction. We take this opportunity to re-iterate how pleased we have been with the service received from your Practice over a number of years." 

O. Thomas