Renting or occupying a commercial premises can present a wide range of challenges. The commercial property unit at Scott-Moncrieff offers a comprehensive range of legal services to help our business clients deal with the finer points of managing commercial property leases.
Our commercial landlord and tenant solicitors can provide clarity and certainty on all aspects of leasing commercial property. We offer a service that will not only meet your expectations but exceed them, tailored to meet the needs of your business and help you in the pursuit of your commercial objectives. Contact us to find out how we can assist with your landlord and tenant legal matter.
Expert legal assistance for commercial landlords and tenants
Interpreting the Landlord and Tenant Act 1984 can be a complicated process. Our commercial property lawyers will work closely with you to make sure that all clauses in your commercial lease are correct from the outset to avoid disputes and higher costs in the long run. We can advise on matters such as:
- Heads of Terms
- Agreements for leases
- Drafting leases
- Lease renewals
- Lease assignments
- Licenses to occupy
- Security of tenure
- Break clauses
- Alterations and change of use
- Rent reviews
- Commercial lease terminations
We can provide specialist legal support throughout your lease to prevent disputes arising. Our solicitors regularly consult with commercial clients on matters such as assignment, subletting, rent reviews, service charges and termination of their lease. Litigation in commercial property disputes can be expensive and time-consuming, so having ongoing legal assistance is a sensible and proactive step to help you keep costs down.
Resolving commercial landlord and tenant disputes
We offer specialist support for landlords and tenants who become involved in commercial property disputes. We can also assist property developers, investors and managers to handle claims promptly, enabling you to re-let your properties and sustain your business.
Heads of Terms
Heads of Terms are the main terms of a commercial agreement agreed in principle between the parties. They are also known as Letters of Intent or Memoranda of Understanding. Heads of Terms will set out the basic terms of a commercial lease before you negotiate the finer details of the agreement. Our commercial property team has extensive experience in drafting and reviewing Heads of Terms. We can support you throughout negotiations, ensuring your best interests are protected at all times.
Rent reviews are arguably the most complicated provisions of a commercial lease. To reduce the risk of delay and expense when it comes to reviewing rent on a commercial property or lease, landlords and tenants should ensure they are fully aware of these provisions and take the time to negotiate on the grant of a new lease carefully. Our commercial landlord and tenant solicitors can provide clear, pragmatic advice both at the start of a new lease and when it comes time to undertake a rent review.