At Scott-Moncrieff, we have over 30 years of experience advising new and established businesses on all aspects of commercial leases. We regularly work with landlords and tenants, delivering clear and reliable legal support to help them achieve positive results.
Expert legal advice on commercial property leases
A commercial property lease is a significant commitment for both commercial landlords and their business tenants. As such, the terms in place must work for both parties. Our commercial property lawyers can act on your behalf to advise on and negotiate the right terms for you, working to provide you with clarity and avoid conflict at all times. We typically deal with issues such as:
- Granting and negotiating commercial leases
- Lease renewals
- Lease variations
- Rent deposit deeds
- Rent reviews and variations
- Landlord consents
- Assignments, sub-letting and underletting
- Responsibility for repairs
- Break clauses
- Personal guarantees
- Recovery of possession
Should disputes arise within the landlord and tenant relationship, our responsive commercial property team will be on hand to inform you of your options and support you to take appropriate action to protect your interests. We can work alongside lawyers in our other specialist business law departments to provide you with a comprehensive end-to-end service, whatever your circumstances.
Helping you to acquire the right premises
We have wide-ranging experience supporting clients to acquire the right premises for their business. Our commercial property solicitors work with clients across many commercial sectors – whatever the nature of your business, our team are here to help.
We can help you secure a premises to house the headquarters of your business or a segment of your staff. From a small number of rooms to a whole office block, we deal with all types of office buildings and can assist with all legal aspects of leasing and running your business within the property.
Our commercial property lawyers can assist you in acquiring industrial properties, such as warehouses and factories, whatever the scale of your operation. We can advise on both the nature and size of the property, as well as negotiating the lease agreement itself.
Retail and hospitality
We can assist you in identifying and acquiring shops, restaurants and licensed premises, giving careful consideration to issues such as location and any rents and fees you may have to pay.
Our commercial property team will ensure that you gain a full appreciation of the range of terms that you can negotiate. We can act on your behalf to draw up and agree Heads of Terms before drafting the lease, encouraging transparency and assisting in the prompt completion of your transaction.