Commercial Property Solicitors
From developers, investors and landlords to tenants and housing associations, Humphries Kirk have established an enviable reputation for protecting the property interests of businesses and commercial enterprises throughout the region.
Using a commercial property solicitor when developing land
If you are an experienced developer or running your first project, our commercial property solicitors are on hand to take you through every stage of the process, from obtaining the planning, dealing with environmental issues affecting brownfield, rights to light and rights of way, acquiring the site to finally letting and selling the built units.
We are fully equipped to deal with obtaining funding and refinance, building contracts, development leases, community infrastructure levy, pre-construction services agreements, nominations agreements and development agreements.
If you are a landowner and have been approached by a developer who wants to buy your land, we will help you with negotiating terms of an overage and clawback payment or an option agreement.
Owning commercial property
Many businesses choose to invest in commercial property and let it out to achieve both capital growth and regular income. Commercial lease in effect is an agreement between the landlord and the tenant, allowing the landlord to make his investment work and providing stability and flexibility to the tenant and its business. Naturally, the landlord and tenant would always have opposing interests, but their bargaining power would always depend on the market and financial factors.
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant or a guarantor, our team of commercial property solicitors are able to draw upon a wealth of experience to advise you on the commerciality of the terms of your lease, be it an office, industrial unit, leisure centre or a retail store. We will also guide you through the process of dealing with licences and landlord’s consents throughout the duration of the tenancy.
We have long-standing expertise in dealing with Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 notices, lease extensions, dilapidations and enforcement of landlord’s rights.
Buying commercial property through your SIPP or SASS
Investing in commercial property through a pension scheme offers some tax advantages and helps with cash flow. We regularly advise traders who own or would like to own their own office, industrial unit and a shop, and choose to do it through their pension scheme.
We will also act for your bank, when your SIPP or SASS takes a commercial mortgage from to fund the transfer of the property to the pension fund. Our expert team will ensure the efficiency and accuracy of the transfer.
Selling a business along with the property?
Just as we do with residential property sales, we bring uncompromising due diligence to the process, paying meticulous attention to every aspect of the process, negotiating favourable terms on your behalf and drawing up heads of agreement for the sale itself.
How can Humphries Kirk help you with commercial property law?
We are a team of 13 commercial property solicitors, specialising in various aspects of commercial property and practicing from eight offices across Dorset and London.