Commercial Property

Commercial property can be a very good investment, but it is important to have the right legal support to make sure you can maximise your opportunities while minimising any risks. Our commercial property solicitors can help you get the right terms and swiftly resolve any issues that could cost you time, money or unnecessary stress.

We offer a wide range of services for commercial property matters, including buying and selling, property development, leases and dispute resolution. Our clients include everyone from small business owners to large organisations, developers, farmers and landowners.

After your initial consultation with our team, you will receive a written estimate of our fees and any other costs, so you can make an informed decision that matches your budget.

At Heringtons, we have experience across the full range of commercial property law, including:

  • Buying and selling investment property
  • Residential and commercial development
  • Commercial leases
  • Commercial landlord and tenant matters
  • Agricultural property
  • Secured lending
  • Commercial property disputes

Our commercial property lawyers can provide tailored advice to match your plans and priorities, so please contact us for an initial consultation on how we can help you.

Get in touch with our commercial property solicitors in East Sussex

For advice about commercial property law, please contact your local Heringtons office in BattleBexhill on SeaEastbourneHastings or Rye.

Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form, and our expert commercial property lawyers will be in touch shortly.

Our commercial property services

Buying or selling investment property

Buying and selling property for investment purposes is often very lucrative. However, you have to make sure you get the right terms in place and that any potential issues are considered and planned for to ensure you see the highest possible returns.

If you own office, retail, industrial or other commercial property that you intend to sell or buy, our commercial property lawyers can guide you through all of the steps you need to take. We can also advise on matters including existing tenancies or other forms of occupancy that need to be taken into consideration.

Residential and commercial development

Do you intend to sell land to residential or commercial developers? Are you a developer intending to acquire such land? These types of transactions may be complicated by factors such as obtaining planning permission or may be subject to clawback (overage) provisions. These need to be carefully drafted in order to protect your interests.

Our commercial property solicitors regularly advise developers and landowners on all aspects of residential and commercial development. We know exactly how these complex matters work, so we can ensure every detail is handled correctly and in the best way for your overall interests.

Commercial leases and other commercial landlord and tenant matters

Commercial leases tend to be very long and complex documents, so it is absolutely vital to get specialist legal advice when drafting, negotiating or signing a lease. This can give you confidence that your interests are fully protected, that all parties understand the terms and that the risk of any issues is minimised.

We advise on all landlord and tenant matters, including the negotiation of new commercial leases, assignments of existing leases, under-lettings, variation of leases, licences to occupy, alterations to leasehold premises, repairing obligations, Stamp Duty Land Tax and land registration.

Agricultural property

Dealing with agricultural property is a specialist area with particular considerations that set it apart from other types of commercial property. For this reason, it can be highly valuable to seek advice from property lawyers with specific expertise in dealing with agricultural property.

Our specialist agricultural property lawyers can provide detailed advice on matters such as the sale and purchase of agricultural property, creation of farm business tenancies and protected agricultural tenancies.

Secured lending

Some form of finance is usually needed for most types of commercial property transactions. The terms of that finance can have far-reaching implications for your business, so it is important to get the best terms and be confident that they are right for your current and future circumstances.

We provide a comprehensive service for clients who seek to borrow from commercial mortgage lenders. We can advise on all aspects of secured lending, including facility agreements, debentures, legal charges and acting as a guarantor.

Commercial property disputes

Commercial property disputes are often complex, and the stakes can be very high. It is therefore critical to consult a team with specific expertise in resolving these challenging matters.

Our litigation and dispute resolution are highly experienced in working through all manner of commercial property disputes, with a strong track record of securing positive outcomes for our clients – typically, without the need for court proceedings.

Find out more about our dispute resolution services.

How our commercial property lawyers work

Commercial property law often straddles a number of different issues, so it is important to take a comprehensive view of the matters involved. Our team can draw on expertise across a wide range of matters, making sure that all relevant areas are fully considered and accounted for.

We recognise that our advice has to add real value to your transactions and the work you do. As such, we take a pragmatic, commercial view of the matters we advise on, making sure we always guide our clients in a direction that will match their business goals and priorities.

Ultimately, our aim is to help you to operate more smoothly, more effectively and more profitably through the advice and services we provide.

Our commercial property law fees

The cost of dealing with commercial property needs to be kept under control, which is something our team fully understands. We will provide a realistic estimate of all costs, including our fees, at the outset, so you can plan your budget accordingly.

We work efficiently to keep our fees to a minimum and will always agree all expenditure in advance, so you stay in full control of your costs.

Fixed fee commercial property law advice

Where appropriate, we can offer fixed fees for some commercial property matters, helping you to budget accurately.

Hourly rates for commercial property law advice

For other work, we will charge a competitive hourly rate based on the level of expertise required. This ensures you get exactly the right support while keeping your costs as low as possible.

Get in touch with our commercial property lawyers in East Sussex

For advice about commercial property law, contact your local Heringtons office in Battle, Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Hastings or Rye.

Or fill in our online enquiry form, and we will be in touch shortly.

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