Commercial Property Solicitors in Sussex | Jonathan Lea Network

Our team help you structure favourable deals and avoid the pitfalls of the property market. We act on transactions of all types and sizes and are able to work within tight deadlines and agreed budgets for a wide range of clients from occupiers and investors, to developers and landowners, both in the UK and internationally.

We thrive on advising clients on novel and complex matters using a wide range of experts from our network to source information and advice and effectively project manage cases.

What Can We Help You With?

Buying and Selling Commercial Property

There are fundamentally two ways of owning a property. It is important you understand the difference as it affects buying, owning, maintaining and selling your commercial property...

Lease Assignments

There are many reasons why tenants want the security of a long lease. However, circumstances can change and current premises may no longer fit the financial position, expanding staff numbers or plans of a business.

Commercial Property Lease

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, our commercial property team can assist you with the negotiation and drafting of a mutually acceptable commercial lease to ensure your interests and needs are always protected.

Commercial Property Dispute Resolution

Commercial property disputes often involve complex areas of law and, whether you are a commercial landlord or tenant, it is pertinent to obtain expert legal advice.

Lease Extensions

When a property is owned with a long lease the property will depreciate in value and mortgage lenders are usually reluctant to lend on a property with a short lease as selling the property becomes more difficult.

Sale and Purchase of Land

There are many reasons for purchasing and selling land, from buying a small piece of land from a neighbour, to buying a large site for development or to prevent such development, to purchasing or selling farmland, investment land or woodland.

Our Areas of Experience

  • Acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold properties, including agricultural land and buildings
  • Construction contracts
  • Development projects including planning agreements, options, conditional contracts and joint venture arrangements
  • Leasebacks and re-financings
  • Leasehold arrangements and landlord and tenant negotiations
  • Leasehold enfranchisement;Planning contracts including s.106 agreements
  • Residential site assembly and plot sale disposal
  • Short term licence to occupy agreements
  • Vacant property management, including property guardian contractual documentation

Our Commercial Real Estate Team

What Our Clients Say

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This introductory call is to discuss your matter so we can provide a well-considered quote.


However, please be aware that the free 20 minute call is at our discretion. If you are more looking for advice and guidance on an initial call, we may instead offer a one-hour fixed fee appointment instead.


Our fixed fee appointments are between £200 – £300 + VAT depending on the seniority of the solicitor taking the call.

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