Commercial Property Lease - Jonathan Lea Network

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. This is fundamental given that these types of leases tend to be for a longer term and less protection is provided by the law as compared to a lease for a domestic property. Add in the pace of change of today’s trading environment, a lease tailored to your particular circumstances is the best way to avoid future disputes or disagreements.

Our experienced team can also check the terms of a pre-existing lease and advise on common issues such as termination, restrictions, repairs, alterations and signage or anything else that impacts adversely on your business.

How can JLN help you?

Whether you are a landlord or existing or prospective tenant, we can act for you. With extensive experience in a variety of sectors and working with both landlords and tenants,  we can provide expert guidance on your specific case.

Some areas we have particular experience in are as follows:

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on commercial leases;
  • Lease extensions;
  • Lease assignments;
  • Lease surrenders;
  • Termination of leases;
  • Heads of terms;
  • Break clauses;
  • Lease restructuring;
  • Planning and permitted use;
  • Rent deposits and guarantors;
  • Service charges and rent reviews;
  • Insurance;
  • Recovery of possession;
  • Responsibility for repairs; and
  • Landlord and tenant disputes.

We also identify and advise on other relevant areas of law, such as: mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, competition law, intellectual property and tax law.

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.

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

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