Legal advice can help you understand the main issues for your business to consider both before and after a lease or freehold purchase.

Property is often the major asset for a business. Commercial Property law can cause problems whether you own or rent property and there can be extra legal liabilities and potential costs that you may not be aware of.

Obtaining legal advice before acquiring property can help to reduce the chance of something untoward happening which could impact on the viability of your business.

Buying, selling or leasing a commercial property is different to a domestic one, with issues that are unlikely to be part of a residential conveyance. That’s why Caversham Solicitors offer specialist advice from a lawyer who understands commercial property matters.

We can act for private or corporate landowners, builders and property developers and our expertise covers a wide range of commercial property issues including:

• granting and taking leases and subleases of offices, shops, and commercial, industrial and licensed premises
• buying and selling investment and owner-occupied property
• overage agreements
• options and conditional contracts
• serving break notices
• portfolio acquisitions and disposals
• licences to assign, sublet, alter and change use
• rent deposits, authorised guarantee agreements and guarantees
• auction purchases and sales
• Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 exclusions, terminations and renewals
• property due diligence on corporate transactions and certificates of title
• property finance and secured lending
• licences to occupy and tenancies at will
• deeds of variation and lease renewals
• residential lease extensions