Our experience has shown us that clients want access to approachable commercial property lawyers who can provide clear advice and well-drafted documents which protect your business and enabling it to pursue its commercial objectives. Our specialist commercial property member firms provide services in the following:
Acquisitions & Sales
Clients looking to sell or acquire business property can benefit from Spectrum members who have expertise in handling commercial property transactions for a wide range of clients and properties. Our property specialists make use of the latest technology to provide clients with an efficient, flexible, personal and cost effective service.
We understand that landlords want modern, up to date, state of the art and professionally drawn leases which protect, preserve and enhance their property interests. Our property specialists make use of modern technology to draft documents quickly and cost-effectively, provide support throughout the lease term on post completion matters and to keep landlords fully up to date with legal changes to property law.
Knowing what leases say and understanding what they actually mean can be different things entirely. Misunderstandings can have very costly consequences. Our commercial property members provide practical advice and assistance during the negotiations and ongoing support on post-completion matters.
Whilst increasingly tenants contract out of and do not have the benefit of renewal rights under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954, the need for this expertise continues. There is huge scope for ‘getting it wrong’ with costly consequences either for landlord or tenant and a good knowledge and experience of the procedures and the tactics to employ is vital.
Compensation claims can be significant and warrant a great deal of care and planning, both to avoid paying them and to succeed in claiming them.
Sadly, tenants inevitably do default. The remedies open to landlords have been curtailed somewhat in recent times and a good understanding of what can and cannot be done is essential for both landlords and tenants. Sometimes difficult decisions must be made and help and advice from an experienced professional can be invaluable.
Our property specialists often provide services to estate management companies including landlords of offices, industrial estates and retail outlets. Our property members will liaise effectively with any other professionals engaged on your projects, provide you with access to electronic files relating to your properties on agreed terms and procedures and keep you up to date on pertinent changes to the law.
Chris Wheeler is the founder of law firm Lewis Wheeler Solicitors. Whilst senior partner of one of the larger solicitors practices in the Blackwater Valley, he saw the potential that the Internet provides to deliver legal s ...