Specialists in Commercial Leases
We are highly experienced in advising on all aspects of commercial leases, whether drafting, negotiating, reviewing, renewing, assigning, subletting, surrendering or terminating and we act for both landlords and tenants.
Katie Sammonds Finance Director, Care 4 Children
“We as a company have instructed Integra for a number of years now for pretty much all of our commercial law needs. They have advised us on, amongst other things, our £5.5m share acquisition of another children’s care business, multiple commercial property acquisitions and leases, our group restructuring and our shareholders’ agreement. The level of service has never dropped and we would highly recommend Moyen and the team.”
Umar Vanden Owner of Whiskey Jar, El Capo, Bandito Burrito, Behind Closed Doors
“My bar/restaurant business has expanded significantly over the last couple of years and Integra have acted for me on several leases and business sale and purchases. They are highly responsive and really know their stuff. The Integra team were unfazed by acting opposite large firms and were tough in negotiating key points for me. They are my first port of call for anything legal and I would thoroughly recommend their services.”
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We provide specialist advice on Commercial Leases
Property Law is complex, our experts are here break it down in to simple terms. We will advise you on how to avoid costly mistakes and find solutions to any problems you encounter.
Our specialist legal team has years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers.
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Specialist commercial lawyers with you every step of the way
Our team is made up of highly skilled lawyers who genuinely understand business.
How we can help with commercial leases
We deal with businesses of all types and sizes from institutional landlords to sole traders, including but not limited to:
- Bars and Restaurants
- Shop & Retail Leases
- Industrial Units
- Children’s & Elderly Care Homes
- Franchies Leases
- Cafes & Sandwich Bars
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How does the Commercial Leases process work for me?
If you are a landlord granting a new commercial lease to a tenant, you will agree heads of terms to cover such things as the rent, the length of the lease, repairing obligations and any rent reviews etc. We will prepare a draft commercial lease on your behalf and communicate with the tenant’s solicitors to ensure the lease is completed at the earliest opportunity to help you maximise your income and minimise your outgoings.
If you are a tenant taking a lease of commercial premises, the landlord’s solicitors will prepare a draft commercial lease and we will consider its terms and provisions with you. We will suggest amendments where appropriate to ensure your lease is on terms you’re comfortable with. Whatever the nature and size of your business, we know the importance of safeguarding your property rights and giving you security.
Whatever your business and whether you are a landlord or tenant, we can help you enter into a robust lease on fair and favourable terms – we have dealt with commercial leases of all kinds of properties, from corner shops to shopping centres. Our years of experience enable us to highlight important issues in the lease and any supplemental lease documentation. We will work with you to find solutions and will expertly negotiate matters on your behalf.
Our top 6 tips for tenants taking on a commercial lease
1. Ask for a rent free period. Depending on the demand for particular property and its condition, it is always worth trying to negotiate a rent free period with the landlord.
2. Give careful consideration about who is taking the commercial lease. The ideal scenario is that you take the lease in a separate limited company as oppose to you own personal name as a lease can expose you to significant personal liability. Landlords may not agree to this they may require some other security if the company has little or no financial history.
3. Ask for a break clause. (a right to terminate the lease early). This will give you flexibility in that you might commit to say a 6 year commercial lease you could perhaps bring the lease to an end on each anniversary of the term by giving the landlord and agreed period of notice.
4. Don’t agree to pay the landlords legal costs. Don’t get pressurised into paying the landlords legal costs it is standard practice that each party pays their own legal costs.
5. Carefully consider your repair obligations. You should either try to limit your repair obligations to looking after say the interior only, or alternatively if you have if you have to accept a responsibility to repair the inside and the outside of the building limit it by reference to a Schedule of Condition. A schedule of condition is a record of the condition of the premises at the start of the commercial Lease and you can make it clear that you do not have to put the property into a better state of repair and then at the start of the commercial lease as evidenced by the schedule of condition. Also give some thought to the landlord carrying out some works on your behalf prior to commencement of the lease to make the premises fit for purpose.
6. Ensure the lease is within the Landlord and Tenant 1954 Act. This means that at the end of the term you will have a right to apply to the court for a new commercial lease unless the landlord objects. The landlord can only object on specific grounds.
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