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Commercial Property

Property & Leasehold Management

Whether you need help managing one or two properties, an industrial estate or a national portfolio these properties are of course an important asset which needs to be managed property to ensure it can flourish.

As legal experts with dedicated commercial property knowledge we can advise on all aspects of property portfolio management, whether you are the owner, the landlord, or a tenant.

 

Our commercial property management advice

We act for a number of large-scale landlords who carry out their own leasehold management, as well as Property Managers looking after multiple sites and Management Companies.

We can assist you with a whole range of leasehold and property management work, including:

  • Lease renewals and extensions
  • Surrender of leases and lease enforcement
  • Licenses to assign and sublet
  • Consents to works
  • Right to manage and enfranchisement
  • Service charge disputes
  • Forfeiture proceedings

 

What if a dispute has arisen between me and a leaseholder?

Where problems arise between a landlord and leaseholder, it is important that you as the landlord obtain timely legal advice to ensure that lease breaches are not “waived”, and the correct notices are served at the correct time at the right address.

 

What are service charge disputes?

These are common and usually arise because the leaseholder has not paid the service charge in spite of various written requests. There is often an underlying reason for the leaseholder failing to pay the service charge such as:

  • The service charge is not for a reasonable amount
  • There has been a lack of consultation
  • There has been a failure to provide information
  • The requests to pay are not valid demands

We can provide advice on resolving these disputes and, where the dispute cannot be resolved easily, advise you on the next steps including serving formal notices, liaising with the mortgage lender and, as a very last resort, tribunal, or court proceedings.

We offer competitive fixed fees for standard warning letters and Notices and, where we are instructed regularly, can offer scaled fees for Property Managers.

 

Commercial property advice from your perspective

Whether you are taking a lease of an industrial unit, acquiring a development site, or buying a caravan park, we can guide you safely through the process - with your business needs at the forefront of everything we do.

Along with the support from other teams across the firm, including our company & commercial team and our property litigation team, we provide joined-up legal advice for projects of all sizes staying one step ahead and always seeking new perspectives.

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