Whether you are landlord with a property to let or a tenant looking to take a new lease for your business we are here to help.
We will work closely with you to understand your business needs and will cut through the jargon to give clear advice on the obligations you are taking on.
Our Property Law team is highly regarded for its depth of expertise and commercial approach. We act for both landlord’s and tenant’s across a broad range of sectors including leisure and hospitality, restaurants, retail, industrial, office, and healthcare.
Our expertise includes:
• Negotiating your new lease
• Transfers (or assignment) of existing leases
• Subletting your lease
• Dealing with leasehold management of property investment portfolios including licences, consents and surrenders
• Landlord and Tenant 1954 Act lease renewals alongside our Dispute Resolution colleagues
We also recognise the benefit to you of being able to budget accurately for costs and as such are happy to work on a fixed-fee basis.
- We led work for nationally recognised café on its relocation to a larger premises in London at the end of their existing lease. The new property was an assignment of an existing lease and we managed the work via several sets of solicitors to ensure the lease assignment was completed to fit in with the deadline of the end of the existing lease.
- We acted for a landowner in granting a large number of their commercial units to the same tenant in a large and wide ranging transaction which included several new leases, option agreements to take further leases, a licence for works to deal with substantial rebuilds of the existing properties and also issues with dilapidations from previous tenants.
- We acted for a national charity on its strategic London head office relocation. We undertook extensive due diligence in respect of the new leasehold interests, negotiating and settling the terms of the assignment of the existing lease and were also involved in advising on the termination of our clients existing leasehold properties.
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The team at Herrington Carmichael are responsive and reliable and provide an exceptional service to us. There is a strong level of ownership from the team and they go the extra mile to ensure that there is a thorough examination of each transaction and our interests are always protected.
The team works well together as well as interacting well with our in-house team. Everyone in the team is knowledgeable but if a situation arises that requires more senior involvement, escalation is quick and efficient to enable satisfactory solutions for all parties, to be found as quickly as possible.
Herrington Carmichael have the experience and in-depth knowledge of property law with the ability of individual solicitors to refer specific problems to specialist teams like the dispute resolution team.
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Herrington Carmichael offers legal advice to UK and International businesses as well as individuals and families. Rated as a ‘Leading Firm 2023’ by the legal directory Legal 500 and listed in The Times ‘Best Law Firms 2023’. Herrington Carmichael has offices in London, Camberley, Reading, Ascot and Wokingham.
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