Daniel York

Partner, Property Law

Daniel acts for both landlords and tenants of commercial property in relation to the granting and taking up of new leases, lease renewals, surrenders, assignments and underletting’s.

Daniel also deals with the sale and purchase of both residential and commercial property and has particular experience in acting for lenders in secured lending transactions.

Key Experience | Projects

Commercial Property
  • Herrington Carmichael led work for a high street bank on a deal related to a new loan to a corporate borrower for the refinancing of existing lending over part of its residential buy-to-let portfolio. The loan was secured over 6 separate houses-of-multiple-occupation (HMOs) in the city with a combined value of £7.5m.
  • Assisting a national company in the rapid expansion of their network with up to 40 new sites a year being taken.
  • London based nursery chain – Acting for company on the multi million pound refinance of their property portfolio.
  • Acting for the Tenant in the lease of their distribution hub for an annual rent of £1.2 million.
  • Acting for landlord’s in the leasehold management of their property portfolios including the granting of leases, dealing with assignments, underlettings and licences to alter.

Interests and Hobbies

I enjoy theatre, reading and sport. I particularly enjoy cycling and have completed several cycle rides for charity including a 250 mile fancy dress ride to Cornwall. Most of my time is now spent acting as taxi for my four children.

Daniel York

Partner,  Property Law

Office – 01276 686 222
Direct – 01276 854 901

I have been referring to Daniel for all my charity’s commercial property issues for over six years. In that time he has shown himself to be professional, thorough and responsive. I highly recommend Daniel and wish to extend my thanks to him for his continued hard work

– Yvonne Reynolds, Halow Project

Daniel York is always willing to assist in providing pragmatic solutions to any encounters that may have arisen coming up to completion. He often provides guidance and advice prior to deal instruction and is happy to take phone calls to discuss before instruction. His mannerism is very calming and enables all parties to keep focused on the key issues

- Metro Bank

Accreditations | Awards

Written by Daniel York 

What is Alienation?

‘Alienation’ is the right granted in a lease for a tenant to assign, sublet, or share occupation of their property. This is an important factor for tenants when negotiating leases and so this guide will discuss the main alienation provisions in a lease from a tenant’s...

Protections for commercial tenants to be extended

The Government has announced that it will be extending the restrictions on the ability of landlords to recover rent arrears from tenants as follows: - The Government will amend the Coronavirus Act 2020 to extend the moratorium on evictions from 30th June to 30th...

What additional costs will landlords be able to recover via the service charge?

As offices begin to reopen, landlords will naturally be considering what their new obligations to their tenants will be and how the costs of any additional services will be met: Social distancing of common parts  Social distancing will need to be managed in the...

Considerations for Landlords and Tenants: Getting back to work following lockdown

As the lockdown restrictions of the past two months begin to ease many will be wondering when will be able to get back to work and what will that look like. Whilst the exact nature and shape of the return will be led by Government guidance, we are able to put our...

COVID-19: Commercial lease – documenting a rent concession

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions now in place to control its spread, are having a significant effect on many business sectors. There are, understandably, concerns for both commercial landlords and tenants. Businesses face pressure on their financial...

COVID-19 and the Commercial Lease: The Financial impact on Landlord and Tenant

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions now in place to control its spread, are having a significant effect on many business sectors. There are, understandably, concerns for both commercial landlords and tenants. Businesses face pressure on their financial...

Budget 2020 – Business rates for small retailers put on freeze

In light of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a series of measures to help with business rates for the upcoming financial year. These include: 1. a freeze of business rates for businesses with a rateable value of less than...

Commercial Tenants: How can I exercise the break clause in my lease?

In light of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation, tenants should be reviewing their leases to see whether they contain a break clause, and if so, the conditions which must be met for the break to be effective. What is a Break Clause? A break clause is an explicit...

EPCs and the impact of MEES Regulations – Are you ready for the April 2020 deadline?

Since 2008, it has been a legal requirement that whenever a property is built, sold or rented, an Energy Performance Certificate (“EPC”) is required. An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). EPCs are valid for...

VAT, Commercial Property and the Option to Tax

The default position is that commercial properties are exempt from VAT.  This means that the purchase or leasing of the property would not attract VAT on the purchase price or rent. However, it is not as simple as that and an owner of commercial property can elect to...


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