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Commercial Property Solicitors

Our expert commercial property solicitors provide a responsive and highly focused approach when representing clients in the purchase, development, sale, management or leasing of commercial property.

This can be a tricky area of law and it is crucial to fully understand the implications before entering into a commercial property transaction. We will carry out detailed due diligence work on your behalf and ensure that you have the information you need before finalising a deal.

We represent commercial property owners, landlords, tenants, investors and developers in a full range of transactions and have experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property ownership.

We are accredited by the leading legal directory, The Legal 500, for our expertise, with our entry noting that we provide excellent advice and support in this area of law as well as outstanding service from lawyers who inspire trust and confidence.

If you are looking for an experienced commercial property law firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. At Harrowells, we deal with a full range of transactions and have commercial property solicitors in York, Clifton Moor, Haxby, Easingwold, Thirsk, Pocklington and Malton who can provide the assistance you need.

Our commercial property services

As expert commercial property lawyers, we offer a full range of services, including:

  • Commercial property purchases
  • Commercial property sales
  • Commercial property development
  • Leasehold transactions, including assignment and termination of leases
  • FRI, rent reviews, service charges, repairing obligations, dilapidations
  • Funding commercial property transactions
  • Planning issues and advice on planning obligations
  • Advice on corporate and personal tax implications
  • Commercial property disputes

Our commercial property advice fees

At Harrowells, our commercial property solicitors offer excellent value for money. We will ensure that you are represented by a lawyer with the right experience for your needs and provide you with details of our charges at the outset. We will keep you updated as your transaction progresses, including discussing the cost of any complexities or unforeseen elements as they arise.

Commercial property services

Commercial property acquisition

Taking on commercial property involves extensive liabilities. If you ask us to represent you in a commercial property purchase, we will carry out detailed due diligence work and ensure that you are fully aware of the implications involved.

We will establish exactly how the property will be used and check that no restrictions exist to prevent this. If you are buying the property for your own business, we can also look at how you might want to use the property in the future. It is often the case that businesses evolve and adopting a farsighted approach can help ensure you have the flexibility you need.

We can negotiate robustly on your behalf where necessary, including in agreeing on the details contained in the Heads of Terms. We will advise you on issues such as easements, restrictive covenants and existing tenancies to ensure you know exactly what you are taking on.

We represent individuals and companies in the purchase of a wide range of properties, including industrial units, warehousing, retail units, hospitality premises such as bars and restaurants, and the purchase of land for development.

We are used to meeting tight deadlines in respect of commercial property transactions. We know that you may want to complete it quickly, and we will always do everything possible to avoid delays.

We offer a range of related services, including in respect of leasing commercial property.

Commercial property sales

Commercial property sales can be lengthy transactions as buyers will want a wide range of information and may raise extensive enquiries. We work proactively to keep transactions moving forward and deal promptly with issues raised by buyers and their legal teams.

We have the experience to deal effectively with issues that may arise. We can negotiate the Heads of Terms on your behalf and we will ensure that the initial information provided to the buyer’s solicitors is comprehensive.

If you are selling a tenanted property, we will carry out the additional work to provide full details of the terms of occupation and other relevant information to the other side. We will also deal with issues such as the transfer of deposit and notifying the tenant.

We can handle the sale of commercial property at auction, compiling a full auction package of all relevant information for potential purchasers. Where required, we can also respond to enquiries prior to the auction.

+ Commercial property development

If you are buying property for development purposes, it is crucial to have representation from solicitors with an extensive understanding of developer needs when it comes to land or brownfield site purchases.

Our commercial property purchase experts will work to identify the key issues you need from a site and check that you will be able to develop it in the way that you want. We will ensure that you are aware of any restrictions and where necessary, negotiate issues on your behalf.

+ Commercial property funding

We regularly deal with all types of commercial property funding, including commercial mortgages, alternative or complex loan structures, refinancing, bridging loans and development finance.

We know that you may have deadlines to meet or want to move your transaction along quickly, and we always work to ensure the finance aspect is ready to complete promptly.

Our in-depth commercial property expertise means that we are able to deal effectively with any complications that may arise and we have the understanding to find creative solutions where necessary.

+ Commercial property advice on planning

Our solicitors for commercial property transactions have a strong understanding of the planning system and can advise on planning applications, lawful use and planning obligations.

We have the experience to deal with planning complications, including planning appeals where necessary.

+ Commercial property disputes

Commercial property disputes have the potential to be both disruptive and expensive. As a commercial property law firm with experience in all aspects of the law in this sector, we can identify the key issues to be dealt with in any disagreement.

We are often able to find a solution to difficulties out of court, negotiating or using other alternative dispute resolution methods where necessary. This is a faster and more cost-effective way of dealing with issues than litigation and can prevent relationships from deteriorating.

The key to resolving commercial property disputes out of court is generally early legal intervention before a situation escalates and positions become entrenched.

Contact our commercial property solicitors in York and beyond

If you are looking for advice and representation, our commercial property solicitors in York, Clifton Moor, Haxby, Easingwold, Thirsk, Pocklington and Malton can provide the expertise you need.

We are physically based in Yorkshire, but we regularly assist clients throughout England and Wales because of our recognised expertise in commercial property law.

We are very happy to hold a meeting with you by phone or video call. For more locally based clients, we can meet you at one of our network of offices across North and East Yorkshire.

Contact us today to speak to one of our commercial property lawyers with the skills and experience to assist you.