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Commercial property & property development

We provide a responsive and highly commercial approach when assisting clients with the purchase, development, sale, management or leasing of commercial property.

Recognised expertise

Our expertise in commercial property has been recognised by Legal 500, which independently assesses the reputation and quality of legal advice of leading UK law firms and describes the commercial property team as 'incredibly knowledgeable'.

Commercial property

We combine in-depth legal knowledge with considerable practical experience to looking after our clients. We can offer practical assistance with a whole range of commercial property matters including:

  • Purchase of industrial sites, retail units, offices and development land
  • Covenants and title matters
  • Planning issues including planning obligations
  • Funding and Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Leasehold transactions, assignments and terminations
  • FRI, rent reviews, service charge and repairing obligations
  • Corporate and personal tax implications

Property & land development

From inspecting the land or building (where practicable) to considering and advising on the legal and other documents associated with the transaction you will be able to rely upon the expertise of our Commercial Property Team. We will also advise and give guidance during the planning process and the implications of any planning agreement which may be required by the local planning authority before permission for a scheme is granted.

We can also advise on the potential use and effect of conditional agreements such as option, pre-emption, overage and ‘clawback’ agreements. Once a development has been completed we will then be able to assist with plot and unit disposal.

Team effort

Successful property transactions and management are all about team effort. We have a proven track record of working closely and efficiently with other professionals such as bank relationship managers, accountants and surveyors to ensure things progress as smoothly as possible.

Our commercial property lawyers can arrange meetings at any of our local offices in York and across Yorkshire, so simply contact your nearest Harrowells office in York, St Saviourgate, Clifton Moor, Easingwold, Haxby, Pocklington, Malton, and Thirsk.