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Commercial Leasing - Landlord & Tenant Solicitors

Granting or taking on a lease is not straightforward. With a team described in The Legal 500 as 'incredibly knowledgeable', we have the experience you can rely on to guide you through the often complex and confusing documents. 

Testimonials published in The Legal 500

The Legal 500 (2024 edition):

‘We have been clients of Harrowells for many years and are very happy with the level of service and expertise. We feel that whatever needs to be done and whatever situations arise, Harrowells are able to provide an excellent professional tailored service.’

‘We feel extremely well-supported and protected by Matthew Hayward. Matthew is always contactable and provides excellent advice and support. He is approachable, and we feel we can ask him a range of questions and know we will get the best advice. It is important to us that we have the trust and confidence in our solicitor and the practice, and feel really pleased that we have Matthew (and Harrowells) by our side. We highly recommend Matthew and Harrowells and have done so on many occasions.’

The Legal 500 (2023 edition):

‘Matthew Hayward is awesome. He delivers every time is his calm, professional and competent manner. He is the solicitor I recommend every time.’ Legal 

Advice for commercial landlords

As a landlord you will be concerned with many issues including:

  • Security of tenure for the tenant
  • Rent review – frequency and type
  • Break clauses and their exercise
  • Extent of premises to be let
  • Repairing and insurance obligations

Advice for commercial tenants

As a tenant it is important to understand all the provisions of a lease which will govern your use of the premises for the whole of the lease term. You will want to know exactly what you are signing up to. This also applies when an existing lease is being transferred to you. Other potential issues include:

  • Future disposal of the premises and continuing liability
  • Lease renewal
  • Lease expenses – in addition to the agreed rent
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax

Clear, practical advice

We have a reputation for putting our advice into a clear, practical and very commercial context. Click on the buttons below to make a call to any of our offices or to make an email enquiry and find out how we can help you.

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.