Landlord & Tenant Solicitors

We secure the best terms and value for your commercial property

Landlord & Tenant Lawyers

Commercial landlord and tenant issues can seem complicated and baffling. Not to us.

Our landlord and tenant solicitors have experience from both perspectives, meaning we can help you avoid the worries of overly intricate negotiations and lease documents. With the assistance of our team, tenancy relationships run smoothly and support the financial interests of both parties.

We focus on giving you clarity and a clear decision-making path. And we don’t waste time deliberating. We understand that responsiveness is vital, so our team’s pragmatic and commercially focused advice is always there when you need it.

Property lease capabilities

The landlord and tenant lawyers at Shakespeare Martineau have extensive experience in handling the legal complexities of commercial property leases. We have a proven track record in this area and the scope of our tenancy work is wide-ranging:

  • We advise all types of commercial landlords and tenants of freehold and leasehold properties, from individuals to large corporate occupiers and institutional investors such as pension funds.

  • It’s not simply office buildings. Our wide-ranging client list gives us experience in retail, leisure, business parks, and industrial distribution – and everything in between.

  • Our expertise covers all aspects of leases and agreements, including re-gearing, lease renewals, insurance, and security of tenure. Potentially tricky areas are second nature to us too, such as break clauses, repairing obligations, and rent review and service charge provisions.

  • Recognised by the Legal 500, our team has earned a reputation for providing sound, financially minded advice to commercial landlords and tenants alike.

The way we help you

We understand your needs. Landlords will usually want to strike a balance between protecting capital value and generating income quickly. Tenants are keen to move in promptly while keeping things flexible for moving on or making other changes. The relationship between each side is important, and we aim to keep it strong.

Our expertise is complemented by the help of our other specialist teams for any related matters such as acquiring more property or handling any breakdown of the landlord and tenant relationship. We can also introduce you to the support of letting agents and other external consultants.

Our expertise in landlord and tenant issues

In addition to working alongside a diverse range of commercial landlord and tenant clients, our team is well-positioned to assist with the full range of issues you may encounter. Our expertise covers all legal aspects of tenancy relationships:

  • Whatever the size and shape of the property asset or portfolio, we can help – from drafting and agreeing new leases to reconfiguring matters to fit your occupational space requirements.

  • A good lawyer will give you sound technical advice on landlord and tenant issues. We take things one step further through conversation and collaboration at an early stage. Because in our experience, the more you can agree in the heads of terms, the faster and smoother the transaction.

  • Our landlord and tenant solicitors are keen to know your wider objectives and be involved at the outset of negotiations. It means we can shine a light on the points that matter and make suggestions to expedite your plans. But at whatever stage we’re involved, we don’t take things at face value but offer ways to fine-tune and add advantage for all sides.

Your journey through the legal process

You may be unsure of how the process of engaging landlord and tenant lawyers works. Our approach is designed to be as straightforward as possible and suit the needs of your business. To give you complete clarity, we’ve included an overview below:

  1. Once you’ve got in touch using the button below, you will be assigned a member of our team (we can also discuss your requirements on 0330 024 0333).

  2. We will contact you within an hour to understand the nature of the issues you have been facing as a commercial landlord or tenant and advise on how we can support you.

  3. If you would like to enlist our help, we then provide a full breakdown of our costs and a pack of onboarding documents.

  4. At this stage, we will work alongside you to get to the root of your tenancy issues and devise effective solutions.