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Harlington Law’s property litigation solicitors offer expert legal advice that provides the most advantageous business-oriented solutions to achieve the best possible outcome.

Whether your focus is commercial or residential property, it’s essential to support your main objectives with expert legal advice. This is the only way to resolve any disputes effectively, avoid risks and maximise the value of your investments in equal measure.

Harlington Law can work with you on all types of business premises – from single units through to large scale residential and commercial developments and factories.

Whether you are buying, selling, letting, developing or leasing, if you are involved in Commercial Property we can assist you.

Our commercial team has specialist expertise in working closely with small to medium sized businesses, larger companies, developers, mainstream lenders and high net worth individuals. 

A very personal approach is adopted and we look at every aspect of your commercial property transaction, guiding you through all the negotiations whilst also taking into account the suitability of your financial risk and return on investments, especially for investors and developers.

If you are buying for example, we will make the appropriate searches and advise you on the right due diligence questions to ask the seller. Equally, if you are the seller, we will assist you in answering the due diligence enquiries from the buyer’s solicitor.

If you are an investor buying a property subject to occupational leases, we will vet each lease for you and deliver a full report on its terms. We can also deal with VAT issues and taxation, surveys, complete and submit the stamp duty land tax form and register your title at the Land Registry.

Commercial Lease Solicitors – Acting For The Landlord

If you own a property suitable for commercial use and already lease it to a tenant or are looking to begin leasing a property you own, our commercial lease solicitors can provide a number of useful services. At the beginning of the leasing process we can advise you on what to expect from leasing and what to cover in the terms of your lease, from basic tenancy periods and rates to renewals, sub-letting and improvements, break clauses and exit fees.

Finally, if you are planning to either expand your portfolio or sell your existing assets, our commercial lease solicitors can provide guidance on all aspects of the buying and selling process, including how to manage existing tenants.

Commercial Lease Solicitors – Acting For The Tenant

When looking to lease a commercial property, the complex contracts and unfamiliar terms can be bewildering. It is important to know exactly what you are agreeing to before you sign anything however, as getting locked into a contract that is not suitable for your needs can be potentially disastrous. That is why we strongly suggest seeking legal advice from experienced commercial lease solicitors before committing to any lease.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 

Harlington Law can work with you on all types of business premises – from single units through to large scale residential and commercial developments and factories.

Whether you are buying, selling, letting, developing or leasing, if you are involved in Commercial Property we can assist you.

Our commercial team has specialist expertise in working closely with small to medium sized businesses, larger companies, developers, mainstream lenders and high net worth individuals. 

A very personal approach is adopted and we look at every aspect of your commercial property transaction, guiding you through all the negotiations whilst also taking into account the suitability of your financial risk and return on investments, especially for investors and developers.

If you are buying for example, we will make the appropriate searches and advise you on the right due diligence questions to ask the seller. Equally, if you are the seller, we will assist you in answering the due diligence enquiries from the buyer’s solicitor.

If you are an investor buying a property subject to occupational leases, we will vet each lease for you and deliver a full report on its terms. We can also deal with VAT issues and taxation, surveys, complete and submit the stamp duty land tax form and register your title at the Land Registry.

Commercial Lease Solicitors – Acting For The Landlord

If you own a property suitable for commercial use and already lease it to a tenant or are looking to begin leasing a property you own, our commercial lease solicitors can provide a number of useful services. At the beginning of the leasing process we can advise you on what to expect from leasing and what to cover in the terms of your lease, from basic tenancy periods and rates to renewals, sub-letting and improvements, break clauses and exit fees.

Finally, if you are planning to either expand your portfolio or sell your existing assets, our commercial lease solicitors can provide guidance on all aspects of the buying and selling process, including how to manage existing tenants.

Commercial Lease Solicitors – Acting For The Tenant

When looking to lease a commercial property, the complex contracts and unfamiliar terms can be bewildering. It is important to know exactly what you are agreeing to before you sign anything however, as getting locked into a contract that is not suitable for your needs can be potentially disastrous. That is why we strongly suggest seeking legal advice from experienced commercial lease solicitors before committing to any lease.

BUSINESS LEASE RENEWALS 

Harlington Law regularly act on Business Lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and are able to advise you on the practice and procedures involved as well as guiding you through the necessary documentation.

We can assist both Landlords and Tenants with negotiating new terms, serving notices, responding to notices and negotiating interim rent. We are also able to assist Landlords with regaining possession of your property whilst guarding your interests. Our advice is specific and practical which allows you to make an informed commercial decision.

PROPERTY FINANCE/SECURED LENDING/BRIDGING LOANS 

Harlington Law has experts in acting for lenders on purchases of commercial property. We pride ourselves on carrying out due diligence effectively which ensures that your security is guaranteed.

We also assist borrowers with their lending. We are on the panels of the majority of the major lenders and are able to guide you through the process and the legal impacts of the loan.

Our expert bridging loan solicitors regularly act for borrowers of short-term finance including bridging loans, development loans and commercial mortgages.

As an alternative to traditional bank finance, short term loans often referred to as bridging loans are becoming increasingly popular with landlords, developers and homeowners alike to ‘bridge’ gaps in funding. Examples include:

 

  • Securing the purchase of a property before the sale of another
  • Purchasing a property not suitable for a conventional mortgage
  • Completing an auction purchase within required timescales
  • Finishing off refurbishment works and/or minor developments
  • Refinancing and/or consolidating existing debts

TRANSFER/ASSIGNMENT OF EXISTING LEASE 

From obtaining the consent of your landlord to finding a suitable assignee and completing the necessary paperwork, there are many steps and many potential pitfalls to consider. 

Due to the complex nature of commercial Leases and the importance of not breaking any clauses in your contract, if you are interested in assigning or transferring a Lease to another party we would strongly recommend speaking to a solicitor experienced in commercial property law before taking any action. Our experienced and knowledgeable commercial property solicitors can help guide you through this process.

LANDLORD & TENANT DISPUTES 

Legislation relating to landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities is constantly evolving. At Harlington Law we have solicitors who can provide clear, expert guidance on:

  • Short holds, tenancies and sub-letting assignments

Enforcement of covenants

  • Issues arising from the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 including initiating proceedings for possession of premises
  • Landlords’ consents
  • Lease negotiation, renewal and enfranchisement
  • Recovery of service charges or possession
  • Removal of unauthorised occupants
  • Rent reviews or management of rent arrears
  • Schedules of dilapidations

FORFEIT OF RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL LEASES 

In the instance that a leaseholder breaches the terms of their lease, landlords can take legal action against them, to gain possession of your property by forfeiting the lease, it is necessary to obtain a court order. The process is commenced by the service of a valid notice under section 146 of the Law of Property Act 1925, the Notice of Seeking Possession.

Harlington Law has experience preparing section 146 notices and handling of any related appeal proceedings.

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