Commercial property

Acknowledged by Chambers as "absolutely first-class", the members of the FSP commercial property team consistently exceed clients' expectations.

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Marcus Francis

"They have highly trained individuals and their bandwidth of knowledge never ceases to amaze. They are able to offer advice on all aspects of their field and they're also incredibly personable. They seem to have got the balance right."

Chambers 2016

Our clients range from small private businesses and start-ups to multinational PLCs, with everything in between including charities and universities.  Whether you are taking office space for the first time or relocating your UK headquarters we can help you achieve your business objectives efficiently and at reasonable cost.  Many of our team of lawyers have worked at City firms and so have a wide range of experience with four of our property lawyers being recognised by Chambers as "leaders in their field".

Our lawyers frequently draw upon the expertise of the other property teams in the firm, including construction, dispute resolution, tax, finance, social housing and residential property. The strength of the team means that when clients come to us with particular requirements - whether it be in terms of complexity, volume or timescale - we are always able to deliver. 

Our expertise covers a wide range of commercial property issues including:

  • granting and taking leases of offices, warehouses and shops
  • buying and selling owner/occupier and investment property
  • options and conditional contracts
  • auction purchases and sales
  • licences to occupy and tenancies at will
  • joint ventures and consortium agreements
  • serving break notices
  • portfolio acquisitions and disposals
  • property transactions involving the leisure and hospitality industry
  • licences to assign, sublet and alter
  • rent deposits, guarantees and authorised guarantee agreements
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 requirements
  • certificates of title
  • property due diligence on corporate transactions
  • all aspects of property finance and secure lending