Retail Property Solicitors

More Than Half a Century’s Experience Specialists in Complex and High Value Cases
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Experienced Commercial Retail Property Solicitors

At OGR Stock Denton, we want to support our colleagues in the retail industry by providing no-nonsense, customer-focused legal services. Our retail property solicitors have years of experience in a wide range of concerns for the modern business, whether you’re an independent boutique or a multi-national, a franchise or a pop-up business.

The retail sector has faced many tough challenges over the last few years. But as the high streets and business parks start to see a steady increase in customers, the industry is looking towards a brighter future.

If you’re a landlord who wants to build up a commercial property portfolio, we can help you negotiate contracts, buy commercial property, and organise your business assets to achieve the greatest level of return. And if you’re a tenant, we’re there to provide day-to-day legal services, legal advice and professional guidance on leases, conveyancing and rental agreements.

To make an appointment to discuss any aspect of Retail Property please email or call on 020 8349 0321.

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Matters we regularly advise on include:

  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Retail leases
  • Management of a property portfolio.

Other aspects of commercial property law covered by OGR Stock Denton solicitors:

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The Needs of the Retail Sector

The retail sector is a multi-layered industry with complex needs. The type of legal advice you need will depend on your role within the industry. Our expertise covers a wide range of retail law, from tenants and landlords to leaseholders and employees. With a solid legal team behind you, the chances of making your business a success in a highly competitive marketplace increase dramatically. 

If you’re ready to expand your business, we’re here to guide you through the process with legal advice that will make signing those commercial contracts stress-free.

Specialist Areas Explained

Retail solicitors take on a multitude of assignments for clients. At OGR Stock Denton, our team has over 25 years of experience in the retail market, delivering expert advice and help. Our portfolio of services deals with not just the day-to-day legal concerns but also a variety of specialist areas.

Retail Development

For years, the high street was in decline. Shops have been left vacant for months, losing landlords revenue and creating a run-down environment. Now, high streets are undergoing extensive regeneration across the UK. If you take on a retail outlet that needs developing and reviving, we can help. 

We’ll advise you on commercial development loans and financing, grants and incentives that could make your business a real success. Our property law solicitors have the experience and the expertise to unlock your business potential.

Commercial Property Leases

Whether it’s a short-term or a long-term agreement, a lease is at the heart of every commercial business agreement. Commercial property leases are one of our specialities. We work on behalf of both freeholders and leaseholders, as well as commercial development organisations, to get the best deal for your business. We’re meticulous in our attention to detail, ensuring all contracts and agreements are legally binding. We’ll make sure your paperwork is in order, including:

  • Option and pre-emption agreements
  • Profit-sharing agreements
  • Land tax and ground rent agreements
  • Clawback agreements 

Finance and Investment

Without the right finance in place, your business is going nowhere. Our retail solicitors can ensure that the money’s there to get you and your retail venture moving forward. Regardless of the nature of your operation, we can advise you on:

  • Business loans
  • Government grants (particularly in regeneration hot zones)
  • Financial contracts
  • Refinancing and mortgaging
  • Secured lending
  • Stamp duty, land tax and VAT
  • Commercial property transactions

Our finance specialists can also advise investment clients who want to expand their retail property portfolio and generate a higher stream of income from existing properties. 

For leaseholders and business tenants, we can help you with advice on refinancing and expanding your operation, financial conflict resolution and financial management.

Intellectual Property and Trademarks

Protecting your business’s intellectual property and trademarks can prevent unscrupulous competitors from stealing your ideas, brand identity, and customer base. However, this is an exceptionally complex legal area and requires real expertise and experience to navigate. 

Our IP and trademarks specialists can provide you with the advice you need to protect your business ideas.


Conveyancing is one of the key skills we provide for commercial property clients. Without the experience and expertise of a qualified conveyancer, that make-or-break deal could easily fall through. We ensure that every box is ticked, from searches and inspections to contract exchanges. Whether you’re buying a single property or are building up a commercial property portfolio, our conveyancing service is an essential you cannot afford to be without.

Mixed Use

An increasing area of growth in the commercial sector is the development of mixed-use outlets. For example, you may have a café and retail outlet in the same space. This can mean a whole new level of negotiations with the property owner, as well as applying for planning permission for mixed-use properties. Our commercial property solicitors will be able to advise you on what’s possible, what’s off the table, and how to get your mixed business moving.

Landlords and Tenants

At OGR Stock Denton, we work with both commercial landlords and tenants to ensure rental agreements, conditions, and commercial contracts are fair to both sides. With a wide range of commercial property skills, our retail property lawyers can provide mediation between parties to come to mutually beneficial agreements. We can ensure that leases and tenancy agreements are correctly drafted to minimise confusion and potential conflict. 

Commercial Property Litigation and Planning Issues

No business can escape the possibility of commercial litigation, whether it’s an argument over contractual issues with a landlord, trademark infringement or health and safety issues. Our retail lawyers can help you resolve these challenges so you can get on with building your business.

We can also advise on planning issues for developers and investors, including change of use, expansion, and new builds. With so many high streets undergoing a revival, we can also advise on regeneration projects, including financing, compulsory purchase orders and construction issues. We’ll work with you from the consultation process to completion, reassuring you that you have a professional team in your corner.

Short-term and Long-term Retail Leases

Whether you’re taking advantage of a short-term lease or want to establish your business as a permanent fixture with a long-term agreement, OGR Stock Denton’s team of commercial property lawyers can help you negotiate the right deal. And when the time comes to renew your contract, we can ensure that the terms and conditions of your new lease are fair and acceptable for all parties.

Why Choose OGR Stock Denton?

We understand that retail business concerns are not only crucial to the success of your venture, but they’re often time-critical too. Acquisitions and secured lending deals need to be dealt with quickly. Conveyancing needs to be carried out accurately and with due diligence. And disputes need to be settled quickly to prevent costs from spiralling. 

At OGR Stock Denton, we ensure that you’re kept in the loop at every stage. We’ll consult with you and listen to your concerns. We won’t treat you as ‘just another number’. To us, every single client is important, no matter how big or small your venture. 

Our retail property solicitors are committed to delivering a premium quality service at affordable prices. We employ the latest business techniques and legal protocols with constant personal development training and best-practice methodology. All of this means you get total peace of mind, knowing you have some of the best retail property solicitors in the industry as your partners.

To find out more, use our online contact form or call us today on 020 8346 0321.

Integral part of the team for Sun European Partners in their purchase of Bonmarche which has stores in over 240 locations worldwide.

Acted for the multinational brand Aesop for 10 years (20 stores in the UK) and continue to assist on acquisitions within the UK.

Acted for Self Service and Aesop in securing commercial premises at the newly built shopping street in Kings Cross – Coal Drops Yard.

Assisted in fibre optic rollout for retailer TX Maxx

Our team has built a strong track record having successfully negotiated against all the major landlords – Land Securities, Hammerson, British Land – in all the major schemes – Westfield London, Brent Cross, Bluewater, Bullring, Trafford Centre etc.

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“I would like to say a huge thank you to Winston Kan of OGR Stock Denton LLP for the outstanding work he did on my car accident case. He supported me and my family through the long and exhausting process. There were times when I was ready to give up but he patiently and supportively guided me all the way. All the best wishes from me and my family.” – Hana

“I called you with a difficult situation and within 30 minutes you had addressed the main issue and very clinically identified what needed to be done. Your attention to detail and your work approach are of such a high standard that i have no doubt whatsoever that any client you deal with will only have good things to say. You are a true ambassador to your firm and your profession, with the care you show and advice you give. I would like to thank you again for the wonderful job you did at such short notice and i have no hesitation in using your services again and recommending your firm.” – Meir

“I must thank you Ian, and Stephen, for your professionalism though the complex and protracted negotiations and for the support, understanding and patience you have shown me personally throughout.” – Malcolm

“All round brilliant team at OGR. After being badly let down by another solicitor, Priti Shah sorted our parents’ probates quickly and efficiently. She is very knowledgeable and on the ball and structured things in such a way she saved us lots of money. We also had conveyancing done by Ben Menaham which was smooth and hassle free and overseen by Michael Stock. Thank you.” – Monica

“I owe you a great debt of gratitude for the kind, helpful, empathic way you dealt with me and went about your business at a time in my life when I was suffering huge emotional pain. I did not really understand what was happening to me but you did, and your advice was invaluable”. – Stephen Wiser

“Winston Kan & Michael Stock of OGR Stock Denton LLP have been a great support throughout the process and Winston has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and genuine care throughout this difficult process. I highly recommend these lawyers, they are very attentive and honourable.” – Aziza

“A big thank you to Susan Bernstein for her help and support during my redundancy process, you made the legal part stress free and easy to follow. I fully trust your work and will recommend your services in the future.” – Meital

“ We completed our home move in June, beating the Stamp Duty deadline by 4 days, and were extremely satisfied with the way the whole selling and buying process was handled by Robert Rosenberg. He was super efficient and communicated with us constantly throughout the process. We highly recommend him. and OHR Stock Denton, to anyone looking for a painless and stress-free experience. ” – Colin

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