OGR Stock Denton routinely advises landlords on a wide range of matters relating to commercial premises, helping to ensure that you are fully up to date with the latest legislation.
Legislation including amendments and new requirements are regularly introduced and therefore it is important for landlords to ensure that they are constantly updated about their rights and responsibilities.
Our solicitors represent clients in a range of different sectors and offer guidance on the legal requirements of leasing out office buildings, warehouses and retail premises.
The landlord and tenant disputes section details some of the legal wrangles covered by the team. Get further advice or clarification on the laws affecting commercial landlords, by getting in touch with us on our contact us page.
The retail sector is constantly changing, buffeted recently by the pressures of the economic climate brought about by the uncertainty surrounding the current pandemic.
As a result, retailers face challenging circumstances today and will want to work with a law firm that appreciates these challenges and can offer clear advice on the various options available.
At OGR Stock Denton, our property team regularly acts for clients in the retail sector.
Matters that we regularly advise on include:
- Retail leases
- Management of a property portfolio
Our lawyers have the breadth of knowledge needed to deal with the specific challenges relating to transactions in this industry and work closely alongside those we represent to finalise matters as efficiently as possible.
We also believe it is important for our department to quickly gain an understanding of how your business operates and will ensure we tailor our services to best meet your needs – whether you are part of a national chain or a small, independent retailer.
Clients in the retail sector can also rely on the expertise of other departments within the firm, including the corporate and commercial and employment teams, if they have related legal queries.
Buying or selling office premises can easily become a bit of a minefield.
Our experienced lawyers advise on all aspects of transactions, ensuring that the relevant checks are made and that deals are finalised to meet strict deadlines.
The firm’s London location means that our department has formed excellent contacts with the city’s property professionals, and we are regularly instructed to work on transactions in and around the capital.
Matters that we advise on include:
- Management of office property portfolios
Flexible Office Space
At OGR Stock Denton, we understand that some clients are growing fast and will require flexible office space.
Deciding between deals being offered and the contracts can be quite difficult as there are lots of operators in the market from, We Work, The Office Group, Storey, etc.
Robert Rosenberg, our most experienced solicitor on flexible office space will happily explain what is included and what is not, so that you quickly understand the legal consequences of flexible working and your duties to your employees.
Buying & Selling Commercial Property
Vendors & buyers of commercial property, all have 3 main issues to contend with namely:
- Freehold or Leasehold
- Capital Allowances
Understandably, many businesses feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of accompanying paperwork and various legal considerations.
Transactions are usually time critical, and cost-effectiveness can make or break a deal.
Therefore, it is vital to work with a law firm that has a proven record of working to strict deadlines, keeping a close eye on financial considerations while ensuring that all the necessary checks and balances are made.
Dealing with the latest legal provisions in relation to VAT treatment of commercial property to improved terms for leasehold property, amendments to the apportionment of rent provisions to updates reflecting changes in the law on capital allowances.
Experienced in dealing with the requirements of large corporates, with international transaction dimensions or smaller firms, our in-depth legal expertise covers a wide range of buildings including office blocks, retail premises and industrial units. We also deal with Estate development and plot sales
OGR Stock Denton will ensure that clients receive clear and regular updates on how your transaction is progressing, throughout the sale and purchase of both freehold and leasehold premises.
Various forms of security are available in England and Wales such as mortgages, charges, assignments, pledges and liens.
Lending can be secured over real property (land), plant and machinery, equipment, inventory, receivables, and class v. shares in companies incorporated in your jurisdiction.
Since the choice of method depends on the type of the asset and the commercial requirements of the parties involved in the transaction, it is important to seek expert advice on the various legal issues that need to be taken into consideration.
Whether you are a lender or a borrower, our property lawyers can offer guidance on any risks that you need to take into consideration, help to draft or check over all the relevant paperwork attached to the loan and provide general support on the negotiation process.
For lenders we will be working to ensure that all possible steps are taken to help protect your investment, while borrowers can be assured that we will draw upon all our knowledge of the sector to secure the most favourable terms possible.
Commercial Property – the Latest Legal Developments
Our Commercial Property solicitors in London can help you with most of the commercial properties issues that you are likely to encounter such as: collateral warranties, compulsory land purchase, corporate property finance, disputes and property litigation and planning law.
Changes to the payment of deposit and completion monies
The incorporation of eight new special conditions, such as the property being sold with limited title guarantee, the property being sold with vacant possession on completion and the ability to vary the time by which completion monies must be paid.
For more information about our full range of commercial property services, please get in touch by email or call on 020 8349 0321, for a quick response to your enquiry.