Whatever the nature of your business, property can be one of the most valuable assets to a business. We act for landlords who hold a portfolio for income and investment purposes, tenants who run their business from commercial premises and developers who acquire and develop property for capital return.
It is vital to make sure that the legal aspects of owning, leasing, funding, buying and selling commercial property are properly considered to ensure all risks are considered, accepted or eliminated.
AMD Solicitors’ expert commercial property team offer a full range of commercial property services for a wide range of clients, large and small. Whether this is your first venture into owning or leasing commercial property or for an experienced business, we are always pleased to hear from new clients.
There are a whole range of legal, commercial, practical and funding issues that require consideration from the outset. Timing can be a crucial factor when acquiring or disposing of commercial property and our team can work with you to ensure timescales are managed in line with your objectives.
We can assist you with negotiating Heads of Terms, acting for your lender, re-mortgaging and carrying out the purchase or sale of commercial property on your behalf.
As your business grows, you may consider looking for larger or additional premises. Our commercial property lawyers can help to ensure you are aware of realistic timescales and costs involved and that the process is managed and negotiated in line with your requirements.
For our Commercial Landlord clients, our focus is to ensure the tenant’s references are fully checked, that the landlord has protection and flexibility under the lease and that appropriate levels of security are taken to minimise the risk of any missed rental payments. During the course of the lease terms, we are on hand to assist with any tenant breaches of the lease or where a tenant expresses an interest to assign or sublet their lease.
Whether you are a landowner planning on developing a site you already own or a developer looking to acquire a site, our team have extensive experience when acting for property developers. Our expertise includes advising on option agreements, rights of pre-emption, overage provisions, conditional contracts, creating leasehold schemes and plot sales. We also liaise with all lenders where required.
AMD’s Commercial Property Law team is made up of numerous expert solicitors with many decades of experience between them working on all issues relating to commercial property. Our team’s strong understanding of the commercial factors affecting the legal decisions businesses need to make, with respect to their premises and other property assets, makes our advice absolutely invaluable.
Our highly experienced commercial solicitors work for both local and national clients from 4 offices across Bristol in Henleaze, Clifton Village, Whiteladies Road and Shirehampton. We are also happy to arrange appointments at your business premises for your convenience.
To find out more or to book an appointment, call AMD Solicitors today on 0117 9733989 and ask to speak to a member of our Commercial Property Law team. Alternatively, please feel free to email our Head of the Commercial Department Tony Moore with your enquiry.
In recent years, commercial landlords have been facing one question more frequently than in a long time — what happens when their tenant goes into administration and what rights do they have as a landlord? To answer this question, it is important to first understand what administration is and how this process affects the options open to commercial landlords.
Janine Harris, Head of Commercial Property at AMD Solicitors outlines the Government’s phased roll out starting from April 2018 of the EPC legislation on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).
The majority of businesses need premises to operate from. These can include retail shops, offices, workshops, factories or storage facilities. While some businesses own the premises they operate from, most occupy under a lease paying a market rent.
The renewal of a commercial lease can be a worrying time for any business. On the one hand the landlord may not be obliged to renew the lease, and on the other it is also open for a commercial tenant to simply walk away from the premises at the end of the existing lease.
It is a trustee’s duty to always work in the best interest of their charity, so when it comes to selling charity property, the law has clear requirements in place to help you do this. By understanding these requirements, it will help you to avoid unnecessary delays when the time comes that you may need to dispose of your charity’s property.
When you’ve found the ideal commercial property it can be tempting to move in quickly, particularly if you feel that the agent or landlord is putting pressure on you to submit an offer. This could mean that you end up entering into a lease without being certain about what the terms are and whether the lease suits your business purposes.
If you are looking to rent a commercial property then aside from looking for the right location and amount of space, there are some key legal considerations that you should consider.
Tony Moore Specialist Commercial Property Solicitor with AMD Solicitors examines the pros and cons of taking or giving occupation of a commercial property, before a lease is finalised.
Janine Harris Commercial Property Solicitor with AMD Solicitors, offers tips which may help expedite your transaction and reduce costs.
Rebecca Scadding of AMD Solicitors discusses the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process that is being introduced in April 2014.
Katie Hughes, Solicitor with AMD Solicitors considers the tricky area of break clauses and the importance of getting it right.
This checklist sets out the exemptions from business rates for non-domestic properties.
Katie Hughes, Commercial Solicitor with AMD Solicitors looks at your Business needs.