Commercial Property Solicitors in London

From commercial landlords to business tenants and property developers, our solicitors offer extensive advice to clients across the entire spectrum of commercial property law.

Our commercial property solicitors have gained vast experience over the years, covering a range of premises. As a result, we understand the unique challenges involved with commercial real estate, and can deliver practical, focused advice that’s tailored to your objectives.

Whether you’re looking to sell commercial property, relocate your business or develop a plot of land, you can rely on HPLP to deliver an exceptional legal service from start to finish. We provide a full range of commercial property services designed to support you from your first venture into leasing or owning commercial property to the moment you choose to dispose of your interests.

We also advise in relation to commercial property disputes. All businesses are at risk of encountering complex issues, whether they be related to the renewal or termination of your lease or planning and finance in property development projects. We have extensive experience assisting clients through challenging disputes and we are often able to resolve issues swiftly, minimising expense and disruption to your business.

Get in touch with our commercial property solicitors in London today to discuss your property law needs by giving us a call at our offices or filling in the enquiry form to the right of the page.

Why choose HPLP’s commercial property solicitors in London?

As a firm exclusively focused on property law, our solicitors are equipped with the experience necessary to advise clients on the best course of action in any situation. HPLP is an award-winning firm, accredited by both the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) and the Lexcel practice management standard. This provides our clients with the peace of mind that their commercial property matter is in the safe hands of specialists.

When you instruct one of our commercial property solicitors, you will receive a professional service with no unnecessary delays and no legal jargon. The advice we deliver is always straightforward, as we work to protect your commercial and practical interests. Whether it’s an acquisition or disposal, a planning application or a commercial lease, you can rely on our team to identify the risks and potential pitfalls early enough for you to take the right action.

We advise all types of clients, including developers, investors, landlords, and estates managers on a daily basis, and pride ourselves on our full solution service which covers every commercial property matter and issue you’re likely to encounter, including:

  • Acquisitions and disposals of commercial property
  • Property development, property investments
  • Leasing commercial property
  • Compulsory purchase orders
  • Planning
  • Landlord and tenant issues and disputes
  • Property dispute resolution

Our commercial property solicitors in London can advise you on:

You can rely on HPLP for strategic advice through a wide range of commercial property matters. These include but are not limited to:

Commercial Conveyancing (Sale & Purchase)

Commercial property transactions tend to be more complex than the sale or purchase of residential property due to the large number of legal, financial and commercial considerations involved. At HPLP, we act for landlords and tenants through the commercial conveyancing process, dealing carefully with each aspect of the transaction from the pre-contract stage to completion. Our qualified commercial property solicitors will be available at each step to provide updates in your case and alleviate your concerns.

Beyond the basic conveyancing process, we can provide comprehensive advice on essential factors which may affect the viability of your property transaction, such as access audits (to check the accessibility of the building, including for people with disabilities), Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), asbestos reports, fire risk assessments (FRAs), and Options to Tax.

Renting Commercial Property

Whether you’ve just started a business or you’re relocating, choosing the right premises is imperative to your success. However, as well as the property itself, tenants must take caution in negotiating and signing a lease that reflects their requirements and objectives.

Our commercial property solicitors offer extensive advice and assistance to both tenants and landlords through the negotiation and drafting of your lease to ensure the terms work in your favour and your interests are protected.

We can also advise in relation to:

  • Renewals, surrenders, rent arrears, assignments, dilapidations, and service charge disputes
  • Licencing, including hotels, public, restaurants, and night clubs
  • Site research and due diligence

Property Development

Property development can prove a worthwhile investment; whether you own land or a business. In order to achieve your objectives, you will need the assistance of a specialist commercial property solicitor. From land acquisition and funding requirements to building contracts and planning applications, our team have the expertise necessary to ensure your property project is a success.

We’ll quickly align our expertise with your commercial strategy and objectives for the project. We will identify any risks and work to resolve any challenges, such as title issues, environmental concerns, land rights/covenants, planning requirements, and regulatory compliance. We can also advise in relation to:

  • Structuring concerns, including property development vehicles, corporate structures, and joint ventures
  • Taxation
  • Site assembly
  • Planning issues
  • Property development agreements, including construction contracts, warranties, and funding agreements
  • Ecological, environmental, and nature conservation issues
  • Plot sales
  • Dispute resolution

Planning Advice

If you’re looking to make a major change to commercial property you own or build something new on your plot of land, our expert legal team can help you navigate through the application process to success, providing strategic advice and assisting with negotiation to secure the right outcome. Our commercial property solicitors understand the challenges faced by land and business owners alike in what can often be a complex area of law and we are prepared to assist you in every step of the process.

Our expertise includes:

  • Small, medium and large scale planning matters, including industrial, residential housing, and retail planning
  • Planning, infrastructure, and highway agreements, including Section 101 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Planning appeals and inquiries
  • Renewable energy schemes
  • Diversion of public rights of way
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Amending planning permission
  • Objecting to planning applications
  • Due diligence on site acquisitions and sales

Property Dispute Resolution

When disputes arise between landlord and tenant; the prospect of litigation can be daunting due to the costs and time involved. When such cases occur, it’s essential to have the right legal support to achieve the best possible result with minimal fuss. Should matters become complicated, our commercial property solicitors will not hesitate in taking the appropriate action necessary to resolve the issue. As specialists in our field, we are recognised for the quality of our legal services and our high success rate.

Where informal negotiations fail, wherever possible, we will help you access methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution such as mediation and arbitration before resorting to court to try and resolve the matter as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.

Our property dispute resolution expertise includes:

  • Lease renewals
  • Dilapidations
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Rent arrears
  • Assignments and underleases
  • Breach of covenants
  • Notices to terminate a lease
  • Disrepair
  • Rent review
  • Trespass claims
  • Party wall and boundary disputes
  • Forfeiture
  • Sale and purchase disputes
  • Insolvency

Get in touch with our commercial property solicitors in London

At HPLP, we offer boutique services at competitive prices in a variety of commercial property transactions: from buying and selling property to handling lease renewals. Contact our office to discuss your situation with our specialist solicitors today.