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Commercial Property

We drive commercial property deals forward

Our understanding of the property market, combined with our focus on the issues that matter most to our clients, help us to drive property deals forward effectively, swiftly and intelligently.  As a client, this means your property transactions are completed in a timely fashion and with minimum difficulty.

Whether you are expanding your investment portfolio or moving your business to new premises, seeking to divest some of your property assets or dealing with disputes concerning your property, Longmores acts for a range of clients across the country with a wide variety of real estate needs.

Our typical clients include:

  • Owners of commercial and industrial property
  • Owners of property portfolios
  • Private companies and corporate occupiers
  • Property developers
  • Property investors
  • Rural landowners.

Our commercial property solicitors quickly get to the nub of the most important issues in each deal. Our approach is commercial, no-nonsense and pragmatic.  Clients come to us to gain service of the highest quality at a reasonable cost.  They like to know that the solicitor they instruct will handle their work personally and that the firm prides itself on effective communication.

If you are considering your next transaction then talk to us about:

  • Acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold business premises
  • Property development agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Option agreements, pre-emption agreements and conditional contracts
  • Overage agreements
  • Business leases and lease renewals
  • Rent reviews
  • Landlord and tenant disputes including dilapidations claims
  • Property management matters – licences to assign, underlet and for change of use, rent deposits and service charges
  • Mortgages and charges
  • Telecommunications leases, leases of pipes and equipment, wayleave agreements and easements
  • Residential development schemes
  • Planning
  • Sales and purchases of businesses as a going concern


Meet the Head of Commercial Property – Rachael Spalton

Rachael is the head of Longmores’ commercial property practice. She joined the firm in 2015 after a successful career in large City and West End law firms.

What does she like about working for Longmores?

“We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team with many years of experience and a wide range of knowledge in all aspects of commercial property.  We offer our clients the benefits of a modern, cost-effective approach and a long-established firm.”


Examples of our work:

Maximising client control in a promotion agreement, ensuring that our client retained control over aspects of the proposed scheme and planning strategy that were important to him, without jeopardising the desired outcome for the promoter.

Purchasing and refinancing a major development site and assisting with the sale of each new residential unit as it became available; a complex mix of freehold houses and leasehold apartments

Simplifying an asset sale that was made complex by VAT issues and partial tenancy of one of the properties, without compromising the timeframe.

Carrying out investigation of title and full due diligence on the £1.65 million bank financing of three industrial units to ensure that the deal could be completed in a timely manner.  Longmores were also instructed by the bank in relation to the funding of the purchase and additionally by the client regarding an option agreement with a developer of their existing premises; a transaction made possible by this purchase.


Related Services:

Commercial and investment property Commercial leases  

Promotion agreements Option agreements  Overage 

Helping to obtain finance  Commercial Property Disputes  

Rachael Spalton

Partner and Head of Commercial Property

Victoria Sandberg

Partner specialising in Commercial Property and Head of Rural

Agata Marosz

Solicitor specialising in Commercial Property

John Wagstaffe

Senior Solicitor specialising in Property Disputes

Hayley Grantham

Solicitor specialising in Property Disputes

Polja Atkins

Associate of CILEX

Rachael was very professional, swift and efficient. I was very impressed with the service that she and her team provided.
  • Surveyor, Hertfordshire
  • About: Rachael Spalton
They actively endeavour to find out what our timescales are and respond to those. They are very proactive in taking things forward.
  • Chambers and Partners UK Directory 2017
  • About: Rachael Spalton