Commercial Property Solicitors

We empower you to make commercial property deals faster, smarter and more cost-effectively

Dealing with commercial property may be your business or it may be about finding the right premises for your business. Either way, a good lawyer can help you make the right deal and ensure it goes ahead on time and on budget. And, lucky for you, we have a whole team of brilliant commercial property lawyers ready to leap into action when you need us.

Side-step the risk of costly future problems

But it’s not just about today. Property disputes are common and can be very costly, time-consuming and frustrating to deal with. But don’t worry – our proactive, commercially astute legal team can futureproof your commercial property deals, foreseeing and forestalling potential problems. So, we’ll keep saving you time, money and stress for years to come.

Get seasoned legal advice for all areas of commercial property law

Looking for market-leading expertise across all areas of real estate law, from commercial leases and sales to property portfolio management and property development? You’ve come to the right place.

Longmores’ Commercial Property team are the go-to experts for clients including property investors, developers and business owners for all types of real estate deals.

Work with an independently accredited team you can rely on

We don’t expect you to just take our word for it about how good we are. Our Commercial Property team are ranked by leading client guide, the Legal 500 for our expertise in both everyday commercial property law matters and more niche areas, such as rural property and complex property disputes.

Speak to our commercial property solicitors in Hertford

So, if you want to be confident that your commercial property deal will go the way you need it to, with no nasty surprises, working with Longmores is a safe investment.

To discuss your commercial property needs with our friendly, expert real estate lawyers, please get in touch:

01992 300333                     Ask a question 

Get to know Longmores Commercial Property team

Before you place your trust in our team, it’s only reasonable to want to know a bit more about who we are, the type of people we work with and why we are the right choice for you.

Or, feel free to skip the introductions and get directly in touch with us – we are happy to answer any questions you may have and provide a quote for the work you need doing.

Who are Longmores commercial property solicitors?

We are real people, like you. It’s just that we happen to know a lot about commercial property and the law. And we love using that knowledge to make our clients’ lives easier.

Our firm has served the local community for over 200 years, giving us a heritage of which we are very proud and which we are committed to maintaining. While none of our solicitors have been around quite that long, we do have decades of combined experience and a reputation for pragmatic, no-nonsense advice and strong commercial understanding, all delivered with exceptional client service at a reasonable cost.

And while Longmores has been around for more than two centuries, we’re definitely not stuck in the past. We are always adapting to the changing needs of our clients and the constantly evolving legal landscape of the commercial property sector. Our team offer an innovative approach and modern, forward thinking attitude, which is why we’re confident we’ll be here for the next 200 years.

The team is headed by Commercial Property Partner Rachael Spalton, a highly experienced lawyer noted by clients for her swift, proactive and professional approach. Rachael is supported by a very able team who combine market-leading legal training, a detailed understanding of the property market and a relentless focus on getting the best outcomes for our clients.

Each of our team is a specialist, allowing us to offer real depth of expertise across a range of niche areas, including property development, rural property and land, property financing and commercial property disputes.

Many of our team have worked in London and have experience of the London property market. This allows us to deal effectively with all types of commercial property in London, but without the London price tag for our services.

Who do we work with?

Longmores acts for a range of clients with a wide variety of real estate needs. While we’re based in Hertford, we work with clients all over England and Wales, including many London businesses and investors.

We work with clients such as:

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

Our previous and current clients include:

  • The Tappenden Group
  • Trent Developments Limited
  • Simmons (Bakers) Limited
  • Wedge Investments Limited
  • Pulse Healthcare Limited
  • Svenska Handelsbanken AB
  • Fayers Plumbing and Building Supplies Limited
  • Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
  • Great Northern Works Limited

Why trust Longmores with your commercial property law needs?

Any law firm can tell you how good they are, how hard they’ll work for you and how much they value you as a client. But, ultimately, we know clients will judge us on the results we deliver and the service we provide.

Where our real estate lawyers stand out is not just the quality of our legal expertise or knowledge of the property market (although we do happen to excel in both areas) – it’s the way we quickly get to grips with what really matters to you, then deliver the outcome you need.

When you work with our Commercial Property team, you will deal with the same people from start to the finish. That means the person handling your transaction will know you and you’ll get to know them. Whenever you have a question, you will always be able to speak to the right person and we’ll never leave you sitting around wondering what’s going on – we make sure to keep you up to date at all times.

All of this adds up to a commercial property service you can be sure will meet and exceed your expectations, helping you to make the right deal on the right terms in the right way for your business.

PS: Did we mention our property law expertise has been independently recognised by leading client guide, the Legal 500?

How we can help your business with commercial property law

Buying and selling commercial property

Our commercial property lawyers help business owners and investors with every aspect of buying and selling property, including:

  • Buying and selling freehold and leasehold business premises
  • Commercial conveyancing
  • Mortgages and charges
  • Sales and purchases of businesses as a going concern

Commercial leases

We work with business tenants and commercial landlords, providing expert assistance for everything to do with commercial leases, including:

  • Drafting and reviewing commercial leases
  • Licences to occupy
  • Advice on break clauses & other key features of commercial leases
  • Rent reviews
  • Variations of leases
  • Surrender of leases
  • The grant of underleases
  • Lease renewals
  • Licences to assign and underlet
  • Licences for change of use
  • Service Charges
  • Alterations to leasehold premises
  • The liabilities of tenants and guarantors
  • Rent Deposit arrangements
  • Landlord and tenant disputes including dilapidations claims

Find out more about how we can help you with commercial leases.

Commercial property management

Our commercial property solicitors work with commercial property management businesses on matters including:

  • Licences to assign, underlet and for change of use
  • Rent deposits and service charges

Legal services for property investors

We work with property investors to help effectively build, manage and dispose of properties from their portfolio, including with regard to:

  • Buying and selling commercial property
  • Property financing for investors
  • Property portfolio management

Find out more about how we can help you with commercial property investment.

Legal services for property developers

Our commercial property lawyers regularly guide developers through every stage of commercial and residential developments, including:

  • Development and strategic land acquisition
  • Advice on option agreements
  • Site assembly
  • Property development agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Pre-emption agreements
  • Conditional contracts
  • Overage agreements
  • Residential development schemes
  • Planning
  • Sale of finished units

Buying and selling land for development purposes

Whether you are a landowner looking to realise the development potential of your land or a developer seeking a new site, our real estate lawyers can assist with matters including:

 Rural property management

Our real estate lawyers offer strong expertise in rural property matters, with both our Head of Commercial Property Rachael Spalton and Head of Rural Victoria Sandberg being members of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

Our expertise includes:

  • Telecommunications leases
  • Leases of pipes and equipment
  • Wayleave agreements
  • Easements

Commercial property financing

Our commercial property solicitors can help you to get the right finance in place on the right terms, with strong expertise in options including:

  • Commercial mortgages
  • Commercial property refinancing
  • Commercial property investment financing

Find out more about how we can help you with commercial property financing.

Commercial property dispute resolution

Should you find yourself facing a commercial property dispute, our Property Litigation team can help you achieve the outcome you need as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible – usually without the need for court proceedings.

Head of Property Disputes John Wagstaffe is a highly experienced litigator and member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA). This specialist expertise in property disputes means we can deal effectively with everything from straightforward, everyday disputes to the most complex and high value disputes other firms often lack the experience to handle.

Our expertise includes:

  • Rent and service charge arrears claims
  • Forfeiture proceedings
  • Business lease renewal claims
  • Dilapidation claims
  • Nuisance claims
  • Trespass claims
  • Boundary disputes
  • Easement disputes (rights of way etc.)
  • Covenant disputes
  • Party Wall Act disputes
  • Rural land disputes

Find out more about how we can help you with commercial property disputes.

Speak to our commercial property solicitors in Hertford

To discuss your commercial property needs with our friendly, expert real estate lawyers, please get in touch:

01992 300333                     Ask a question 


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