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Commercial Property

The Commercial team at Eric Robinson Solicitors makes the complexities of business law and practice make sense.

Our advice is clear and practical, and our support helps our business clients achieve their aims, developing their businesses as effectively and quickly as possible.  The Commercial Property team of Solicitors are located in the firm's Winchester office but are happy to meet with clients at any of our offices.

Companies and individuals looking to buy freehold commercial property or take on a new or existing lease of premises

Our experience includes dealing with both small and multi-million pound transactions.  We advise both sellers and buyers on a whole range of commercial properties i.e. anything used for business and which is not a residential dwelling:

  • Industrial units, warehouses, shops, restaurants, pubs, cafes, nurseries, car garages, clinics, hotels, offices, take-aways
  • Freehold and leasehold sales and purchases with vacant possession or subject to lease(s)
  • Landlord & Tenant - grant of lease, assignment of lease, licence to assign, rent deposit deed, licence for alterations, deeds of variation
  • Option agreements on land i.e. selling subject to first gaining planning permission on the land
  • Secured lending (mortgages)
  • Independent legal advice on personal guarantees
  • Sale and purchase of businesses (asset sale rather than share sales)
  • Sale and purchase at auctions      

We get involved in all aspects from the standard commercial property enquiries and searches right through to post-completion formalities such as stamp duty land tax and registration of title at Land Registry.

Client Testimonial from David Spratt, Director of Faradays Limited

We act for and advise both owner and developer clients in relation to option agreements over land which is to be developed, conditional on obtaining planning permission.

Landlords and tenants purchasing and negotiating new leases or renewing existing ones

Commercial leases can be very long and complex documents and you should make sure that you get the best legal advice before agreeing them. We are used to negotiating more favourable terms on behalf of both landlords and tenants, and we explain very clearly the implications of every clause.

Client Testimonial from Stephen Snow, Chairman of Snows Motor Group

We act from start to finish in a leasehold transaction. There are intricacies involved in commercial leases and it is risky to navigate these yourself without speaking with people who know. Whether you are the landlord or tenant, talk to us before committing to the transaction and we’ll give you essential advice to make the agreement work for you.

Investors buying residential or commercial property

There are a number of aspects to buying commercial property and our team is experienced in navigating clients through the transaction and avoiding potential pitfalls. There may be issues with planning or VAT, or using pension funds to buy or sell investment properties. With our advice, you’ll be legally compliant and making the most of what you have.

Contact our commercial property solicitors in Southampton, Winchester, The New Forest or the South coast

We have a number of commercial property solicitors based in our central Southampton office, but can meet clients at any of our other branches:

Offices in: Bitterne, BracknellChandlers FordLymingtonRichmond, Hedge EndWinchester