Property Development Legal Services
Our commercial property solicitors can provide you with advice and legal services in relation to property development transactions and company structures.
We can assist with due diligence and negotiations at pre-contract stage. We are specialists in planning and environmental matters and our expertise in relation to site acquisitions, conditional contracts, planning permissions, and leases can help you increase your chances of meeting your goals within your stated timescales.
Acquisition and disposals
We advise clients in relation to the acquisition and disposal of all types of commercial property whether through private sale or auction. The service includes advising on all matters from the initial drafting of the sale contract and the initial due diligence process up to and including completion and dealing with any post completion matters at the Inland Revenue, HM Land Registry and Companies House.
Property Environmental Issues
Wellers Law Group can help you in matters relating to contaminated land and environmental searches. Our team combines expertise in both transactional and regulatory issues. We are also able to advise our clients on limiting liability during regulatory investigations, including those conducted by the Environment Agency.
Whether you are looking for legal advice on environmental considerations or contaminated land issues in respect of a property you are considering purchasing or on property which you already own, we can help you achieve clarity regarding the following:
- Likely impact on the value of property
- Finance transactions and corporate transactions including wrappers
- Operational risks in respect of permits and/or licences
- Risk to reputation
- Regulatory requirements
For Landlords and Tenants
Our commercial property solicitors in London and Kent act for both tenants and landlords in commercial property-related matters. Whether you need help regarding an office-based, shop-based, warehouse-based or other type of commercial property landlord and tenant matter, we can assist you in achieving your objectives.
- Assignments of leases
- Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)
- Lease renewals
- Licences for alterations
- Licences to occupy
- Change of use
- Security of tenure
- Granting of leases
We are able to work with banks and specialist lenders and can advise on regulated loans, alternative finance, bridging, peer-to-peer lending, secured lending, development finance, mezzanine finance, loans and creditor agreements. Our commercially aware approach can help you negotiate the deal on the terms that are likely to best serve your interests.
We can also act for clients in matters relating to securing finance against commercial property. Wellers’ commercial property team can also assist in drafting heads of terms and negotiating the price on commercial property.
Commercial Property Portfolio Management
Whether you need assistance with acquisitions for one of a variety of property types or assistance with renewals, leases, rent reviews, finance, plot sales or another matter, we can bring value. We assist with both the smaller portfolios of individual investors and the larger portfolios of institutional investors.
Leasehold legal issues account for a large amount of commercial property work. This is because ensuring a suitable leasehold agreement is essential to creating a positive relationship between freeholder and leaseholder, whilst also mitigating the likelihood of future dispute. We can help with the full spectrum of matters related to commercial leases, including the following:
- Drafting, reviewing, amending and extending leases
- Break clauses
- Commercial lease disputes
Nina Rajani – Commercial property
Nina leads is a senior property solicitor and is vastly experienced in a wide range of commercial property matters. She deals with acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold properties, advises on general landlord and tenant issues and handles portfolio management, advising entrepreneurs, boards of directors, boards of trustees, developers, investors, banks and other professionals on commercial terms and strategies.