Real estate

Commercial occupiers

For any business of any sector or scale looking to occupy space, our capable and diverse team is here to help.

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The premises you occupy is critical to your success whether operationally for production or as a place where people come together to move your business forward. Getting the basis of your occupation right is essential.

Our real estate lawyers work with business occupiers, property owners, investors, and management companies on any issues they face through managing their property portfolios.

Property occupation costs are inevitably one of the largest expense items for any business and need to be actively managed to ensure they don't become onerous and a drain on resources. When you need to move premises you need the legal framework to ensure that potential disruption to your operations doesn't occur.

Having the right commercial legal advice prior to and during the acquisition or disposal of space will give you choice and protection when you need it most.

Our specialist landlord and tenant team assists with acquisitions and relocations of headquarters, offices, retail and leisure premises, warehousing, and distribution. Our team also works closely with our construction, planning, real estate disputes, and corporate teams to ensure that business occupation in the context of wider transactions is given the attention it needs.

Whatever the scale of the occupation we provide advice commensurate with the commercial importance to you of that space.

Throughout the landlord and tenant relationship events occur where critical decisions need to be made. Whether that's varying the lease, agreeing terms for continued occupation, resolving disputes, surrendering or ending the lease, or vacating at lease expiry, our extensive experience managing sizeable estates means we can protect your interests with pragmatic and commercial advice. 

Related services

No matter your needs, we've got you covered. Below is a selection of services we offer to help keep you moving forward.

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Real Estate sustainability

Real Estate sustainability

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