Bishop & Sewell

Commercial leases create significant obligations for landlords, tenants and guarantors, and as such, all parties should ensure that they safeguard their positions.

We regularly advise both landlords and tenants on lease issues relating to all types of premises, from single office or shop units to properties in large shopping centres, as well as industrial or retail parks.

When entering into a commercial lease, you will likely need strategic advice before heads of terms are agreed, and advice on what impact SDLT and VAT might have on the transaction. Our team of dedicated lawyers can help with every aspect before, during, and through to all necessary post-completion work.

Flagging any issues at the beginning of a transaction can help avoid unexpected later surprises, which can lead to considerable savings in the long run. This kind of front-loaded advice also helps ensure you obtain the best deals commercially available.

How We Can Help

We routinely advise on the following:

  • Leases
  • Licences to underlet
  • Underleases
  • Agreements for lease
  • Guarantees
  • Variations
  • Rent deposit deeds
  • Breaks
  • Licences for alterations
  • Surrenders
  • Licences to assign
  • Tenancies at will
  • Assignments
  • Licences to occupy

Next steps

For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with one of our team, please email our Commercial Property team on or complete the enquiry form on this page. 

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