If you’ve never rented commercial space for your business before, you may not be aware of the implications of signing a lease. While you aren’t required by law to engage the services of a commercial lease solicitor in London, it makes good business sense to do so.
Finding, negotiating and signing a commercial lease is a complex business. There are weighty legal documents to look through as well as due diligence to carry out on the property. At Saracens Solicitors, we’ve been advising businesses in the capital and beyond on commercial property for 13 years. With our experience and knowledge, we can provide a short cut to getting you into your building and up and running, saving you time, money and resources.
One reason why it’s advantageous to employ us as your commercial lease solicitor in London is so we can carry out the property searches and checks for you. One of the first tasks we complete for you is to thoroughly investigate the building you are interested in. Just as when you buy a house, you need to know that the structure of the property is sound, and that there aren’t any environmental concerns in the surrounding area.
We’ll apply to the Land Registry to make sure that the landlord has the title deed to the property and that there aren’t any other claims on the land or building that could affect your lease. We’ll also find out if there are any public or private access routes through the land, and if the boundaries of the property are clear.
Planning permission and restrictions on use of the space will also be investigated, including if there are time constraints on when the building can be in use. We’ll also find out if there are any outstanding disputes relating to the property.
As a commercial lease solicitor in London of many years’ experience, we’ve seen all kinds of concerns come up in our investigations, and we know how to help you resolve them. We have an extensive commercial property department, so we can refer to our colleagues for advice if necessary. We’ll be with you every step of the way until you are ready to sign on the dotted line.