Real estate leasing

We are leading experts in leasing. Our lawyers will provide you with efficient and proactive advice that is tailored to meet your particular needs, whether as landlord or tenant.

Leases are key to property investment and also business planning. Negotiating lettings involves a delicate balancing act between competing demands and obligations. Whether you are a landowner or occupier we understand the importance of acting rapidly on instructions and ensuring that our advice and approach fit the transaction in hand.

We can work with you, as part of your professional team or as your sole adviser, guiding you through the letting process. We rarely come across an issue that we haven’t seen before, so can handle matters quickly, efficiently, and in the most cost effective way.

Our lawyers

Our lawyers are specialists in leasing, acting for both landlords and tenants, with significant experience in negotiating leases as well as advising on the other legal and commercial requirements involved.

Our experience

We work across the full range of property assets including offices, major shopping centres, retail parks, industrial estates and campuses along with niche retail and leisure opportunities and mixed used developments.

No matter what the type of property or leasing arrangement proposed, whether it is a direct lease or assignment of an existing lease, negotiating a conditional agreement for lease, with our deep sector experience we will be able to help you with it. Recent examples of our experience include:

  • Successfully  helping an institutional investor client relocate Primark into an empty 67,000 sq ft anchor store at St Anns Shopping Centre, Harrow.
  • Working together with a FTSE listed technology company to achieve the relocation of its head office in the City of London.
  • Advising a private property company letting 158,000 sq. ft. of refurbished London office space with an annual rent roll of £6.7 million.
  • Helping negotiate and complete half-a-dozen pre-lets for 63,000 sq ft  of grade A office and R&D space on an investor’s innovation park.

We also have many years’ experience of working with property and asset managers on property portfolios across the country and can also advise on all day-to-day and strategic real estate asset management issues.

Our clients

We have experience acting for all types of landowners, developers and occupiers including:

  • Institutional investors
  • National retailers
  • Listed and private companies
  • Universities
  • Local authority investment companies
  • Healthcare providers, both public and private
  • Family owned businesses and family estates

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