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Overview

Commercial Property

Securing the right commercial premises can be vital to the success of your business. Given the financial investment involved we will make sure that you have secured maximum value and protected yourself from the traps and pitfalls that await the unwary.

Our commercial property solicitors can advise you on a broad range of property related matters to ensure you make the best of your property investment.

Whether you are buying or renting we have the legal expertise to assist. We will give you all the legal guidance and support you need to ensure you meet your financial and legal responsibilities. Our commercial property law advice is always pragmatic and tailored to the requirements of your business. We know speed will be important to you, so we will always act quickly on your behalf while covering off all the legal necessities.

We can assist with any commercial property, from office premises to warehouses, from retail units to agricultural buildings.

With our experienced team, a network of other local property professionals, and our extensive regional knowledge, you can trust us to do a good job.

Our commercial property at experts in:

  • Sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold commercial units
  • Commercial leases
  • Landlord and tenant matters
  • Option agreements
  • Overage agreements
  • Secured lending

If things are not going according to plan and you find yourself in a property dispute, we can support you to resolve the situation in a timely way with the least disruption to your interests. Our experience in this area extends to:

  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Property and land disputes

For help with your commercial property law requirements, please contact us.

The need for Electrical Safety Inspections for Landlords

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 6th 2020 in COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE.

Changes are likely to take place in this legislation over the next few weeks but it is worthwhile restating what...

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Environment Agency deadline to upgrade or replace existing septic tanks that discharge to surface waters in England

Posted by Richard Glanville on October 28th 2019 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE.

Septic tanks that discharge to surface waters in England should be upgraded or replaced by 1 January 2020.

The Environment Agency...

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Gifting large sums of money

Posted by Sanjeev Harash on October 21st 2019 in MOVING HOUSE.

Giving large sums of money as a gift, whether for a young person to buy a home or to a...

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Selling a property with boundary discrepancies

Posted by Katrina Short on September 26th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE.

When selling a property, it is important to establish at the offset if the Land Registry title plan, or title...

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Drones and Listed Buildings

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 23rd 2019 in MOVING HOUSE.

The Daily Telegraph reported in April 2019 that local authorities had been granted approval by the Civil Aviation Authority to...

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Concern over Rentcharges

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 22nd 2019 in MOVING HOUSE.

In modern housing estates, the use of estate rentcharges has been a popular trend over the last 2  decades. For...

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Investigating the Leasehold Housing Market

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 20th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE.

On the 11th June this year the Competition and Markets Authority or CMA announced an investigation into a potential breaches...

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Cap on Tenancy Deposits

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 20th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE.

Those involved in the rented sector should note that on residential tenancies, with effect from the 1st June 2019 there...

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Interest Only Mortgages- Crunch Time!

Posted by Mark Ollier on April 17th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE.

Prior to the 2008 credit crunch interest-only mortgages were popular with borrowers who often failed to take fully into account...

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Equity Release – Bad Press?

Posted by Mark Ollier on April 17th 2019 in DISPUTES AND CLAIMS, MOVING HOUSE.

Equity Release is now receiving more scrutiny as its popularity increases. More popular than ever, 10 years ago one would...

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Notices Requiring Possession of Assured Shorthold Tenancies

Posted by Mark Ollier on April 17th 2019 in COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS, MOVING HOUSE.

The news that the Government is thinking of planning on heavily amending Landlord’s rights to serve Section Notices on tenants...

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Rented Property Change of Ownership

Posted by Mark Ollier on January 10th 2019 in COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS, MOVING HOUSE.

Notices regarding change of ownership of rented properties - Tenants are not always aware that the identity of their Landlord...

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Engery Performance Certificates When Letting Residential Property

Posted by Mark Ollier on December 7th 2018 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

Energy Performance Certificates When Letting Residential Property

Landlords should by now be familiar with the requirement to have a valid Energy...

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How to choose a Solicitor

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 17th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, DISPUTES AND CLAIMS, FAMILY, MOVING HOUSE, POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES, WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES.

Choosing a Solicitor?

As a regular subscriber to Which magazine, I was immensely gratified to see the booklet enclosed which their...

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Buyers Beware

Posted by Katrina Short on May 11th 2018 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

Buying a new property is a very exciting time, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned house purchaser,...

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New Japanese Knotweed (fallopia japonica) Case Causes Concern

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 13th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS, All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE.

As you may be aware, Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species in the UK, which although superficially attractive, causes major...

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A Year Of Challenge For Buy To Let Landlords

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 12th 2017 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

The next 12 months will be a challenging time for buy-to-let investors as tax changes take effect, the stamp duty...

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Shared Ownership pros and cons.

Posted by Richard Glanville on October 20th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

Shared ownership continues to be an attractive option for many people with the price of a home now unaffordable for...

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Banks mortgage interest in a home

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 19th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

Where a bank allowed mortgage debtors to sell their family home to pay off part of their debts and buy...

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Budget 2016 Stamp Duty Changes

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 16th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

The government first announced higher rates of stamp duty on the purchase of additional residential properties in last year’s autumn...

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Good News for Second Home owners in the EU

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 26th 2015 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

UK owners of property owned in Europe can sleep a little easier tonight after two key decisions in relation to...

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New House Building Numbers Confusing

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

The number of houses being built in the UK fell during the final 3 months of 2014, the first such...

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Make Sure Your Boundaries Are Accurate

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 23rd 2015 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

We advise all of our clients who are purchasing properties to visit the property on the ground with the Land...

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Property Redress Schemes for tenancies

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 9th 2015 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE, SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES.

All letting agents and property managers need to know that from 1 October 2014, you must belong to one of...

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New Court of Appeal Decision on Tenancy Deposit Regulations

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 2nd 2015 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

If you are a Landlord of a property where you took a deposit and the tenancy went “periodic” before the...

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Early repayment of your mortgage? Fine if you can!

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 30th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

With interest rates still at an all time low but with the possibility of increases in interest rates likely over...

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Right to Buy

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 7th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

Do you have a Right to Buy your home and obtain a discount of up to £75,000?

The Government’s Right to...

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Energy Saving Home Improvements and Building Regulations

Posted by Frances Griffiths on April 2nd 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

Making improvements (particularly to improve energy efficiency) to your home can add value but in some cases failure to obtain...

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HELP TO BUY?

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE.

There is no doubt that the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme is promoting a great deal of activity in new...

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Home Loans to Children?

Posted by Frances Griffiths on August 20th 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

In the current difficult economic times and with the unwillingness of most banks and buildings societies to loan much more...

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East Devon District Council changes to council tax on empty properties:

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

Unoccupied and unfurnished property – the current 100% exemption for up to 6 months has been abolished. Instead you will get...

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Flood Risk

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE.

In June 2013, the agreement between the insurance industry and the Government, “The Flood Insurance Statement Of Principles Agreement” will...

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The Influence Of Cranbrook

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 9th 2012 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

Lying to the east of Exeter beyond Whimple lie green fields upon which a gigantic construction project  is altering the...

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Why Conveyancing? - A Personal View

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 31st 2012 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

Should the law just be about solving problems and dealing with the bad things in life, or should it also...

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Do I Need A Survey?

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 6th 2012 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, MOVING HOUSE.

Do I need a survey?
Your home is probably the most expensive and important purchase you will every make and...

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Obligation On Seller Sets Boundary

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 10th 2012 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS, MOVING HOUSE.

When a plan is attached to a conveyance, it is often marked ‘for identification purposes only’ in order to ensure...

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Lending Money To Children For Home Loans

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 26th 2009 in All , MOVING HOUSE.

In the current difficult economic times and with the unwillingness of most banks and buildings societies to loan much more...

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