Business Legal Services

Commercial Property

Service overview: Commercial property solicitors

  • Commercial property is complex and will nearly always require legal advice to avoid disputes later arising.
  • Our property solicitors can help with the sale and purchase of commercial property with a full commercial conveyancing service, including investigating ownership and title to the property, carrying out searches and raising enquiries to assess the suitability of a property for your intended use.
  • For commercial leases, we can help both commercial landlords and commercial tenants on a range of issues including negotiating lease agreements, assigning/transferring a lease, subletting, surrendering, lease renewal, and changing the use of the premises.
  • Having your commercial lease agreement checked by a solicitor can prevent later disputes but should the unavoidable happen we can also help with commercial property dispute resolution.
  • Our commercial property solicitors operate nationally and work remotely, but we have offices in SheffieldBirminghamCambridge and London.

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Experts in commercial property

Our team can assist you across all areas of commercial property, including:

What we do: Commercial property legal advice

We recognise that commercial property transactions are highly important to you and your business, due to the value of the property that you own, occupy or rely on for security or to trade from.

Our commercial property legal services fall into two broad practice areas: conveyancing for property transactions, and disputes. Use the menu or click below to find out more about each:

Read our latest commercial property advice posts here:

Who we help: Commercial landlords and commercial tenants/occupiers

We can act for both commercial landlords and commercial tenants across the UK. (Although we can’t act for both parties in the same property transaction!).

We can provide legal services and advice on:

  • Commercial property conveyancing
  • Acquisitions and disposals of all types of commercial property
  • Landlord and tenant law
  • Development of land
  • The use of commercial property
  • All aspects of commercial leasing – including assignments and variations
  • All types of commercial agreements to support commercial property transactions
  • Property aspects of renewable energy projects
  • Commercial property disputes
  • Commercial agreements
  • Lease renewals
  • Usage rights
  • Security arrangements

Our dedicated team of commercial property lawyers provide the full range of business property law services to occupiers, funders, developers and investors in the commercial property industry across the retail, office, industrial and leisure sectors.

Our commercial property lawyers provide a sensible commercial balance which meets your needs, but which also addresses important legal processes. We deal very closely with other professionals in the property industry to make sure your requirements are met, such as:

  • Agents
  • Surveyors
  • Banks
  • Architects
  • Accountants

Testimonials

What our clients say

...very efficient and helpful, especially given that it was difficult logistically with most of the directors away!
Adam Fraser-Harris Finance Director, Blow Ltd
Friendly, helpful and efficient. Thank you!
Beverly Clough Group HR Director, The Guild of Property Professionals
Outstanding so far. Please keep it like this!
Dimitri Konstantindi Director, Homely Appartments
Harper James never fail to impress with the speed and efficiency of their service, no matter the query. The team are friendly, knowledgeable and always on hand.
Karis Walker Project Managing Officer, Thyssenkrupp
Speed of turnaround and clear advice
Ian Rose Head of Networks, AllStar Business Solutions
Fast, flexible access to specialists.
Derek Moore CEO and Co-Founder, Coffee & TV
Harper James Solicitors provides excellent value for money and helps to cover gaps in specialist areas of legal practice. Using an outside legal provider enables us, as a business, to better manage our internal resources, the volume of work we have and to deal with our level of overall risk. I would undoubtedly recommend them to others.
Robert Cowling General Counsel, FleetCor
10/10, very happy with the service and the relationship … comments from Sam are presented in a way that is easy to understand – rather than being blinded by legal jargon! Very approachable, pragmatic and efficient, especially as we had to do substantial chasing on the recent legal engagement
Karen Page Office Manager, DenseAir
I really value Sam’s pragmatic approach to getting things done but also the lack of ‘dryness’ when getting information across to help me make decisions. I’m completely happy with the service and have already recommended Harper James to others!
Abby Edwards Team Lead, RLP Resourcing
...very efficient and helpful, especially given that it was difficult logistically with most of the directors away!
Adam Fraser-Harris Finance Director, Blow Ltd
Friendly, helpful and efficient. Thank you!
Beverly Clough Group HR Director, The Guild of Property Professionals
Outstanding so far. Please keep it like this!
Dimitri Konstantindi Director, Homely Appartments
Harper James never fail to impress with the speed and efficiency of their service, no matter the query. The team are friendly, knowledgeable and always on hand.
Karis Walker Project Managing Officer, Thyssenkrupp
Speed of turnaround and clear advice
Ian Rose Head of Networks, AllStar Business Solutions
Fast, flexible access to specialists.
Derek Moore CEO and Co-Founder, Coffee & TV
Harper James Solicitors provides excellent value for money and helps to cover gaps in specialist areas of legal practice. Using an outside legal provider enables us, as a business, to better manage our internal resources, the volume of work we have and to deal with our level of overall risk. I would undoubtedly recommend them to others.
Robert Cowling General Counsel, FleetCor
10/10, very happy with the service and the relationship … comments from Sam are presented in a way that is easy to understand – rather than being blinded by legal jargon! Very approachable, pragmatic and efficient, especially as we had to do substantial chasing on the recent legal engagement
Karen Page Office Manager, DenseAir
I really value Sam’s pragmatic approach to getting things done but also the lack of ‘dryness’ when getting information across to help me make decisions. I’m completely happy with the service and have already recommended Harper James to others!
Abby Edwards Team Lead, RLP Resourcing

Why choose our commercial property solicitors?

One of our USPs is that our solicitors are all recruited from top 100 UK law firms or large international businesses, providing City-grade expert advice but at a fraction of the cost, thanks to our innovative model of remote operating and billing mainly by monthly subscription.


Pricing plans

Legal support designed
to fit your business needs

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

City

Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.

On-Demand

Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.



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Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.

We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.

Floor 5, Cavendish House, 39-41 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5PP
Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9QE
13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT
10 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HP
Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
2-5 Velocity Tower, 1 St Mary’s Square, Sheffield, S1 4LP
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