Business Legal Services

Sale and Purchase Solicitors

Providing sellers and purchasers of commercial property with expert conveyancing and legal support

Rely on our legal support and due diligence for a smooth transaction when transferring ownership of freehold and leasehold business premises.

We can help you with any type of commercial property from offices to leisure and retail, and restaurants or bars to land for development.

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Commercial property conveyancing solicitors

Legal support for the sale and purchase of commercial property

We work closely with our clients to find pragmatic solutions regardless of how complex the transaction. And we don’t drag our heels! We’ll move the transaction along as quickly as possible.

You’ll receive a complete service for all legal work arising from buying/acquiring or selling/disposing, including:

Investigating ownership and title

to a property and reporting any issues

Carrying out property searches

then explaining any issues and your options

Raising enquiries

and reporting advising on any issues arising from those enquiries

Due diligence

ensuring that the property can be used for the intended purpose

Transfer of title

and property registration

All necessary paperwork

filing forms such as Stamp Duty Land Tax forms with HMRC

Commercial mortgages

including remortgaging

Development and planning

Unconditional sale agreements

Sale and leaseback

Complex land sale agreements

conditional upon site assembly, satisfactory planning permission, or containing overage/clawback provisions (rights to share in future profits)

Option agreements

requiring a landowner to sell on satisfaction of certain conditions; or for a purchaser to purchaser

Rights of first refusal

(pre-emption agreements)

Use of land

negotiating to remove restrictions or restricting the use of land

We start by understanding your business and objectives and then provide a detailed estimate and scope of works tailored to your requirements. This will include the costs involved. 

Who we help

Proactive and practical, we’ll find the solution you need

We act for a variety of clients purchasing and selling commercial property; companies, banking/lending institutions, SIPPs and private individuals, for any property location in England or Wales.

Whether you’re buying your first property or need assistance managing a portfolio of properties, our commercial property solicitors understand the problems you could face. We provide a full scope of legal work arising from buying/acquiring or selling/disposing as well as all the necessary legal documents. We want you to have a seamless transaction, and will explain the process to you every step of the way, advising on how to reduce your risk and stay in control.


Meet our team

Why choose our Commercial Conveyancing Solicitors?

Each member of our commercial property team comes with many years of experience in dealing with sale and purchase matters for clients, so you’re in safe hands. We’ll make sure that your transaction goes smoothly, whether you’re the seller or purchaser of commercial property.

Our solicitors have been recruited from UK top 100 law firms, or from large international businesses. Coupled with our innovative pricing models and remote-operating model, we’re uniquely placed to provide the quality of commercial property legal advice you’d usually find at a top City firm but for a fraction of the cost.



Full service law firm

Experts in commercial property law

In addition to commercial conveyancing, our team can assist you across all areas of commercial property, including:


Testimonials

What our clients say

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
Extremely helpful, very communicative and got the job done promptly. We were under time pressure, and on a tight budget - HJ dealt with both perfectly.
Andrew Slater MD, Kin Partners Ltd
Friendly, helpful and efficient. Thank you!
Beverly Clough Group HR Director, The Guild of Property Professionals
Very easy to deal with
Marcus Whewell COO, eProp Services plc
Our solicitor’s assistance in the structuring of a new lending facility was greatly appreciated given the short deadline to completion. The team at Harper James responded promptly to get the deal over the line within our borrower’s timescale.
Leon Foxwell Lending Manager, Assured Property Finance
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
Extremely helpful, very communicative and got the job done promptly. We were under time pressure, and on a tight budget - HJ dealt with both perfectly.
Andrew Slater MD, Kin Partners Ltd
Friendly, helpful and efficient. Thank you!
Beverly Clough Group HR Director, The Guild of Property Professionals
Very easy to deal with
Marcus Whewell COO, eProp Services plc
Our solicitor’s assistance in the structuring of a new lending facility was greatly appreciated given the short deadline to completion. The team at Harper James responded promptly to get the deal over the line within our borrower’s timescale.
Leon Foxwell Lending Manager, Assured Property Finance

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 offices

A national law firm

A national law firm

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
A national law firm

To access legal support from just £125 per hour arrange your free no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your business requirements.

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