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If you’re a tenant, it pays to know your rights – and your responsibilities – particularly when it comes to the contract between landlord and tenant.

For most businesses, occupation of real estate is a necessary and potentially costly aspect of delivering a core business offering.

What do our landlord and tenant lawyers do?

We advise business occupiers of real estate across the UK across all asset types – including retailers, manufacturers and professional services providers – in how to maximise flexibility, minimise liability and avoid costly and damaging mistakes in contractual arrangements with landlords and developers and work with you every step of the way to ensure that your property arrangements are robust and fit for purpose and your property obligations are clearly understood from the outset, including the contract between the landlord and tenant. 

Some of our landlord and tenant related clients are sophisticated property occupiers, such as national retailers or manufacturers with large property portfolios, who have well established and understood requirements in relation to property occupation. Others are single property occupiers or new entrants to UK property, where we provide a lot more support and advice to ensure that they obtain the best outcome for their occupation arrangements. Our advice is specifically tailored to suit the needs of our clients and is never a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We help to maximise opportunities with real estate portfolios.

We advise on all aspects of the tenancy agreements that govern occupiers’ property relationships, including:

  • new and renewal leases; 
  • acquisitions and disposals of freehold or leasehold land;
  • property management issues, such as licences for alterations, licences to assign or guarantee agreements;
  • serving Landlord and Tenant Act notices and issuing lease renewal proceedings and handling dilapidations settlements.

As well as supporting clients on transactional work, our litigation team finds pragmatic solutions to landlord and tenant disputes, should things go wrong.

They have a high standard of client service, delivered in a commercial manner.
Chambers UK

Capital allowances

The Gateley Capitus team can obtain tax benefits for fit-out costs of the tenant – particularly relevant across large estates where fit-out costs can be significant. Find out more about our capital allowances service here. 

Who do our landlord and tenant team help?

We advise property occupiers on all aspects of transactional and litigious landlord and tenant work, which includes documented contracts such as tenant agreements.

Changing Places

Moving premises can be extremely time-consuming and costly for businesses. If your business needs to relocate, downsize, upgrade or exit a property, we can help.

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