Commercial Leases

As a commercial landlord or tenant, your lease agreement will be the defining document of your relationship. Your ability to run your business successfully or protect your investment may hinge on the terms contained within your agreement.

That is why it is essential to get the right legal advice when entering into a commercial tenancy, renegotiating terms, bringing a tenancy to an end, or resolving a commercial lease dispute.

At Symes Bains Broomer, we have a wealth of experience of advising on a wide range of commercial property leases. Our experience stretches from high street shops of all sizes to large industrial warehouses. We have advised in respect of properties on large and small business parks as well as historic and modern urban buildings. This wealth of experience, together with a strong team and fantastic resources make us ideally placed to guide you through letting commercial property.

We act for both Landlords and Tenants and this gives us an excellent perspective on the competing interests and how best to serve our clients.

Get in touch with our commercial lease solicitors in Scunthorpe and Goole

For specialist legal advice about all aspects of commercial leases, or for any other commercial property advice, get in touch with our friendly, practical legal experts by giving us a call at one of our offices in Scunthorpe or Goole. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

Why choose our commercial property solicitors?

We are proud to offer a bespoke commercial property service to businesses and individuals across our local communities of Scunthorpe and Goole and the wider Lincolnshire and East Riding of Yorkshire areas.

We aim to be extremely flexible and quick to respond as commercial lettings can be very time sensitive. 

Our friendly, approachable team will work with you in order to assess your requirements to ensure that our service matches these. For example, requirements can differ hugely between a short term lease of a pop-up shop and a lengthy and extensive lease of a large warehouse. We recognise this and ensure that we work with you to provide the service that you require.

Our commercial property specialists include:

  • Rodger Price – Rodger is our Managing Partner and dual-qualified solicitor and barrister. With a long background in business law, Rodger specialises in commercial work, including an array of commercial property transactions.
  • Charles Broomer – a highly experienced lawyer and Consultant, Charles specialises in a wide range of matters, including commercial leases and other property related matters.
  • Helen Barton – Helen is a Partner in our firm, specialising in all commercial property matters, including landlord and tenant transactions.

Our commercial lease solicitors’ expertise

Drafting commercial leases

When agreeing to let commercial property, putting a strong lease agreement in place is essential. The terms of your agreement will be the foundation of your landlord-tenant relationship, setting your legal rights out in writing and helping you regulate any difficulties or disputes later on.

We draft and review commercial lease agreements on behalf of landlords and businesses, covering all aspects of your relationships, including:

  • How long the lease will last
  • Details of rent and service charges
  • Maintenance and repairs obligations
  • Termination and break clauses
  • Insurance requirements
  • Lease renewal and security of tenure
  • Rent review clauses
  • Subletting and assignment
  • Processes for resolving disputes

Ending commercial leases

Terminating a commercial lease can vary in difficulty depending on the circumstances of your arrangement. Where both the commercial landlord and tenant agree to surrender the lease, the process can be straightforward. But where, for example, a tenant falls into arrears

or breaches the covenants of the lease during the term, a landlord may face greater difficulty in regaining possession. Another example might be where a tenant’s financial circumstances have changed during the lease term but their landlord does not want to release them – in this situation, the only way a tenant may be able to escape penalties for abandoning the lease is if they can exercise a break clause.

If you are a landlord or tenant looking to surrender a commercial lease, we can provide extensive practical advice about your options and help you find the best way forward. We will always take the commercial realities of your situation into account, combining our legal knowledge and business acumen to obtain the best possible outcome for you.

Our expertise includes:

  • Lease surrender
  • Break clauses
  • Breach of covenant and repossession
  • Lease renewal and security of tenure

Landlord and tenant dispute resolution

When disputes arise, it is important to tackle them head-on to prevent the situation from spiralling out of control and becoming extremely expensive.

Our Commercial Property team work closely with our Litigation team to provide a comprehensive, joined-up dispute resolution service to landlord and tenants. We can advise on all contentious commercial lease matters, including:

  • Rent arrears and repossessions
  • General breach of covenant
  • Service charge disputes
  • Repairs, alterations and dilapidations claims
  • Lease renewal disputes
  • Rent review disputes
  • Forfeiture
  • Party wall disputes
  • Disputes over break clauses
  • Assignment, subletting and change of use disputes

Get in touch with our commercial lease solicitors in Scunthorpe and Goole

For specialist legal advice about all aspects of commercial leases, or for any other commercial property advice, get in touch with our friendly, practical legal experts by giving us a call at one of our offices in Scunthorpe or Goole. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.