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Landlord & Tenant

Here at Hedges, our property team has acted for landlords and tenants for many years, building up considerable knowledge in this area.

As a general rule, any transaction involving a lease may be complex and potentially legally risky. Good and timely advice is essential. This is an area where ‘cheap can cost you dear’, so its critical that the lawyer you instruct llistens carefully to what you need and drafts, negotiates and reads the lease properly to reflect this. We'll advise you thoroughly and in plain English.

Our areas of expertise include

Acquisitions

  • Grant of new leases
  • Lease renewals (including the service of s25/s26 notices and the statutory renewal process)
  • Short term seasonal leases/pop-ups/licences to occupy/tenancies at will
  • Lease registration
  • SDLT

Disposals

  • Surrender of leases
  • Assignment of leases
  • Sub-letting
  • Operation of break clauses

Management matters

  • Rent deposit deeds and lease guarantees
  • Consent for alterations and change of use
  • Rent reviews
  • Dilapidations
  • Portfolio management
  • Property litigation including forfeiture and the recovery of arrears

We act for a wide range of different clients ranging from individuals to global retailers and from local authorities to property trusts. Whatever their background our clients all tell us that they particularly value us for our down to earth approachability and our commercial perspective. Whilst every client has different requirements our knowledge of the market and ability to really understand our clients’ business needs ensures that we are able to obtain the best outcome for them.

We have a range of flexible fee arrangements and undertake much of our commercial property work on a fixed fee basis which gives our clients certainty as to costs from the outset.

We are well aware that advice and agreements relating to landlord and tenancy are often needed at short notice, so our team will act promptly and efficiently to allow all your needs to be met.

Vicky or Mark would be happy to discuss your potential transaction with you - please call or email using the contact details above.

  • Vicky Hernandez
      • 01865 594276
      • 07850 400055
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  • Toby Walker
      • 01865 594271
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  • Prisca Bradley
      • 01865 587628
      • 07864 654045
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  • Natasha Bowcott
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  • Mike Cooper
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  • Carl Selby
      • Carl Selby
      • Solicitor and Head of Business Services
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