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Landlord & Tenant

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


  • 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


  • 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.

Donna or Ricky would be happy to discuss your potential transaction with you. You can get in touch with them by email at and or by phone 01865 594265.