Colum Murray, Ian Hay and Duncan Crossey deal with Commercial Property and Commercial services. We have assisted a number of clients in formulating their property requirements, identifying location and overall suitability, with the support of our colleagues in other professions.
In the subsequent negotiation of purchase and leasing contracts, we are well versed in the legal and practical pitfalls any occupier may encounter in securing its accommodation, and the problems that may follow acquisition, and we regard it as our role to anticipate and minimise these on behalf the client.
When a client needs to dispose of its premises they will again need assistance both in marketing and disposal arrangements, and also in the legal documentation necessary to effect the sale or letting.Contact Us
Areas within Commercial Property & Commercial Services
Buying & Selling Commercial Property
Investors in commercial property need careful and considered advice in their dealings with the acquisition and disposal of commercial property including all necessary funding arrangements.
We can advise clients as to the terms of commercial leases and the obligations contained in the modern commercial lease. When acting for tenants we will consider and review the documents produced by the Landlords and advise as to future liabilities and the commercial implications of the lease.
We can advise in connection with the implications and the steps needed to undertake and complete rent reviews under commercial leases. We can recommend and work with Surveyors and Valuers who will help the client negotiate and conclude rent review negotiations.
We can assist you in connection with the formation of limited companies for the purposes of business start-ups or in relation to corporate advice you may require in connection with your business.
Businesses – Buying & Selling
When acquiring or disposing of businesses careful due diligence should be undertaken in connection with any such transaction. We are conversant with the requirements and the matters that should be thoroughly reviewed before a client proceeds with such a venture.
Business Start Ups
At the commencement of a business venture it is advisable to obtain professional advice as to the best structure that may suit your proposed venture. We can assist in the start-up of the business and to help you consider the business plan and to protect the investments of the participants in the business.
The dissolution of partnerships needs to be carefully considered as the implications for the partners can have profound effects in such cases. The partnership arrangements need to be reviewed and advice can be given to the parties.
When disputes arise as to rights and remedies under a shareholder agreement this firm can review the documentation and advise as to the best course of action available to a client.
Breach of Contract
We have experience in advising clients in the review and remedies available to parties under the terms of all forms of contracts. We can assist in dispute resolution and claims for damages as a result of the breach or failure of the parties to perform the terms of contracts.
New Business – Technology & Web
Information technology is changing the way business is delivered in modern commercial transactions. Clients now require advice in these areas to protect their brands and sensitive commercial knowledge.
We can assist in the preparation and completion of shareholders agreements and advise on the negotiation of the agreements between participating shareholders when forming new companies or in the event of clients wising to acquire interests in existing companies.
Commercial Property Disputes
Dispute resolution is an important area in our practice. We can advise clients on their contracts and how best to seek proper redress in areas of conflict with other parties. All options must be properly reviewed and negotiations commenced to bring a speedy and successful conclusion to such matters.
New Business Incorporation
We can assist and advise on the procedures required to form companies either on an off the shelf company basis or for specific purposes as from time to time required by clients.
New Business Setup
Advice at the outset for new company ventures is important. We can advise you on the appropriate structures and help to review business plans with a view of giving the new business the best advice on commencement of its business activities.
Development and Land Assembly
We have acted for number of small developers and hope to develop this area of the practice. It is important to be conscious of the clients requirements in this area, and the importance of establishing the structure best suited to that client needs. Sites may vary from part tenanted, existing mixed use sites which are being acquired for development, to green field sites being acquired from different vendors on different terms.
We are conversant with the steps required to purchase or to lease commercial premises and to assist you in connection with your business planning for your premises.
We are able to advise on the setting up of suitable company vehicles for new projects, and will assist in the making of share asset acquisitions.
We have experience of acting for a number of lending institutions in connection with secured commercial loans and general property related finance documentation. We also have experience of general mortgage requirements both in the commercial and private sector.
Landlord & Tenant and Property Management
We act for a number of tenants who require advice on the renewal of business tenancies under the 1954 Landlord and Tenant Act, and are familiar with the procedures involved with lease renewal and the landlord and tenant matters such as licences for alterations at the premises and rent reviews due under the terms of the lease.
Environmental Law and Planning
This is becoming an increasingly important consideration in the ownership of both private and commercial property in view of the impact of the Town and Country Planning and public health legislation. We will advise on planning, building regulation and environmental matters in connection with a client’s acquisition or disposal.
Property Acquisition and Disposal
We have assisted a number of clients in formulating their property requirements, identifying location and overall suitability, with the support of our colleagues in other professions. In the subsequent negotiation of purchase and leasing contracts, we are well versed in the legal and practical pitfalls any occupier may encounter in securing its accommodation, and the problems that may follow acquisition, and we regard it as our role to anticipate and minimise these on behalf the client. When a client needs to dispose of its premises they will again need assistance both in marketing and disposal arrangements, and also in the legal documentation necessary to effect the sale or letting.
What our clients say
“We found Lisa Mansfield easy to work with and extremely helpful. She made the whole process as simple and stress free as possible.”
K Pidgeon and M Kelly
“Lisa once again exceeded my expectations, as did Ian on my previous sale, and I would like to thank them both.”
“Lisa was really easy to work with, prompt and upbeat, always very helpful and extremely professional, making a very stressful time a lot easier.”
“Excellent service, well done Murray Hay.”
“Thank you to Ian Hay for dealing with my Sale and Purchase so well. Knowing that i had someone good looking after all the important stuff really alleviated some of the stress that all that craziness brings! Winkworth really came through for us and you were their recommendation. If there is anything that i can do that your Partnership can do I will not hesitate to use you again. Many thanks again. ”
“All I can say is that I was very satisfied during the whole process and that I will seek your services again the future. Many thanks.”