Our specialist Commercial Property team can offer you a wide range of property portfolio management services.

We assist investors and commercial landlords across Eastbourne, Hastings and the wider East Sussex area manage their asset properties, from buying and selling commercial property to the day-to-day management of tenants.

How our property portfolio management solicitors can help

Our commercial property portfolio management services include:

  • Buying and selling commercial property – expanding and reducing your portfolio.
  • Property finance
  • Income management – including rent arrears debt recovery.
  • Lease services – such as drafting commercial leases, lease renewals and ensuring full compliance with lease obligations.
  • Tenant management – such as handling deposits, rent reviews and granting licences.
  • Building management – such as service charge planning, contractor management, repairs and dilapidations.
  • Regulatory compliance – planning law, compliance with building regulations and other statutory duties and obligations.
  • Property development
  • Ending commercial tenancies – such as forfeiture and repossession.
  • Any other property portfolio management matters.

Why choose our property portfolio solicitors?

Our commercial property team works with businesses and property investors in Eastbourne, Hastings and across East Sussex, as well as further afield.

We have considerable experience handling a wide range of complex and high value property transactions and assisting clients in the management of extensive property portfolios.

You can instruct us with confidence that we will perform the legal tasks required of us efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible. We will work closely in partnership with you to add value to your business and investments, taking a tailored and thoughtful approach every step of the way.

Consult our property portfolio management solicitors in Eastbourne and Hastings

If you require specialist property portfolio management services, contact a member of our Commercial Property team for a no obligation discussion:

Our property portfolio management services

Buying and selling commercial property

Our property portfolio management team understand the importance of structuring your property transactions thoughtfully and strategically, securing you the best possible deals and allowing you the best chance to achieve good returns on investment.

Our expertise includes:

  • Buying and selling single properties
  • Multiple property transactions
  • Purchasing and selling development land
  • Buyers’ due diligence
  • Buying and selling property at auction
  • Planning matters and change of use
  • Negotiating overage and option agreements

We handle transactions across a wide range of sectors, including residential buy-to-lets, retail, hospitality, office space, industrial and warehouse.

More information about our buying and selling commercial property services.

Property finance

We can review and (where necessary) prepare financing documentation, providing the expert legal advice your lender will likely require you to take before they can finance your investments.

Our team will ensure that you are fully informed of all the potential risks and implications of any particular finance arrangement so you can make confident decisions about how to proceed.

Income management

We can provide tailored advice about managing income and minimising financial risk, including:

  • Negotiating commercial rent, service charges, management fees, deposits and other charges
  • Providing advice about related commercial landlord responsibilities, including insurance obligations
  • Managing accounts
  • Rent reviews
  • Rent arrears advice, recovery and repossession

Leases and licences to occupy

We can offer commercially-astute advice about all legal aspects of creating, managing and ending leases and licences to occupy. Our expertise includes:

  • Negotiating and drafting commercial leases and residential rental agreements
  • Lease renewals
  • Ending commercial leases
  • Negotiating and drafting licences to occupy
  • Resolving commercial lease disputes

Tenant management

Securing good returns on a property investment often relies on a steady stream of rental income from tenants. However, being a landlord comes with many responsibilities. We help landlords and managing agents stay on top of their tenant management duties. Our expertise includes:

  • Negotiating leases and licences
  • Handling applications for consent to assign or sublet
  • Handling applications for content to alter of change the use of the premises
  • Service charge and management fee matters
  • Rent reviews
  • Lease renewals
  • Maintenance and dilapidations
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Rent arrears, recovery and repossession
  • Tenant insolvency

Ending commercial tenancies

Businesses do not remain static, and there is always a possibility that a commercial tenancy may no longer be fit for purpose. Whether the landlord needs to recover possession for whatever reason or the tenant’s needs have changed, ending a commercial lease can be tricky.

Our commercial property solicitors routinely provide legal advice on an ongoing basis to landlords who turn to us when looking to end a commercial lease or pursue a tenant who has broken a lease without consent or justification. We can support your objectives, minimising the risk of incurring costs or losing income as a result.

Our expertise includes:

  • Exercising break clauses
  • Forfeiture
  • Abandoning the lease
  • Assignment and subletting
  • Rent arrears recovery

Building management

We support landlords and management agents and companies in their building management responsibilities, from complying with health & safety requirements to dealing with problem tenants. Our specialist team can work closely with you to ensure the smooth running of your buildings, streamlining costs and minimising the risk of disputes.

Our expertise includes:

  • Setting up and operating management companies
  • Company law
  • General aspects of landlord & tenant law
  • Lease management
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Right to manage
  • Health & safety
  • Fire safety
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Service charge matters
  • Arrears recovery
  • Repairs, maintenance and dilapidations
  • Consulting on major works
  • Resolving disputes with neighbouring blocks
  • Resolving block management disputes and defending legal claims

Statutory and regulatory compliance

Staying on top of regulations and your statutory responsibilities as a landlord, managing agent, property manager or management company is absolutely essential.

Even if you think you are on top of everything, it does not pay to be caught out by taking shortcuts. Breaching regulations could result in significant penalties, including fines and even criminal prosecution.

We can help you stay compliant, tailoring our advice to suit your individual circumstances and commercial goals.

Our expertise includes:

  • Complying with building regulations
  • Health & safety
  • Gas safety
  • Electricity safety
  • Fire safety
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide safety
  • Asbestos safety
  • Legionnaire’s disease safety
  • Energy performance certificate (EPC) assessments
  • Landlord licensing requirements
  • Checking right to rent under immigration law

Property development

Whether you are an individual house flipper or established professional home builder, our property management solicitors can provide robust, practical property development advice. We advise on development opportunities from start to finish, from acquisitions of land development sites, through site assembly & management, to disposals. Our expertise includes:

  • Structuring property development transactions
  • The legal aspects of reviewing and advising on finance documentation
  • Site assembly
  • Procurement
  • Planning matters, including applications, appeals, levies and obligations
  • Property development contracts
  • Constructions matters
  • Environmental matters and conservation, including contaminated land
  • Plot sales
  • Resolving property development disputes

Consult our property portfolio management solicitors in Eastbourne and Hastings

If you require specialist property portfolio management services, contact a member of our Commercial Property team for a no obligation discussion:

Or pay us a visit at 28 – 30 Hyde Gardens Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 4PX

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