Commercial Property Lawyers

Commercial Property

Our Commercial Property team provide a wide range of legal services.

With the highest level of technical expertise and experience, our dedicated team of commercial property lawyers can handle all aspects of property transactions for businesses not just in and around Ipswich and Colchester but in any region.

If you are looking for assistance with any of the following:

  • Auction purchases and sales
  • Purchase and sale of freehold or leasehold commercial property
  • Sale and Lease back
  • Advice both to Landlords and Tenants
  • Acquisition of property, development and subsequent Sell-Off
  • Planning issues and regulatory issues
  • Agricultural Property and Estates Advice
  • Option agreements conditional contracts and promotion agreements
  • Planning agreements and developmental infrastructure agreements
  • Renewable energy agreements
  • Secured lending for Institutional lenders and Private Equity Providers
  • Property aspects of business sales, mergers and acquisitions
  • Licensing applications

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected], or telephone our office on Ipswich 01473 213311 or Colchester 01206 584584 where will be happy to speak with you.

Alternatively, if you would prefer us to call you please click “Call Me Back” on the right hand side of our web site.

Commercial FAQs

What are the risks with Brexit?

Delays at ports are one.

We have to hope that places like Felixstowe have thought this through. Any delays at ports would mean supply chain disruption. Deliveries could be delayed, contractual delivery commitments may not be met. Do those commitments perhaps need to be reconsidered? Does a business need look at its service level commitments, or perhaps stipulate longer times?

Conversely if your business is relying on other businesses delivering supplies to you, think about what happens if they are not able to continue to deliver in the way they have in past? Or indeed, if they go bust?

We may well see delivery costs go up. If there are duties and tariffs then those will be direct costs. Changes to regulatory regimes and compliance processes may take up increasing administrative time which may also involve increased cost spent on administration.

So how are these cost going to be borne? How can a business prepare for this?

Businesses really need to think not only of themselves but also about their customers and suppliers. How will these be affected, and how will this impact on you?

Many of the solutions, (some of them perhaps only partial solutions) are going to involve looking again at the terms of on which you do business. They are the businesses offer, and as ever they need to reflect what they can do, avoid making commitments which the business cannot keep, and manage the business risk.

There’s not a lot of time left, but part of it is planning: identifying what the risks are and working out how to mitigate them as best you can.

If you require assistance in reviewing your contractual commitments and negotiating new terms, please do contact me Adrian Chaffey at [email protected] or telephone Ipswich 01473 213311 or Colchester 01206 584584 where I will be happy to speak with you.

Do you have a property dispute?

Click here to find out more information in relation to a Property Dispute.

Looking to purchase or sell a company?

Click here to find out more information in relation to our Buying / Selling a Business.

Need help with Construction Law?

Click here to find out how we can also help you with a range of Commercial and Residential Construction Law related matters.

Are you a tenant looking to take on a new Commercial Lease?

If you are you may wish to consider the following:-

1. Who is the proposed Tenant? Is the Lease going to be granted to an individual or to an existing company?
2. Is there going to be a Guarantor guaranteeing the terms of the Lease?
3. How long is the Lease going to be?
4. Is the Lease going to be inside the 1954 Act, i.e. at the end of the term do you want to be able to renew the Lease.
5. Have you agreed a break clause with the Landlord?
6. Have you agreed a rent free period with the Landlord? This will also need to be taken into account and included in the Lease.
7. Are providing a rent deposit to the Landlord? If so, how much is the rent deposit?
8. Do you want to be able to assign or underlet the property? Alienation clauses will need to be provided and put into the Lease.
9. Are you planning to carry out any works before the business is up and running. If you are then these works need to be approved by the Landlord while the Lease is being negotiated.
10. Details of your business and intended use.
11. Do you require searches and due diligence carried out?
12. Have you agreed a Covid-19 concession?

Are you a landlord looking to grant a new Lease?

If you are you may wish to consider the following:-

1. Who is the proposed Tenant? Is the Lease going to be granted to an individual or to an existing company?
2. Is there going to be a Guarantor guaranteeing the terms of the Lease?
3. How long is the Lease going to be?
4. Is the Lease going to be inside the 1954 Act, i.e. at the end of the term do you want the tenant to be able to renew the Lease.
5. Have you agreed a break clause?
6. Have you agreed a rent free period? This will also need to be taken into account and included in the Lease.
7. Do you require a rent deposit? If so, how much is the rent deposit?
8. Do you want the tenant to be able to assign or underlet the property? Alienation clauses will need to be provided and put into the Lease.
9. Is the tenant planning to carry out any works before the business is up and running?
10. Information on tenant’s intended use.

About Kerseys and Commercial Property

For many years we have acted for some of East Anglia’s largest retailers; for a national storage and freight-handling company; and a national chain of garden centres. We also act for a wide range of other businesses and clients – from local authorities, hospitality trade, care home sector to technology companies.

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Kerseys also has a long-standing relationship with agriculture across the region. We have an excellent track record in acting for farmers, landowners and agricultural tenants in all rural property matters.

The Legal 500, a national publication, recommends Kerseys for commercial property work

Kerseys Solicitors is ‘very good value for money’.  Kimat Singh provides ‘excellent service’." Legal 500

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