Protecting Your Leasehold Interest

Advice For Landlords and Tenants

At Charles Gregory Solicitors in Hammersmith we advise:

  • Property developers
  • Commercial landlords
  • Residential owners of leasehold property
  • Residential landlords

Long residential and commercial leases are common, especially in London, where freehold property is sometimes difficult to secure. We provide clear up front fees and have a dedicated team of lawyers – contact us if you are considering taking on a lease or issuing a lease to a new business or residential tenant.

Taking Care When Negotiating Lease Terms

Taking on a new lease – whether over a residential flat or commercial premises – is a long term financial commitment. Often it is one of the first steps in starting a business. It pays to get specialist advice: leases are lengthy documents and tricky to negotiate without assistance. Key terms and responsibilities are often expressed in ways that mean their significance is not always clear: this can trip up even experienced leaseholders and businessmen and women.

At Charles Gregory Solicitors we provide a bespoke legal service, working hard to meet your specific priorities and keeping you informed throughout your transaction.

What we Do

We advise prospective tenants and landlords on all matters relating to leases, including:

  • Reviewing leases – For landlords and owners of long residential leases
  • Negotiating terms – Including advice on rent payments, rent reviews and obligations to repair leasehold property
  • Lease extensions – Ensuring any extension contains terms that are clear and reasonable
  • Lease assignments – Protecting landlords and tenants when the lease is passed to a new tenant
  • Subleases – We advise landlords, tenants and sub lessees who wish to sublet leasehold property.

We also advise groups of leaseholders in residential blocks of flats in London and elsewhere on their rights to manage their property (Right to Manage) and the right to purchase the freehold interest of their building (Leasehold enfrancisement).

Contact Us
We offer competitive rates for all of our services, including fixed fees. If you have a query about a residential or commercial lease then please call Charles Gregory today on 0208 741 9883 or contact us online.