Lease Consultancy

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Sanderson Weatherall’s Lease Consultancy team are leaders in the field.

We are expert negotiators in rent and lease terms for all forms of commercial properties across the UK. Our knowledge of the property market and experience in dealing with complex tenancy agreements allows us to deliver top results for you, no matter how big or small your business is.

Our understanding of business and people also means we’ll work with you to achieve the best result, without damaging your relationship with your landlord or tenant.

The Lease Consultancy team are able to offer:

Lease Audits

We will analyse your leases and identify, critical dates and liabilities leading to the creation of a comprehensive lease database. This will simplify your processes and avoid key dates and obligations being overlooked.

Lease Renewals & Restructuring

We will undertake a strategic review and inspection of your property portfolio and identify opportunities to rationalise or restructure leases, and reduce your costs by reviewing future lease events and potential liabilities.

Rent Reviews

We act on your behalf on the negotiation of rent and lease terms to obtain the best possible outcome.

Dispute Resolution

Our highly experienced lease consultancy team will represent you at Court and Arbitration and have a wealth of experience in the preparation of Expert Report and Replies to Independent Experts and Arbitrators.

Members of the team are also frequently appointed by the RICS to act as arbitrators, Independent Experts and Mediators.

Strategic Property Due Diligence Advice

We provide detailed rental advice if you are considering acquiring property or businesses with existing leasehold liabilities.

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Pharmacies cost-cutting potential

After months of consultation and despite millions of petition signatures, the Government is due to confirm any day now that funding for the community pharmacy contractual framework in England is to be cut by 6.1% from October 2016. By the time you are reading this, the announcement may well have already been made. Kim Murray, associate partner in our lease consultancy team explores the various opportunities.

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Case Study: Magnet Ltd

The property comprises one of the client’s portfolio of leasehold stores which was identified as a possible re-gear, having less than three years left to run to the end of the current lease, subject to receiving an equal share of the enhancement to the landlord’s capital value.

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National lease consultancy service expansion

We are now able to offer clients an enhanced, nationwide lease consultancy service thanks to our expanding office network across the UK.  Our lease consultancy team deals with rent reviews, lease renewals and lease re-gears on all types of commercial property throughout the UK and is managed by Leeds-based head of lease consultancy, David Rastrick, supported by partners Fiona Rowland and Stephen Jefferies.  In Manchester the team is led by Kim Murray, with Aidan King in Birmingham, Andrew Udall in London, Anthony Turner in Bristol and Shona Baxter in the Newcastle.

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My landlord is increasing my rent, what can I do?

The problem - My landlord has sent through a letter to say my rent is going to increase, is there anything I can do about it without losing my premises?

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Nationwide service offering pays off for speedloan finance

We have recently completed a nationwide project for Speedloan Finance, operators of Albermarle & Bond and Herbert Brown. The company, which offers pawnbroking, cheque cashing and travel money services from its 115 branches across the UK, appointed us to review and restructure the Albemarle & Bond and Herbert Brown leasehold portfolio, which comprised around 130 properties nationwide.

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My lease is coming to an end and I have heard nothing from my landlord, what should I do?

Unless excluded from the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 a tenant of business premises in England and Wales is automatically entitled to the grant of a new lease. The landlord may however re-open negotiations under the act but they may not do so earlier than the final 12 months of the current lease.

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