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Commercial Property Solicitors

At Rollits we have extensive experience in commercial property work, and we are well established with a longstanding reputation in the real estate sector. Our expert legal team are consistently updating their knowledge, to ensure a comprehensive, commercial and pragmatic approach to a wide range of property matters.

Our commercial property solicitors in Hull and York can provide support with acquiring and disposing of freehold and leasehold premises. We can act for landlords and tenants in connection with general estate management legal issues including granting leases, lease renewals, lease variations and rent reviews. We can also provide support with resolving property disputes, as well as advising in connection with planning law.

Our lawyers offer a tailor-made, partner-led service, helping our clients to swiftly achieve their commercial goals.

We act as legal partners to a diverse range of clients, from individual commercial landlords to large multinational companies. Our property lawyers also act for borrowers and banks, advising on funding issues and secured lending.

With our expertise in construction, development, planning and disputes, we are in the perfect position to assist clients with all manner of complex commercial property requirements and projects and provide a comprehensive, informed and practical approach to your commercial property matters.

  • I have been a client of the team in different capacities for a long time. I have always felt in safe hands: The advice and service have been consistently practical and excellent. I have dealt with different team members and consistently received the same level of service.

    The UK Legal 500, 2024 edition
  • The firm is uniquely able to serve your individual requirements whilst retaining their corporate structure and services.

    The UK Legal 500, 2024 edition
  • Rollits have very strong technical knowledge with thoroughness in application to client cases.

    The UK Legal 500, 2023 edition
  • Local knowledge and responsiveness to queries and in the provision of advice. Very accessible with a dedicated team.

    The UK Legal 500, 2023 edition
  • Clarity in communicating advice, especially when under pressure, comes through. They establish composure with clients and other stakeholders alike.

    The UK Legal 500, 2023 edition
  • Their underlying knowledge of us, built up over many years, undoubtedly enables them to respond in an efficient and practical manner. They are viewed as a key member of our wider professional team.

    The UK Legal 500, 2022 edition
  • It would be unfair to single out an individual as the whole property team consistently meet our needs in a timely and professional manner – often having several members of the Rollits team dealing with different matters. This reflects the understanding of us as a client by the wider team, which is reassuring.

    The UK Legal 500, 2022 edition

Our commercial property expertise

Our commercial property lawyers have expertise in matters such as:

  • Sales and purchases
  • Leases
  • Retail, industrial and office developments
  • Planning issues
  • Funding and secured finance
  • Development projects
  • Renewables
  • Joint ventures
  • Commercial property dispute resolution

Get in touch with our commercial property solicitors

To discuss your commercial property needs, please get in touch with us. From our offices in both Hull and York, we support clients in the region and the North, as well as across the rest of the UK.

Call us in Hull on (0)1482 323239 or in York on (0)1904 625790. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form and one of our lawyers will get back to you.

Our commercial property services

When you are preparing to sell or purchase a commercial property, there are many different factors that must be accounted for. Our real estate experts can support you by:

  • Reporting to you on legal title issues, search results and the contractual documentation
  • Acting for your lender
  • Advising on any Heads of Terms
  • Efficiently managing the legal work within the timeframes of your project
  • Advising on conditional contracts, options and overage issues relating to any transaction

We appreciate that the acquisition and or disposal of a business property can feel slightly daunting, with plenty of project elements to navigate. We can offer practical assistance with all aspects of commercial property work, guiding you toward project success.

Our expert solicitors at Rollits can assist clients to draft and review commercial leases, covering all associated aspects and key considerations including:

  • The terms of the tenancy (including whether this is for a fixed term or one which can automatically renew)
  • How much rent is payable and when the rent will be paid
  • The type of business that is permitted to operate at that premises
  • Who will take responsibility for any leasehold improvements
  • Rent reviews/ lease variations / options to renew

Commercial leases support the professional relationship between business tenants and landlords, which is why it is vital that these are expertly drafted according to your requirements.

If you are developing a commercial space for retail, industrial or office use, we can guide you with specialist legal recommendations and assistance from the very beginning.

Before starting your development project, it’s vital that you assess whether you are permitted to use the site for your intended purpose. Our solicitors can support you to determine the potential obstacles early on and help sort out solutions, for instance, in connection with any covenants in place which may impact the land site and hinder development.

If you are looking to develop a new site or to redevelop or extend an existing business premises, you’ll need to obtain planning permission. Our commercial property law experts can assist you to gain the permission you need and resolve any issues which might prevent you from doing so. We can offer support with:

  • Planning applications and appeals
  • Development and site appraisals
  • Public inquiries
  • Planning and infrastructure agreements
  • Negotiations with planning authorities
  • Enforcement of planning control
  • Development plan representations
  • Compulsory purchase

For advice and guidance on the planning issues that affect property projects, please get in touch with our commercial conveyancing solicitors in York and Hull.

Commercial property law can be difficult to navigate, yet our commercial property finance solicitors have extensive experience, allowing us to provide a stress-free process. We’ve acted for a range of borrowers and commercial lenders, facilitating swift property transactions.

Our commercial property solicitors in York and Hull can offer advice on all matters related to commercial property finance, including:

  • Secured lending
  • Bridging finance
  • Guarantees and debentures

At Rollits our commercial property solicitors are able to act for clients involved in commercial real estate development projects, such as developers, investors, landowners, occupiers and landlords.

We can offer pragmatic support throughout all stages of your development project, including:

  • Acquisition of land
  • Obtaining planning permission
  • Building and construction
  • Leasing or selling completed commercial units

Renewable energy is a huge growth area in the UK and the commercial opportunities are potentially very attractive. Our team are well-placed to advise clients on all types of renewable energy projects, including solar, wind and hydroelectric, as well as combined schemes.

We can assist investors, developers and landowners with matters including:

  • Site acquisition
  • Planning rules
  • Financing

When approaching a property joint venture, it’s vital that all parties receive independent legal advice to protect their rights and interests.

Our team can assist you to:

  • Select the right kind of legal structure, whether you require individual legal entities, a partnership, or a limited partnership
  • Draft contractual agreements to protect yourself both financially and legally
  • Resolve joint venture disputes

When disputes arise between business tenants and commercial landlords, these disputes can be lengthy and expensive to manage. To ensure the best outcome, it is important that you receive support from an experienced dispute resolution expert.

Our lawyers have assisted clients with a wide range of disputes, including those involving:

  • Breach of lease
  • Breach of contract in relation to property developments
  • Rent arrears
  • Dilapidations
  • Forfeiture
  • Rent reviews
  • Lease renewals
  • Terminating a commercial lease

Why choose our commercial property lawyers?

We have earned an outstanding reputation in the legal sector and the wider community, thanks to our dedicated and experienced team of solicitors.

You’ll find our lawyers to be straight-talking and approachable. They will always take the time to understand the specifics of your project, developing working relationships that contribute to your success.

At Rollits, we have over 180 years of collective experience in the legal sector. We’ve handled all manner of commercial real estate projects, putting us in an excellent position to support you.

When you work with us, you’ll benefit from a partner-led service, with consistent guidance at every stage and bespoke legal advice. Your lawyer will always communicate every important detail and process, without unnecessary legal jargon.

Our firm plays a strong role in the community that extends far beyond our daily legal work. We are proudly socially responsible, supporting a range of local charities, social enterprises, churches and schools.

Our commercial property lawyers’ fees

At Rollits, we believe in offering excellent value for our clients, with our fees reflecting our high-calibre legal service. We understand that all clients require clear pricing structures from the beginning, allowing them to gauge value for money and budget their projects accordingly.

Your fees will depend on the level of assistance and expertise required. We will offer fixed fees where possible depending on the complexity and nature of the project. Clients with complex requirements will generally be offered an hourly rate.

To learn more about our commercial property law legal fees, please contact us using the details below. We can provide an accurate estimate according to your circumstances.

Get in touch with our commercial property solicitors

To discuss your commercial property and real estate needs, get in touch with our commercial property solicitors. We support clients in the region and across the North of England, as well as across the rest of the UK.