Commercial Property Law
Commercially-focused, practical advice that ensures your interests are always protected.
Our experienced commercial property solicitors have the expertise to meet your needs across all areas of commercial real estate.
Our lawyers can advise you on a wide range of issues, including buying and selling commercial property, finance, leases, licences, rents, landlord and tenant issues, and property development. We can also advise on the property aspects of corporate transactions.
Why choose our Commercial Property team?
Our Commercial Property team is one of the largest specialist teams in the region. We pride ourselves on our skilled lawyers and their expertise in commercial property across a range of sectors, including healthcare, agriculture, construction, charities and education.
First and foremost, we focus on giving you clear advice and delivering projects in a way which is aligned to achieve your commercial objectives.
We tailor our advice to your needs and ensure we involve you in every step of the decision-making process. We believe that fostering an open relationship with our clients is key to achieving your aims.
We work collaboratively with other professionals such as lenders, planning specialists, land agents and accountants, to deliver practical and workable solutions.
Our reputation is built on the wide range of work we do with a variety of clients including landowners, investors, developers, occupiers and lenders.
Our lawyers understand the issues that our clients face, and are members of a number of organisations which represent our clients’ interests. These include the Primary Care Premises Forum, the Country Land and Business Association, and the Maidstone Economic Business Partnership.
Recognition of our expertise
Our Commercial Property team is ranked in the top tier of leading legal directory The Legal 500.
Head of the team Sarah Gaines was named as a ‘Leading Individual’ in the 2022 directory, while several other members of the team are rated as ‘Recommended Lawyers’.
The team was also ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2022 directory. Sarah Gaines and Partner Ash Jilani were individually recognised for their expertise in real estate, while Partner Sarah Webster, head of our Agriculture and Rural team, was highly ranked for her expertise in agriculture and rural affairs.
Several members of the team have particular expertise in working with charity and not-for-profit clients. As a result, in 2014 Brachers was appointed to the Panel of the Charities Aid Foundation Bank, highlighting us an approved supplier to support charities with banking and finance.
We are also a panel consultant for the Almshouse Association, which provides support to more than 1,600 independent almshouse member charities across the UK.
Find out more about our awards, accreditations and partnerships.
How we can help
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Financial advice for commercial property
If you need finance to achieve your aims, we can advise you on your funding options and help you work through lending requirements.
We have built excellent working relationships with banks and lenders so that we can ensure we give you the right advice to meet their requirements.
Find out more about our finance advice for commercial property.
Occupiers and tenants
If you’re a tenant in commercial property, we can support you with a wide range of issues, from contracts and licences, to leases and subleases.
Our expertise can help to remove the stress usually associated with moving property or altering your tenancy.
We’ll also make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities so there are no nasty surprises.
Find out more about our services for occupiers and tenants.
Property managers, investors and landlords
Our expert property solicitors can help you effectively manage all aspects of your commercial property portfolio from start to finish.
Whether you are an established landlord with an active portfolio of properties or a first-time investor, we can provide support that’s tailored to your needs.
Our clear and practical guidance covers all aspects of buying, selling and ongoing management of commercial properties.
Find out more about our services for property managers, investors and landlords.
If you are carrying out commercial property development, we can work with you throughout the process.
From buying the site, to selling plots or leases, our property experts will be with you all the way.
We can also assist with complex areas such as overage, section 106 agreements and joint ventures.
Find out more about our services for commercial property developers.
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Meet the Team:
The Legal 500 2022
Excellent team that has provided a complete commercial and real estate service during the past year when we have sold a substantial site with planning permission, renegotiated leases with tenants and purchased an adjoining land holding all through Covid restrictions and the challenges that has bought to us all.
Chambers & Partners 2022
They are an excellent team achieving excellent outcomes.
We have used the services of Brachers for a considerable number of years. They have supported us with leases and licences with our tenants and also when we have acquired space in external landlords’ properties.
All the team are knowledgeable and as they hold our legal documents for safe keeping, the information is readily available as required.
Chambers & Partners
In demand for its expertise in the medical sector and often represents NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups.
It was a pleasure to work with you and while I was on the periphery of the work on this purchase I was very impressed with the service from you and the company.