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Commercial Property

Whether you are buying or selling a commercial property the process can typically involve complex legal processes as well as high financial costs and lengthy commitment periods, so instructing a commercial property law specialist to assist with your transaction can not only offer clarity and peace of mind, but also help to avoid problems further down the line.

At Rotheras we pride ourselves on providing clear, straight-forward, practical commercial advice. Our aim is to find out what we can about you and your commercial needs, developing a genuine interest in your business so we can tailor our service to your specific requirements.

Our substantial experience and proactive approach mean we can foresee any potential problems before they arise and put solutions in place, ensuring a smooth completion within the required timescales.

Buying Commercial Property

Buying a commercial property can be a heavily involved process. Not only will you need to carry out various checks and surveys, as well as looking at the condition of the property and its surrounding land, but you will also need to consider whether buying the freehold or lease is most appropriate for your circumstances.

Rotheras commercial property team can help you understand all the terms and conditions covered by your contract and will do all the preparation for you, including:

  • Advising on heads of terms.
  • Discussing with you the most appropriate structure for purchasing the property, based on your circumstances.
  • Carrying out appropriate searches and raising enquiries on your behalf with the seller.
  • Ensuring contractual protections are in place and dealing with any contractual issues that arise in relation to the purchase.
  • Reporting to the lender and assisting with the supply of  funds and dealing with their enquiries.
  • Dealing with the purchase of a property which is held in a corporate vehicle where the shares in the corporate vehicle are changing hands.
  • Negotiating on the price of the property, taking into consideration the results of searches, surveys, inspections and enquiries.

Selling Commercial Property

The commercial property team at Rotheras are well-versed in dealing with the sale of commercial property, whether freehold or leasehold, sold privately or by auction. From start to completion of your transaction we will be on hand to help with:

  • Negotiating and agreeing heads of terms to ensure your position is protected.
  • Carrying out due diligence on your behalf so that the buyer receives  detailed information about the property, and so you are aware of any matters that may require further investigation, helping to avoid any potential delays later on in the transaction.
  • Investigating the title of the property at the start of the transaction so we can identify any possible queries the buyer might have and work with you to put solutions in place.
  • Advising you on contractual protection such as conditional contracts and overage.
  • Preparing the contract and all necessary legal documents.
  • Approaching third parties on your behalf where their consent is required.
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Tom Redgate

“We’re interested in the way your business operates”

Tom Redgate
Head of Commercial Property

Why choose Rotheras for Buying or Selling Commercial Property?

Our highly qualified commercial property solicitors have significant experience with commercial property sale and purchase transactions.

We act for commercial landlords and tenants, residential and commercial property developers and property investors.

We are responsive and transparent about fees and timescales and will keep you updated on any progress throughout your matter.

We have longstanding relationships with funders and other professionals.

We provide a joined-up approach by working closely with our other commercial teams to ensure all your enquiries and requirements are addressed.

We can help you with:

  • Property Development
  • Commercial Property Leases
  • Finance
  • Investments
  • Private/auction Properties
  • Disposals

If you’re happy then we’re happy too.

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Posted 27/01/2020

"Impressive group with expertise in both matrimonial finance cases and children matters. A strong childcare team handles cases involving physical and emotional abuse, as well as fatalities. Well versed in matters with international aspects, Hague Convention cases, as well as adoption and guardianship issues.

Chambers UK, 2018

Posted 27/01/2020

Anton Balkitis frequently represents the operators of both goods and passenger vehicles in court proceedings. Clients remark: "He has a commercial understanding of real-life issues and will always provide a balanced view

Chambers UK, 2019

Posted 27/01/2020

Impressive group with expertise in both matrimonial finance cases and children matters. A strong childcare team handles cases involving physical and emotional abuse, as well as fatalities. Well versed in matters with international aspects, Hague Convention cases, as well as adoption and guardianship issues.

Chambers UK, 2018

Posted 02/06/2020

Chris Powell at Rotheras was recommended to us by a trusted associate within the Transport Industry; without doubt we wouldn’t have had the excellent outcome we did without his and his team’s involvement. The level of professionalism, expert advice and assistance was faultless; we felt reassured and well informed throughout the whole process. It was a pleasure to do business with him and would highly recommend his services!

Julian Brindley - John Brindley Ltd

Posted 12/08/2020

The team at Rotheras, and Mr Powell in particular, have provided us with an outstanding service. We are extremely grateful for the help and support they gave us in dealing with issues relating to our transport operations and our goods vehicle operators licence. Mr Powell was professional, knowledgable, efficient and effective. He quickly understood our business and the problem we had. He responded with sensible advice and acted quickly on our behalf to resolve the matter. I cannot thank him enough for his help and I would recommend Mr Powell, and the Rotheras team, without hesitation. I am extremely grateful for the help they gave us.

Richard Hitchcock - Hitchcock & King

Posted 12/08/2020

I would highly recommend James Briggs, solicitor at Rotheras. He has been extremely helpful, patient and thorough whilst helping me with affairs following the death of my husband. Even during lockdown (covid) he maintained communication and kept me informed of what was happening. He successfully achieved the outcome I needed and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Yvonne Gold

Posted 30/09/2020

We are in the middle of launching our own packaging agency and contacted Rotheras for some professional legal advice with regards to contracts. After an initial call with Billy, he made it clear what we needed and asked plenty of questions to understand what it was we needed. He was very responsive to our questions, whether it be over the phone or via emails and made the process really simple. We had little experience in this area so it was fantastic to work with Billy, who explained everything concisely. We were also really pleased with the quick turnaround and great value offered. Would thoroughly recommend working with Rotheras.

Tom Burden, Director of Rightbox Ltd

Posted 30/09/2020

Billy understood our requirement from the get go and really nailed down on what we needed in our commercial agency agreement. Billy kept us informed every step of the way and showed great professionalism. We would recommend his services to any start-up business who is in need of legal advice and guidance with commercial contracts.

Axl Barber, Sales Director of Rightbox Ltd

Posted 11/02/2021

I was extremely pleased with the service that Kerry provided in order to sell my mothers house. Good, prompt communication and all questions dealt with or answered as requested. Consequently I would recommend yours services to others.

Adam Stevens

Posted 25/03/2021

Anton has substantial experience acting for commercial goods hauliers and other transport operators. He advises on a range of contentious issues including operator licence, maintenance and tachograph matters, with a wealth of experience acting in public inquiries before Traffic Commissioners."Anton is a highly informed and personable lawyer.

Chambers UK, 2020

Posted 25/03/2021

Chris Powell focuses his practice on road transport issues, regularly representing haulage, transport and logistics companies. He has considerable experience in regulatory matters involving operator licences and compliance failings, as well as more serious criminal investigations relating to fraud.

Chambers UK, 2020

Posted 07/06/2021

Dear Sally, I can’t thank you enough for today! You took the pressure off me and I felt so looked after and understood everything that was happening. Thank you so much!

Kelly Neave

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Commercial Property Team
Antony Fyson

Antony Fyson

Antony Fyson is a Partner at Rotheras Solicitors and offers clients a wealth of expertise in commercial property, property development and conveyancing matters.

Tom Redgate

Tom Redgate

Tom Redgate is a Commercial Property specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras and is located at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Fiona Moore Commercial Property

Fiona Moore

Fiona Moore is an associate solicitor specialising in commercial property and residential property at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors and is located at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Luke Smith

Luke Smith

Luke specialises in all aspects of commercial and residential property including leasing, sales and purchases, development work, commercial finance and much more and is based at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Emily Kevan

Emily Kevan

Emily Kevan is a residential property and commercial property paralegal at Rotheras. She is based at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham city centre.

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