Landlord and tenant solicitors for your commercial property lettings

Whatever side of the relationship you’re on, we have an expert team of landlord and tenant solicitors to help you clear up any issues fast. From getting the right terms on your lease, to mending a relationship that’s gone sour, we have the knowledge and skills to make it happen. The right advice at the very stage of tenancy or letting negotiations can put you in an advantageous position.

Let us handle your real estate letting

When you’re faced with real estate letting problems it’s important to deal with them fast. Our team of landlord and tenant solicitors can help you do just that, using experience gained by acting for both sides.

Our service for landlords covers:

  • Dealing with tenants
    As a commercial landlord you know that success can be a fine balance between your commercial priorities and tenant’s demands. Our real estate team can help you get it right from the start to protect your business from future risk.
  • Letting a commercial property
    You want to know that your property investment is managed to your best advantage. Our team of landlord and tenant solicitors can work with you on all aspects of commercial letting, including finalising initial heads of terms, advising on title matters, negotiating and completing the required documents.
  • Ending a lease
    Your livelihood may be at risk if your commercial tenant has rent arrears or fails to keep to their lease obligations. Prompt action, together with sound advice, can minimise that risk and protect your income. Knowing what options are available is a vital first step.

Our service for tenants covers:

  • Taking a lease
    We can help you make sense of the lease process and the vast array of documentation. By taking the time to understand your business and consider the issues that might affect your future plans, we can provide pragmatic solutions so you can concentrate on running your business. A risk assessment tool for taking a lease is available here.
  • Ending a lease
    Naturally, you want the best deal, so restructuring your lease liabilities or finding the best exit strategy may bring real benefits. We can provide clarity on your available options and advise you how best to use them. Talking with us at an early stage can make a big difference in today’s challenging business conditions.
  • Dealing with commercial landlords
    Your commercial premises are likely to be one of your biggest costs. Your business needs may well change so negotiating with your landlord is likely to crop up from time to time. Our real estate team has extensive experience of advising commercial tenants on how to negotiate to achieve your commercial aims.

Find out more about the process of lettings and sub-letting in our factsheets.

Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Accomplished real estate team with experience working on residential development for both landowners and developers. Also often advises charities, healthcare groups and retail clients on their property needs. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are easy to approach and fairly priced.” “Withy King does not drop the ball or let a file collect dust.” Work highlights Continued to advise Bath Rugby in relation to the club’s large-scale redevelopment of its playing facilities. Acting for Balfour Beatty Group on the pre-letting and sale of part of a mixed-use development in Cheswick Village, Bristol. The team also advised on the legal structure for the sale of the residential units. Notable practitioners Paul Daniels (Band 2) is the head of the practice and is, according to clients, “strong in all areas of commercial real estate.” He is highly experienced in development schemes, as well as property finance issues. He regularly advises pension schemes on their investment transactions.” Chambers 2017 South West

“What the team is known for: Notable for its broad client base including those in the retail, leisure, communications and education sectors. Regularly instructed by landowners to advise on significant development matters, including promotion and option agreements. Equally well equipped to handle complex lease work and secured lending. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are professional, responsive and knowledgeable.” Work highlights Advised HSBC on the refinancing of various facilities initially over £1 million. Assisted Excalibur Communications with the lease of a high-profile property in Swindon for approximately £187,000 per year. Notable practitioners: Greg Callard (Associate to watch) often advises clients in the restaurant and retail industries. He is well versed in the intricacies of property finance and secured lending, regularly assisting some of the most established banking institutions with complex matters.” Chambers 2017 Thames Valley

“Royds Withy King’s ‘knowledgeable’ five-partner team is led by Paul Daniels and ‘provides commercial advice’. Edward Cooke is ‘an expert at negotiating complex land deals’. Peter Foskett is also recommended.” Legal 500 2016 South West

“At Royds Withy King, Paul Daniels’ group has niche expertise in charities work, and also advises on residential development, corporate sales and landlord and tenant matters. Andrew Chalk and senior associate Julie Acock are the other key figures.” Legal 500 2016 South East

Contact us now to find out how our real estate solicitors can help protect your investment by calling 0800 923 2065 or emailing

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