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Commercial Property

The complexities, nuances, and potential pitfalls of commercial property transactions can often be daunting; leaving you uncertain about the best way forward. That’s why you need a specialist team who understand first-hand the importance of meticulous planning and strategic execution when it comes to commercial property matters. 

Our Approach 

At Howard & Over, with decades of combined experience in commercial property law, our team of commercial property solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to handle even the most complex transactions with confidence and precision. From buying, selling, or leasing commercial property, to taking out a commercial mortgage, our dedicated team is here to provide you with expert guidance and support every step of the way. 

Buying & Selling Commercial Property

With our expertise in commercial property law, we specialise in providing comprehensive legal services tailored to the unique needs of buyers and sellers alike. Whether you're looking to purchase new commercial premises or sell an existing one, our dedicated team is here to guide you through the transaction process with clarity.

We can help with the legal aspects of the buying and selling of both freehold and leasehold commercial property, including:

Due Diligence:

We will conduct thorough due diligence to ensure that you're fully informed about the property you're buying or selling. We'll review relevant documents, such as title deeds, leases, and planning permissions, to identify any potential issues and mitigate risks. 

Negotiation of Terms:

We will work closely with you to negotiate favourable terms and conditions for the sale or purchase of the business premises. Whether it's lease agreements/terms, purchase agreements/terms or contractual obligations, we'll strive to protect your interests and achieve your objectives. 

Contract Drafting and Review:

Our goal is to minimise risk and provide you with peace of mind throughout the transaction process. We will prepare or review contracts and other legal documents to ensure that they accurately reflect the terms agreed upon and protect your rights and interests. 

Commercial Mortgages

Securing a commercial mortgage involves many legal considerations, from negotiating terms to ensuring compliance with lender requirements. Having dealt with a large number of transactions throughout Plymouth, Plympton, Plymstock, Ivybridge, and the South Hams and beyond, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in these areas. So, whether you're a local business owner or an investor looking to enter the market, you can trust that we'll provide you with the expert guidance and support you require.

We have experience in dealing with Guarantees, Legal Charges, Debentures and Personal Guarantees and we will work with you to ensure that all the requirements of your lender are met to facilitate the financing of your transaction. Our team will review all relevant documents, negotiate terms on your behalf, and provide you with clear and practical advice to help you make informed decisions throughout the process - getting the right advice now could save you thousands in expensive litigation fees further down the line.

To find out more contact one of our lawyers

Donna Baker

Partner & Solicitor

Lisa Chapman

Commercial Assistant

Heather Gilmore


Claire Waldren

Associate Solicitor