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What to look for when choosing property solicitors

Property SolitorsThere is very little you can do about it,  if you want to take a lease or buy a commercial property, you are going to need the services of property solicitors.   However, what should you be looking for when you are choosing which property solicitor to use.

Fixed Fee

The majority of commercial property solicitors would provide an estimate of their fees at the outset of the transaction and qualify this estimate with words along the lines “provided the matter proceeds to completion without undue complication, protracted negotiations or additional documentation”.  These words cover a multitude of sins.   Read the rest of this entry »

6 things you should know before doing a commercial property let

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6 vital things you should know before you do a Commercial Property Let

Letting commercial property should be simple.  You have a premises.  You contact the letting agent. He puts up the letting board and draws up the Letting Particulars and that’s it job done. However, there are many things you need to know before you can carry out your commercial property let in the UK.

1. Energy Performance Certificates

It is a legal requirement that the landlord produces at his expense an energy performance certificate showing the energy efficiency of the building that is being let.  Commercial EPC’s are much more expensive than residential.  Whereas a residential EPC might cost £45, a commercial EPC could be as much as £300 to £400 depending on the size of the property. It is Trading Standards who enforce the regulations relating to EPCs and fines have been levied for landlords who have not obtained an EPC before letting.   Complaints might be lodged by a disgruntled potential tenant who was outbid by another tenant, for example.  So this really is not something you can ignore when undertaking your commercial property let. Read the rest of this entry »

Dominic Beeton, Solicitor
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