Commercial Property

We are the cornerstone of your business

We know how complex commercial property matters can be. Our experienced team are focused on achieving the best outcome for you whatever challenges you face, whether it be a complex lease negotiation, the  purchase of a property investment portfolio or the aquisition of key plot.  At Downs, our commercial property lawyers focus on giving you practical, innovative and positive advice so that your interests are protected at all times.

For us, knowing the law is key, but we also know that applying it pragmatically ‘on the ground’ is what really sets us apart. We pride ourselves on offering our clients an in-depth knowledge of how local authorities operate in practice and how best to communicate with them. We do the tricky work, so you can concentrate on your business.

A wealth of hands-on experience in commercial property, landlord and tenant, and planning matters

The full range of our commercial property services include advising on: 

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IHT refunds might be due on property sold at loss

Whilst the housing market continues to stagnate, it looks as though there could be some unexpected perks where a property has fallen in value.

London property prices falling fastest London property prices falling fastest

If you thought you never stood a chance of moving up in the London property market, now could be your chance. According to the latest data from the Land Registry, some homes in London are falling faster than anywhere else in the UK – although still remain higher than the national average.

Property Trusts are not always the best way to avoid fees – Buyer Beware

There’s been recent media attention surrounding property trusts, sold to people as a promise to “escape legal fees” upon someone’s death. But, all is not as it seems and people should think twice before entering into such an agreement.

The Bank of Mum and Dad

It's a good time to sell. Demand for properties amongst buyers is currently exceeding supply meaning properties in the South East are selling quickly and often at, or even above, asking price. The availability of lending to First Time Buyers (FTBs) continues to improve and with lenders offering FTBs incentives such as paying their Stamp Duty Land Tax bill, more young people will be enticed to take their first step onto the property ladder.

Commercial Leases and Break Clauses

In 2014, we reported on the Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Marks & Spencer PLC v BNP Paribas Securities Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd (BNP Paribas). Following this, Marks & Spencer PLC were allowed by the Supreme Court to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal to not grant them a refund of the rent they had paid past the break date of the lease.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Private Rented Property

If you are a Landlord of domestic and/or non-domestic private rented property and the Energy Efficiency Rating of that property (shown on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)) is F or G, then this article is relevant to you.

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