Commercial Property Solicitors

Our Commercial Property solicitors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to all types of commercial property matters, providing timely and expert advice to clients across the country.

We provide advice on a wide range of matters, including development projects and commercial leases, asset management, planning, licensing, as well as landlord and tenant issues across all sectors.

Dealing with the laws surrounding commercial property can be complex. It is therefore vital that for any commercial property transaction or dispute, you have an expert legal partner on hand to assist in achieving your desired outcome.

Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on +44 (0) 203 909 9590 or email us at and a member of our commercial construction team will get back to you.

Commercial Property Leases

We are experienced at advising clients on commercial property lease agreements, alongside drafting bespoke contracts.

A commercial property lease represents a major commitment on the part of both landlords and business tenants, so it is vital that the right terms are included in the agreement. Our commercial property solicitors work with landlords and business tenants to advise on and negotiate from the outset the right lease terms for them.

Our services include:

  • Advice on and drafting deeds of assignment and licences to sub-let, underlet and alter
  • Break clauses
  • Dispute resolution for landlords and tenants
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements for leases
  • Lease renewals
  • Lease variations
  • Rent deposit deeds
  • Rent reviews
  • Rights of pre-emption
  • Service charges
  • Termination of leases

Landlord & Tenant (Asset Management)

Our commercial property solicitors work with landlords, tenants, investors, developers and owner-occupiers in the day to day asset management of their property portfolios.

When dealing with diverse property portfolios at different stages of their lifecycle, you need to be sure you are fully aware of your responsibilities. Timings and deadlines are critical for effective management, missing these could result in significant unforeseen costs, decreased profitability and risks for your business.

We can help you manage your portfolio by advising on the legalities at every stage from acquisition or lease, through to disposal.

We focus on providing a high-quality property and asset management service and are involved in all commercial landlord and tenant negotiations.

We can act for both commercial landlords and tenants across a range of services, including:

  • Consent for property alterations
  • Rent arrears
  • Negotiating new leases
  • Reviewing and advising on heads of terms
  • Lease renewals and terminations
  • Property management including rent reviews, licenses for alterations, assignments, sub-lettings and change use
  • Dilapidation issues
  • Break clause issues
  • Landlord or tenant insolvency
  • Enforcement of lease terms

Planning and licensing

There are two distinct types of development that are subject to planning control. The first is operational development which effectively means building or engineering operations. The second is the material change of use of land or buildings.

Our experienced solicitors have a rich history in providing legal advice and guidance on all types of developments, including appealing on any planning permission applications that have been rejected.

Our commercial property licensing team are also experts in dealing with all the licensing, regulatory and compliance requirements that are relevant to your business.

Getting and keeping the right licence is vital to many businesses. Whether you are starting a new operation or need help with an existing licensed business, we can advise and support you through the process.

Our services include:

  • Change of use applications
  • Personal license applications
  • Planning appeals
  • Planning applications for commercial properties
  • Premises license applications

Why Choose us

At Ridgemont, our Commercial Property team is supported by both our specialist Construction and Property Disputes teams, offering a wealth of experience and comprehensive support across a broad range of commercial real estate matters.

Our style is to be proactive and work with you and other advisers to achieve your objectives. We aim to work with you to help to deliver your projects successfully and efficiently and to resolve disputes as swiftly as possible. Whether you want general advice or strong action, we have the knowledge and experience to help you in the most effective way.

We are able to clearly explain the legal issues and provide you with expert advice in your specific circumstances.


Aldo d’Aponte, Arbitrage Group - “Impressive real estate and construction advice. Pragmatic with an eye for detail.”

Key Contacts

John graduated from the University of Liverpool before qualifying at Nottingham Law School in 2005. He went on to spend three years in the Paris and London offices of Eversheds.

For more than 10 years, he has advised a range of stakeholders in the construction and property industries on contentious and non-contentious matters. He conducts adjudications and high court litigation on behalf of developers, contractors and other participants, with a pragmatic and ‘thinking outside the box’ approach to settlement.

With years of experience of the enforcement of adjudication awards at the High Court, John has advised on matters relating to subsistence, liquidated damages claims, extensions of time/delays and a range of other matters. He has a great deal of experience in advising clients on property-related fraud and in providing commercial brokerage. John has been published in numerous journals and magazines.

Having gained her combined BA and MA Degree in Law at Università degli Studi di Padova in Veneto, Italy, and gone on to achieve a Graduate Diploma in Law at London’s BPP Law School, Cecilia joined Ridgemont in February 2020. With a focus on property and construction litigation, multi-lingual Cecilia also works to expand Ridgemont’s already thriving Italian desk.

How to Get in Contact

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, get in touch with us today by simply calling us on +44 (0) 203 909 9590 or email us at and a member of our commercial property team will get back to you.

We specialise in commercial property and real estate matters and have an excellent reputation across the country. We can assist wherever you are in the based and have offices in central London and Bristol.