Commercial Property 

The smooth running of business premises is key to the successful operation of many companies. 
Our team of commercial property experts understands this, and will ensure your interests are properly protected. All matters are handled smoothly and efficiently, and we’ll help you achieve your objectives on time, however tight your deadlines.
The team handles the complete spectrum of commercial property issues, including the acquisition and disposal of all types of commercial property; development land; leasing and investment property.

Buying and selling a commercial property

Buying and selling business premises can be a complex process, and receiving the right advice is crucial. We will advise you on everything from the negotiation of the purchase price - which includes securing advice from surveyors and structural or environmental engineers where necessary – completing searches and pre-contract enquiries, providing advice on planning related matters and building use; drafting contracts; ensuring you are aware of all relevant rights, reservations, covenants and conditions; as well as advising on funding and VAT issues.


The repercussions of not fully understanding your obligations can be very costly. We have particular expertise in acting for landlords and tenants throughout the UK in relation to leases on all types of commercial property, advising on areas including the length of the term, rent and rent reviews, break clauses, obligation to repair, alterations, improvements, and formal notices. 

Development Land

We act for both property developers acquiring land and clients selling land for development, advising on important planning and environmental issues; on the method of acquisition and disposal; and on the specialist funding that often goes with such transactions. Our close links with building surveyors, planning and environmental consultants and structural engineers mean we can ensure you receive the right advice from specialists in their field.

Investment Property 

The relative high return from investment property has made it an attractive investment.
We are experienced in helping clients who buy and sell commercial and residential investment properties, which includes securing funding. A well advised landlord can realise the full potential of an investment property, perhaps not appreciated by a previous owner.
The experience, quality of service and speed of delivery of our commercial property team have all contributed to our excellent reputation in this area. We work with small, self-managed businesses and mid-sized companies in the local area and wider region.
If you have a commercial property query, please contact Matt Seldon on 01937 547 009 or email  

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Coronavirus - update

Please be advised in accordance with Government guidelines we have taken the difficult yet important decision to prioritise our staff and clients’ health and wellbeing in light of the Coronavirus. As such we have made temporary changes to our working patterns. Please be assured so far as is possible we are still operating ‘business as usual’ although to protect everyone, we are now largely working from home and conducting meetings remotely/electronically. In order to minimise any potential risk to our staff and our valued clients, our main office will not be open to the public and we would appreciate where possible, any correspondence to be sent via email to your case manager directly or to our central address which is
Please avoid sending any payments by cheque and instead send all payments directly to us via bank transfer or make payments over the telephone to 01937 547004.
Please note any emails and/or telephone calls to your case manager will still be accessed as normal and your case will be progressed.  We are sure that you understand in the current circumstances, your case may be passed on to an alternative fee earner.
Please also note than any email communication during this time will automatically be copied to one of our partners as well as your case manager. 
Our central office telephone number 01937 547000 is still being operated as normal during our business hours of 9am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday.
On behalf of all of the partners and team at Hartlaw LLP, we thank you for your continued support during these difficult times. Please be assured we remain committed to providing the highest quality of service and legal advice to our clients and the local community and we hope that you all stay safe and look after each other.