Our expert Commercial Property Team can advise on a wide range of property matters for landlords, tenants, developers, businesses and investors both locally and nationally.
We understand the need for strong technical skills to be combined with a commercial approach adapted to suit both the client and transaction type. We recognise the importance of liaising closely with funders and other professional advisors such as chartered surveyors, accountants and architects which can be key to the success of a project.
We take a personal interest in progressing the transaction to achieve client expectations. Anticipated issues are addressed are identified at the outset enabling appropriate timescales to be set together with realistic budgeting and business planning.
Our commercial property services include:
We have many years of experience acting for commercial borrowers and lenders on finance deals ranging from a small business loan to a multi-million pound facility.
We also provide advice and guidance when supporting borrowing by others by way of personal guarantees or third party security.
We can help with the sale or purchase of all types of business or investment premises including:
- Industrial Units
- Licensed premises
- Care homes
We provide expert advice whether you are buying or selling outright, granting or taking an option or entering into contracts conditional on matters such as planning, etc.
We acknowledge that every property is different and our clients all have individual needs and requirements. We listen to our clients and then offer practical advice whilst working closely with you, any funders and the other professionals involved to ensure the transaction is progressed as effectively and efficiently as possible.
We give practical advice and will be proactive in progressing the transaction to ensure our clients’ business plans and objectives are achieved.
As well as leases, our expert team can also help with other business lease related matters such as:
- Lease management
- License to assign
- License to alter
- License to underlet
- Lease termination or surrender
- Rent review
- Rent deposit deeds
What ever the size of your project our expert team of lawyers will take a personal interest and work closely with you to provide the best advice right from the start.
In addition to sale and purchase of development land our lawyers can advise you in connection with all related matters including:
- Overage or claw back
- Development finance
- Site set up and plot sales
- Land assembly, option agreements and conditional contracts
- Planning agreements / Section 106 and unilateral undertakings
- Highways agreements and Water Authority agreements
We also work with our clients and other professional advisors to address all construction issues including development obligations, funding and collateral warranties.
Stokes Partners are proud to be the official legal partners for Somerset Day on May 11th! And we’re especially proud that we feature on the Somerset Day Trail Challenge! We’ll be working hard to ensure that our office window celebrates all things Somerset and we’ll definitely be “flying the flag” on Somerset Day!
Stokes Partners are delighted to announce that Hilary Askew has become a partner with the firm with effect from 1 April 2022. Hilary is part of the Wills, Tax and Probate team. She joined the firm in July 2012 and has over 20 years experience of private client work.
On 6 April 2022 the divorce “landscape” will change dramatically and for the first time in over 40 years. The family law team at Stokes Partners are all agreed that this change is long overdue and that it should help thousands of divorcing couples move forwards in ending their marriages with reduced disagreement and acrimony.
Half of wills in the South of England are out of date – Nicola McIntyre, head of our Wills, Trusts, Tax and Probate team suggests now is the time to review your wills ahead of “Update Your Will Week”.