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.
Our partner Michael looks at what makes a will and how they work, starting with revocation. Michael specialises in wills and inheritance disputes which means he is well position to explain this area and consider what happen when things go wrong.
The execution of a will, in most circumstances, revokes an earlier one.
A revocation clause, usually found at the start of a will, ensures there can be no doubt that the testator wanted their new will to replace an earlier one.
All of us at Stokes Partners were delighted to host Archie from Reminiscence Learning last week.
Reminiscence Learning is an amazing Somerset based charity specialising in raising awareness of dementia across communities and generations, providing respite activity to support carers and those they care for and organising training sessions, carer support groups and community activity sessions.
One of Somerset’s most forward-thinking law firms, Stokes Partners, has joined as Somerset Day’s new Official Legal Partner. Based in the heart of Somerset, Stokes Partners are proud of their Somerset roots and passionate about providing high quality personal service to individuals and businesses in Somerset and beyond.
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