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Starting Up

BPE has built a reputation for working with start up businesses and supporting them throughout their growth. From deciding whether to be a limited company or a sole trader to recruiting the right staff for your business and making sure your business is fully protected, we can help.

Buying or leasing a commercial property

Commercial Property Advice

BPE's Commercial Property team has extensive experience in retail and commercial developments. Our dynamic, motivated team works with investors, developers and occupiers making the most of their property assets and providing expert legal advice that offers both value for money as well as being commercial responsive.

Buying or renting your first property

Acquiring your first business property, whether under the terms of a lease or a freehold acquisition is a huge step and a substantial investment. Our team can work with you throughout the process, offering guidance and advice when uncertainty arises as well as providing the legal expertise. We offer legal advice and manage property transactions on a wide range of areas: 

  • Commercial property developments of all sizes from inception to practical completion 
  • Complete portfolio management service, including sales of property portfolios 
  • Large scale regeneration with multiple partnering arrangements
  • Site acquisitions 
  • Advice on investor sales and purchases 
  • Landlord and tenant services for tenant occupiers 
  • For tenants we can negotiate terms with your landlord, oversee tenancy agreements, and if you plan to make changes to the property we will make sure it's possible under your lease and negotiate with the landlord on your behalf.

Services for landlords - we will draft and negotiate the lease and lease agreements and rent deposit deed. We can arrange licences for alterations if the tenant occupier is planning any work on the property.

If you're looking to purchase a site or building for your own use, redevelopment, or as an investment opportunity, we can advise on the basic security arrangements you'll need for finance arrangements, Forward Funding and any security reviews required.

  • Review of title covenants - make sure there are no restrictions on the site or other facts which may scupper your plans.
  • Planning permissions - we will look for existing planning applications (and check that they match what you want to do), and we will put you in touch with other professionals that you might need.

Procurement and contract advice

Whether you are commissioning the design and construction of a new building, refurbishing an existing structure or undertaking an engineering or renewables project, you have to make sure that the legal structure reflects the commercial set up. We work alongside you and your Project Managers to gain a thorough understanding and advise on getting the framework right. That way, you know you won't face expensive changes further down the line.

Buying or leasing a retail property

From market stall to stock exchange, our retail team understand the changing retail marketplace like few others. We look to de-risk and future proof your property portfolio and brand, giving you the security and flexibility to focus on your core business. 

We can help you grow your business through property acquisition, management, development and disposal. Superdry, Tiger, Cotswold Outdoor, Soho Coffee Shops and Pure Gym are just some of the clients we've supported.

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