Commercial Property

Our Commercial Property solicitors pride themselves on prompt response times and a common sense approach to transactions. At Leathes Prior we appreciate the necessity of giving sound commercial advice as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

Our Commercial Property Team act for clients from a range of geographic areas. Many clients are based in East Anglia, but a significant proportion of work relates to properties across the UK and beyond. The pragmatic and results-driven advice the team offers finds favour with a number of clients, which is perhaps best illustrated by the number of clients that recommend the team to others. The team acts for clients from a variety of sectors, including independent builders and developers, offshore and UK based investors, financial institutions, regional and national retailers and landowners. The team has also developed niche practices in insolvency-related property work, healthcare, franchising, post offices and the licensed trade. The services offered by the team include:

  • Freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals
  • Portfolio acquisitions and disposals
  • Commercial leases
  • Insolvency issues
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Residential and commercial development
  • Development agreements and options
  • Commercial mortgages and funding
  • Investment property
  • Agricultural property
  • Licensing issues
  • Disputes


Our team offers clear and practical planning advice and will deal with the relevant authorities on your behalf to achieve results that protect your business and enhance the value of your property. We can provide advice and assistance with the following:

  • Rights of Way
  • Planning applications and appeals
  • Enforcement of rights
  • Environmental compliance and prosecutions
  • Agricultural restriction
  • Certificates of established use in connection with breaches of planning permissions

If you have a commercial property dispute, we can deal with a full range of matters including dilapidations, lease renewals, rent arrears, forfeiture, rights of way, boundary disputes, easements, restrictive covenants, assured shorthold tenancies, assured tenancies, adverse possession, trespass, Rent Act claims and possession proceedings. Contact our expert Darren Bowen.