Written by Richard Farnworth

Calculate commercial property stamp duty

Do you need to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on commercial property?

Stamp Duty Land Tax is a tax paid on the purchase of a property situated in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which is charged as a percentage of the purchase price. Most people are aware of the need to pay stamp duty on a residential purchase of more than £125,000, however commercial property can be…



Written by Richard Farnworth

Top 5 tips for landlords leasing commercial properties

Leasing a commercial property can be incredibly risky for a landlord if they don’t seek the right advice from a specialist solicitor. If a tenant fails to maintain the property, makes alterations without your consent or wants to allow someone else into occupation, it can cause huge problems if the right clauses haven’t been included…



Written by Richard Farnworth

Leasing a commercial property? Find out how you can protect your business

Leasing a commercial property can be a huge step for any business and it is vital to get the right terms in place to suit your business. When signing a commercial lease, you will often be committing to investing tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds into a property. Despite this, our legal experts…



Written by Helen Robinson

How to make sure your business premises are fit for purpose

If you’re leasing a commercial property, it is vital that the premises fits the needs of your business. It might seem an obvious requirement, yet the team at Commercial Matters are consistently contacted by people who find that their commercial lease is not fit for purpose. Carrying out checks on a commercial property Whether there…



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5 things to consider

5 things every client should consider

Finding the right premises is only part of the battle to ensure your business has the ideal commercial property in the long term. Whether you are buying or leasing a property, seeking specialist legal advice is vital. Entering into an agreement which does not meet the needs of your business can cost a great deal…