Commercial Property

Whether you are a Landlord or a Tenant, Sherwood Solicitors are the right choice to act on your behalf to secure your commercial interests and deliver the transaction on time and at a competitive rate.

We have bought and sold hundreds of commercial properties both locally and nationally and we know the key parts of a commercial lease that need to be considered to make sure your interests are protected.

We start by sitting down with you in person or speaking over the telephone and take your instructions on the key areas such as dilapidations and guarantors that we know if you do not get right in the beginning can cost you a lot of money in the long-term.

We have been advising clients in relation to the sale and acquisition of their commercial property for 30 years and specialise in the following areas:

  • Freehold purchase and sale of commercial and business premises
  • Leasehold acquisitions and disposals including letting and sub-letting
  • Dilapidations claims and defences
  • Landlord and Tenant disputes
  • Business Transfers including TUPE and other aspects of Employment Law
  • Licences and consents
  • Site acquisitions and disposals
  • Authorised Guarantee Agreements

We work hard to ensure that all sides are clear about what they have agreed and most importantly we think forward to ensure that you really understand the commercial implications of what is in the Heads of Terms. For example we have had clients who have come to us to take a short lease of a property for a small shop who did not realise they were to become responsible for all of the repairs to a dilapidated building..

We then work with the other side and often the agents to effectively communicate and bring the transaction forwards as quickly as possible, making sure that at every stage you fully understand the position and that your interests are protected.


Sherwood Solicitors are conveniently located in central Brighton and provide a range of legal services to clients in the East Sussex and West Sussex areas and beyond. As well as Brighton, we also serve the following areas in East Sussex: Hove, Hassocks, Portslade, Peacehaven, Newhaven, Lewes, Saltdean, Seaford and Uckfield and the following areas in West Sussex: Shoreham, Worthing, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Southwick and Lancing. We can also act for clients nationally and internationally.