Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Dealt with all aspects of landlord asset management work on behalf of offshore unit trusts and property investment funds with over a hundred commercial office buildings and industrial estates located across England and Wales.

  • Negotiated high value office lettings, lease renewals and re-gears, landlord management licences, lease variations and surrenders on behalf of off-shore unit trusts and property investment funds.

  • Advised on the acquisition of a £600m portfolio of office properties.

  • Advised on the surrender and re-grant of a lease for a large office premises.

  • Drafted and negotiated a suite of construction contracts for the construction of office blocks in the City of London (£200m construction costs).

DJB specialists

  • James Vernon-Stroud (Partner)

  • Sean Bulman (Partner)

  • Tina Durani (Partner)

  • Philippa Hipwell (Partner) 

  • Melanie Greer-Walker (Partner)

  • Richard Holmes (Partner)

  • Tony Fitzmaurice (Consultant)  

Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition of suitable office premises

  • Disposal of office premises to investors

  • Clawback and overage

  • Negotiating and drafting commercial leases and subleases to office users

  • Rent reviews and lease renewals

  • Lease termination, surrender and break notices

  • Enforcing tenant's covenant to repair

  • Dilapidation litigation

  • Estate rationalisation advice to maximise financial returns

  • Financing the acquisition through investment vehicles

  • Joint venture partnerships

Need help? Get in touch

£195 billion, or 29%, of UK commercial property value is comprised of offices. With low vacancy rates, competition for London office space is fierce, with companies  often securing office space in the latest developments before building work has even begun.




Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


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