OFFICES - OCCUPIERS

Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Negotiated a completed a lease for a national law firm on their flagship London office.  

  • Advised on the multi-million pound acquisition of a freehold office building at a prestigious London location.

  • Facilitated a multi-million pound office move, advising on an agreement for a lease at the new premises and an additional short term lease so that the new office could be refurbished.

  • Variation of an existing lease in order to take further office space needed to fulfil urgent operational requirements.

  • Numerous estates rationalisation projects involving acquisitions and disposals of office premises.

  • Complex renegotiation of an office lease for a multi-million pound premium, linking it to the leases of two Scottish properties and dealing with multiple side agreements.

  • Acquiring city office space for a FTSE listed company within extremely tight time constraints. The lease was negotiated and completed within 48 hours of receipt of instructions.

  • Advised on a commercial lease dispute in relation to an international company's London headquarters.

DJB specialists

 

Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition of freehold and leasehold office premises for occupation

  • Sale and leaseback of office premises

  • Drafting and negotiating rack rent leases

  • Negotiating and drafting commercial office leases

  • Negotiating favourable lease renewals

  • Lease breaks, termination and surrender

  • Lease variations in order to increase or reduce office space

  • Contesting repair and dilapidation claims

  • Negotiating and terminating wayleave agreements

  • Negotiating sub-leases to minimise unnecessary outlay

  • Estate management including rationalisation

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A third of all commercial property is bought by owner-occupiers, who need space in which to conduct their business. Research has shown that office space is important to employee retention, and that the quality of their physical environment would influence 51% of employees to leave their company.

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