Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

Commercial Real Estate


Our experienced real estate lawyers are commercially focused providing pragmatic and proactive support to real estate assets and transactions.

Commercial Real Estate is often a long-term investment and we guide our clients through the process aiming to become integral to your team. We provide support to institutions, investors, property developers, occupiers, public sector bodies, charities and pension funds. We also provide specialist advice to large and varied operational and investment portfolios.

Our commercial real estate lawyers are also experienced in many sectors, including NHS and public bodies, food and restaurants, agricultural, franchising, leisure and retail and charities.

Our comprehensive expertise includes:

Buying and selling

If you are acquiring or disposing of commercial real estate whether for investment or otherwise then we can help guide you smoothly through the process from start to finish. We also have experience of auction sales and purchases, contracts conditional on planning and more complex transactions subject to options, overage or clawback.

Commercial lettings

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, letting or renting a commercial property can often involve a variety of complex issues. Our real estate team can provide support from negotiating terms to completion of the transaction.

We are experienced in property management for business parks,shopping centres and all types of commercial property and proud of our expertise in retail, leisure and restaurant lettings as well as public sector projects, notably in the fields of health and education.


Our team advises a number of developers and also companies entering into transactions which are conditional on development works being carried out. Our construction team are also on hand to guide you through the process.

Acting for the public sector and for large portfolio landowners, we frequently deal with a variety of issues arising in respect of infrastructure and utilities.

Landlord and Tenant Management Issues

Our experienced Commercial Real Estate team can assist you with any issues relating to consents or licences for alterations, assignment of leases, underletting, deeds of variation and rent or other lease concessions. We also can help with rent reviews, security of tenure and the 1954 Act and any other issues related to leases and the ongoing management of Landlord and Tenant relationships.

We can also provide advice on any issues that arise during the lifetime of a lease. For tenants, this could include questions about your lease obligations or how to handle lease renewals, or for landlords, this could include advice on any statutory obligations associated with letting your property.

Real Estate Finance

We act for lenders and borrowers in relation to the financing of real estate investment and development. Our clients include high net worth individuals, institutional investors, funds and developers, institutional lenders and private banks.


Every transaction has an environmental impact and we routinely obtain environmental searches on all matters. We can deal with issues of contaminated land in the context of the detailed property work we undertake and where appropriate we obtain insurance for the client in relation to contaminated land issues before proceeding with the sale or purchase.


Our experienced lawyers can provide in-depth industry knowledge, cost-effective, speedy and tailored support to clients whether constructing new premises or adding to existing ones, buying or supplying construction services. We work closely with you from inception to completion and aim to become integral to your project team.

Our construction team can assist in managing and avoiding risks in projects and have a wealth of experience across all industry sectors. Supporting contractors, sub-contractors and employers over all contractual and common law issues including; extensions of time, final account claims, defects and professional negligence.


We have expertise in dealing with planning agreements on behalf of our clients and regularly advise on contracts conditional on the grant of planning permissions. We also work closely with specialist planning consultants, who can provide additional support where required in relation to any planning law queries you may have.

Legal 500 UK Awards 2019
Clarkslegals Real Estate team is shortlised as ;one of the top Real Estate Firms of the year outside of London”. Clarkslegal’s Real Estate team are described as ;efficent and responsive Clarkslegal LLP punches above it’s weight and offers a good value for money service.

Chambers and Partners
“The client service is very good indeed. They offer legal opinions in a practical way rather than just quoting the law; they advise us on how it should be applied to our circumstances.

For immediate advice and assistance from our real estate solicitors based in London and Reading, please call on 0118 958 5321 or email our real estate team.