Rutherford's commercial law team is experienced in many areas of commercial law and can advise on a wide range of issues affecting businesses.
Rutherfords' Commercial Property Department is headed by Partner David Waterhouse . He is assisted by Partner Steve Wengraf who deals with all property litigation issues and Clare Poulton who specialises in commercial law.
We are very experienced in Commercial Property matters and can offer expert advice for all types of premises including offices, warehouses, factories, retail outlets, restaurants, care homes, hotels and pubs.
Areas of specialism:
We act for businesses and private individuals, purchasers or sellers of investment property and also Banks in the purchase or sale or mortgage of investment properties including industrial, commercial, mixed use or residential properties or property portfolios.
Following acquisition we provide the usual landlord support services in respect of breaches of lease covenant, rent arrears and lease determinations.
We cover all aspects of Commercial and Residential Property Development from a legal stand point and our team has extensive experience in this area. We act for both company and individual developers and also for sellers wanting to redevelop land or those who have been approached by developers. We can also advise on:
› Site Acquisition
› Property Disposals
› Site Assembly
› Option Agreements
› Overage Agreements
We offer a service for small business clients of managing the collection of rent, service charge and insurance from their tenants whether that is on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. We also incorporate into that service, forfeiture of leases, reminders for rent review dates and break notices, and all aspects of debt recovery.
Landlord and Tenant
We act for a diverse cross-section of clients, both landlord and tenant, and can advise on a wide range of landlord and tenant issues whilst understanding the need to resolve them efficiently and quickly. We can advise on:
› Leases (including renewal, assignments and sublettings)
› Licences and Deeds
› Breaches of covenant
› Service of notices/schedules of dilapidations
› Rent Arrears
We act for banks and other financial institutions in respect of property based lending. We take the mystery out of the legal elements of business/property funding.
Other Commercial Property Matters
We can assist businesses in a wide range of other commercial property matters including:
› Access and Rights of Way
› Common land
› Deeds of easement
› Party walls
› Rights to light
› Telecommunications mast leases
› CPO compensation claims
› Other property compensation claims