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From the lease of a high street shop or office block to the purchase of a multi-tenanted industrial estate and development of agricultural land, the Commercial Property team here at Butcher & Barlow will work with you to achieve your goal. Working across Cheshire and Manchester, our team have unrivaled knowledge in commercial property throughout the North West.

Our Commercial Property team works with individuals and businesses to support all manner of transactions. From basic leases, acquisitions and disposals, to complex site assembly and redevelopment projects, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process.

We aim to become an integral part of your professional support team. Our Partner-led service ensures that you receive the quality of advice you would expect from a city firm without the city price tag and from a convenient location.

The Commercial Property team works closely with the Corporate and Commercial team, Agriculture team and Property Dispute Resolution team ensuring that our clients have comprehensive expert legal advice available to them at all times.

We value the relationships we build with our clients and take the time to understand your business and commercial objectives, and the challenges you may face.

How can we help you?

Our Commercial Property team has considerable expertise in dealing with the legal aspects of property occupation, having acted for a wide range of both landlords and tenants including individuals, companies and pension funds. Their properties span a broad range including warehouses, factories, offices, shops, licenced premises and restaurants, high street retail units and commercial and industrial estates.

If you are selling land which has the potential for future development, we will help determine the best way to ensure that your interests as a seller are protected and you can share in any future profit. We can also advise on existing option and promotion agreements which may be unclear and open to ambiguity. As well as acting for landowners, we also act for developers to secure land with the potential for planning permission, with experience ranging from stand-alone sites to more complex site assembly schemes

 

We can assist with a wide range of transactions including disposals of freehold and leasehold properties, development sites, investment portfolios and licensed premises. We will discuss your requirements with you to protect adjoining property, benefiting from any future development and liaising with your taxation advisers on matters such as VAT and capital allowances.

From the ownership structure for the transaction, investigation of the title and other legal due diligence, through to advising on taxation issues and procuring collateral construction warranties if needed, we will ensure your rights are protected and you don’t get caught out by the unexpected.

Butcher & Barlow has a niche specialism in dealing with property transactions involving self-invested personal pensions (SIPP). In addition to the usual property considerations including title deduction and investigation, enquiries, searches and occupational leases, we also understand the need to protect the pension fund from risk and limit exposure to liability. We have a long-standing history of representing professional trustees in such transactions and are, therefore, well placed to represent the SIPP itself.

Our team is experienced in the development of office premises, retail premises and warehouses, and we act for house builders both in connection with the acquisition and disposal of residential schemes. We will work with your financiers, contractors and consultants to help you to complete your project on time and on budget.

Whether you are a contractor, developer, sub-contractor, consultant, supplier, bank, purchaser or investor, we provide a specialist commercially-focused service aimed at facilitating successful delivery and completion of projects. From negotiating initial terms of engagement with professional consultants and the design team, to preparing the contract pack through to securing warranties, we will work with you to see the project through to completion.

Should a dispute arise, we can take care of that too.

 

With our specialist experience we are well placed to understand the commercial pressures facing your business, so you will find our advice is pragmatic and solution-driven.

If you would like to arrange an appointment to discuss your situation, whether that be by video, telephone or in person, please get in touch with any member of our team. Alternatively, complete our enquiry form  and we will call you back as soon as possible.

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Our people are what makes Butcher & Barlow what it is. Each one of our team is committed to building a solid, long-lasting working relationship with our clients across Bury, Manchester and Cheshire.

What our clients say about our Commercial Property Service

Nicholas Ball has dealt with property purchases and business matters for us over the last two years. I find him to be very responsive, proactive and reliable. Nicholas works to find solutions to challenges and is very easy to work with. I highly recommend Nicholas.

Katherine

We recently used Andy MacKenzie and his assistant Courtney to complete a sale of a commercial property for us. From instruction to completion took less than 3 weeks! They were professional and efficient throughout and we will definitely use their services again. Can highly recommend!

Premier

Daniel -Thanks again for all your work with the Redditch Road site. You were excellent.

Marc Northover

Changing Faces Dentistry

Daniel acted for my business in a very complex and challenging property relocation transaction. Daniel was undaunted and rose to the challenge, successfully relocating our business and got the deal done on time and on budget. I felt that at all times Daniel fully protected our position at every step of the way and through it all remained a calming and reassuring presence who always managed to maintain a good sense of humour, even when the going got tough. Thank you for all your help Daniel- we chose the right lawyer!

Rebecca guided us through the complex process of purchasing a business & leasing premises, she was friendly & approachable, whilst remains professional at all times. She explained things in an easy to understand way, kept us informed at all stages & clearly had our interest in mind at all times. She helped make what could be a stressful time, much calmer & we would recommend her wholeheartedly.

Your Firm is very professional and also speak in terms that the general public understand and also reasonable.

C Reddock

Rebecca guided us through the complex process of purchasing a business & leasing premises. She was friendly & approachable, whilst remains professional at all times. She explained things in an easy to understand way, kept us informed at all stages & clearly had our interest in mind at all times. She helped make what could be a stressful time, much calmer & we would recommend her wholeheartedly.

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