The new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force in October last year requiring anyone who is owed money by an individual (not a business) to follow the prescribed process before commencing court action against that individual. WHY IS...
At Dawson Hart, we recognise that clients need and expect good quality commercial advice combined with efficiently delivered and transparency on cost.
Our team gets on with it, dealing with issues as soon as they arise and pre-empting them where they can. We have the expertise to advise on the risks and rewards for any property transaction.
We act for individuals, partnerships, limited companies, pension schemes and charities and aim to get the deal done as quickly and smoothly as possible.
On complex transactions we have the support of other teams in our commercial group to advise on company, litigation and employment issues.
Our four core areas of work are:
We cover the full life cycle of commercial leases, acting for Landlord or Tenant:
- Grants and rent deposits
- Assignments and underletting
- Licences and variations
- Rent reviews
- Surrenders or renewals
Development & Rural Land
We act for both developers and landowners dealing with:
- Conditional contracts, options and pre-emption agreements
- Development agreements
- Collaboration and promotion agreements
- Release and variation of restrictive covenants
- Easements and wayleaves
- Farm Business Tenancies, Grazing Licences and liveries
We act for investors in the acquisition and disposal of vacant or multi let mixed use properties.This often involves:
- Deferred payment arrangements
- Auction sales
- SIPPS and SSASs
- Lending arrangements, both traditional and bridging
Business Sales and Purchases
We deal with business transfers as a going concern mainly in the retail sector but also in the professional services, healthcare, licensed premises and light industrial sectors both by asset sale agreements and also by share purchase agreements. This may also involve advice in connection with:
- Restrictive covenants
- Licensing laws
- Transfer of employees under TUPE
- Licensing and franchising agreements
- Agency agreements