Commercial Law & Property

At Nantes we offer a full range of legal services for businesses. We provide legal help and practical advice to the small to medium sized business clients. Our specialist team has in depth knowledge and experience of dealing with most aspects of company and commercial law and can help with the following and more on an as required or ongoing basis: company formations, start ups, directorship, LLP, shareholders’ agreements, contractual agreements, terms and conditions, service level agreements, selling and acquiring companies, franchise agreements, debt recovery as well as commercial litigation. We can also help with employment issues – please see the section on Employment Law if you have staff issues.

Commercial Property

Your commercial premises will often be the most important factor controlling the future of your business. Whether you are acquiring a freehold or leasehold there are usually complex issues that need to be dealt with professionally and promptly. You will need advice relating to planning, taxation, landlord & tenant problems, the usual rights that properties need and are subject to, and restrictions on use.

If you are a landlord of commercial premises you will be faced with a wide range of problems including enforcement of payment of rent, dilapidations and consents to assignment. If you are a tenant, you may need help to stand up to landlords that attempt to impose unreasonable terms on you in lease negotiations. The team at Nantes has many years’ experience dealing with such issues plus an in-depth knowledge of the latest legislation.

We specialise in the legal needs of small and medium sized businesses, and in particular:

  • The acquisition of freehold and leasehold land and buildings
  • Business lease renewals
  • Land taxation
  • Business sales and purchases
  • Partnership, limited liability partnership & private company matters
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Land and commercial disputes
  • Business leasehold disputes

   Property Litigation Association     Compulsory Purchase Association     Commercial Real Estate Legal Association

Who to contact for this service:
Bridport Office (01308 422313):
Mike Harvey
Dorchester Office (01305 250100):
Mike Harvey or Simon Harvey
Weymouth Office (01305 771000):
Simon Harvey
Portland Office (01305 821948):
Simon Harvey