As per the subject, VOT (Very Off Topic!) - I haven`t been able to get a
response anywhere for this (including uk.legal), so my last ditch attempt is
here - in good old uk.DIY.
We are looking at moving our business to new offices. We are only a small
company (5 people) hence wish to keep costs down.
The office we are moving to will be leasehold on a 5 yr lease.
We would like (if possible) to do the conveyancing process ourselfs to save
What is involved in doing this and are there any good sources of information
to help with the process?
I`m fairly familiar with the terminology used in contracts so it wouldn`t be
totally alien, but have no formal qualifications. I know several lawyers
friends who could give the lease there 'professional opinion' if needed.
Have you checked the landlord's terms and conditions for completing
the lease? It is fairly conventional that the tenant is responsible
for the landlord's legal fees anyway with a commercial property
I've been involved in this type of thing on numerous occasions on the
tenant's side and more recently on the landlord's. This whole thing
can be a real minefield, and although as a tenant you are protected in
quite a few ways by the Landlords and Tenants Act, there are all sorts
of nuances regarding guarantees, responsibility for repair, etc. etc.
While it irks me as well to spend money with the legal profession (I
think that in many cases they are lazy parasites) in this one it would
be wise not to attempt to DIY in my view. If you have any influence
at all with the landlord, you could at least entreat them not to use
an expensive London firm.
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