Commercial Property

Commercial Property Sales and Purchases

Buying or selling your business property can be a stressful challenge. Calm, focused, experienced, solicitors will make all the difference. Our Team will keep the process smooth and under control, offering crystal clear advice from the start, through all of the legal and technical details until completion. Whether buying or selling we will carefully monitor the transaction, ensuring that you are kept informed of everything relevant to the transaction.


Are you looking to sell a residential or commercial property via a public auction? We have a team of experts who will support you throughout preparing and submitting your legal pack, along with overseeing and handling sales.

If you’re looking to purchase property through a public auction, our solicitors are on hand to run through and report on your legal pack, prior to making any contractual commitments. This step is vital to make you are aware of any issues or defects prior to moving forward with your purchase.

If you are successful with your bid, we will handle your purchase process, along with attending to stamp duty land tax and all the registration formalities. Helping you enjoy your new purchase while knowing you have a complete, legal transaction.

Mortgages, Re-Mortgages

Whether you need to release equity in your property or would simply like to obtain a more competitive mortgage rate, a smooth running re-mortgage is essential. We understand your need to finalise the re-mortgage as quickly and simply as possible. That is why we have personalised our service to ensure that your re-mortgage is completed without delay.

We are on the panels of most banks and building societies (including all of the major lenders) and can offer you the speed, expertise and service you need.

Commercial Leases

Are you looking to lease a commercial property? Our team of expert property solicitors work with both landlords and tenants and support in drafting and approving leases and contracts for all types of commercial property.

We understand that time is of the essence in the commercial world, therefore we aim to reduce any form of delay.

Terminating your Lease

There are several ways in which a lease can be brought to an end. You may be a tenant wanting to end your lease and vacate the property, or you may be a landlord whose tenant has already left the property without formally surrendering the lease. You may want to sell the property with vacant possession or enter into a new lease.

Whatever the circumstances, BWL specialists are able to assist in dealing with terminating the lease properly and expeditiously. For advice on surrendering your lease, forfeiting your lease, serving a break notice or notice to quit, contact one of our Commercial Property Team members.

Agreements for Lease

In some cases it is not possible or sensible to proceed straight to the lease, and so an agreement for lease is required. An example of such a situation would be where either landlord or tenant is to carry out considerable repair works to the property before it can be occupied. Clearly it is in both parties’ interest to have a legally binding agreement securing commitment to the lease. We are experienced in drafting and approving agreements for lease. For specialist advice, speak to a Commercial Team member.

Rent Reviews

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant of a commercial property, there may be rent review provisions in your lease. Whilst you would need to take independent valuation advice, we will assist in advising you on the process and procedure of the rent review.

Authorised Guarantee Agreements

Are you a tenant who has been asked to enter into an “AGA”? Or Are you a landlord who wishes to protect your income? Contact our team today to run through “AGA” processes.”

Landlord’s Consent

Our solicitors have experience of acting on behalf of landlord clients in connection with anything from granting licenses to making alterations. Whatever the consent requirements of the lease, we will be able to help.

Compulsory Purchase

Is your property subject to a Compulsory Purchase Order? Have you received correspondence from the Local Authority? If so, contact our Property Team so we can help you through the complicated procedure.

Agricultural Property

We have acted for farmers and rural land owners for generations and understand their special requirements. These include sales, purchases and lettings of agricultural property, and the multitude of property rights and interests incidental to the ownership of the land. If you want to benefit from our experience, speak to a member of the Property team.

Voluntary Registration

Are you aware that it is possible to apply to the Land Registry for voluntary registration of your property if the title is still unregistered. For more information regarding this and the merits in doing so, contact our property team today. 

Adverse Possession/Squatters Rights

Have you occupied land which is not owned by you for a long period of time? If so, it may be possible to make an application to the Land Registry to have the land registered to you. To succeed, strict requirements must be met and our team can help assist you to ascertain whether you are able to establish the requirements for an adverse possession claim. We will guide you through this complicated process.

*Please note that squatting in a residential building is illegal and we are not able to advise on this.

Commercial Transactions

We have a long history of providing focused commercial and corporate legal services to the business community of Swansea and the surrounding areas. We have significant experience of dealing with all legal matters relating to businesses of all sizes and complexity. Understanding our clients’ businesses – whether small, medium or large – enables us to respond quickly and deliver the highest standard of service. We can draw on a wealth of experience and knowledge in a full range of commercial and corporate disciplines.

Partnership Agreements

We offer comprehensive advice, guidance and assistance in establishing the kind of partnership that will suit your needs. We also specialise in drawing up partnership agreements, an essential ingredient in smooth running businesses. Sound, legal guidance and assistance ensure that you are able to anticipate and protect your business interests now and in the future, and save the cost and impact of reacting to problems that may arise later.

Our commercial property solicitors are also able to offer advice on the following:

  • Option Agreements and Pre-Emption Agreements
  • Overage/Development Clawback
  • Conditional Contracts
  • Portfolio Sales and Purchases
  • Deeds of Easement, Variation and Release