Challenge: The owner of this practice knew his expertise didn’t extend to commercial property lease transactions. He had identified what they thought was a suitable site, but it emerged that there was a massive amount of maintenance and repair work needed, which the landlord had no intention of doing. The building was also fundamentally unsuitable in other ways.
Result: I was able to explain all of this to the client. We then identified a much more suitable unit on a business park with workspace on two levels plus parking. A complicated “change of use” was required and after a tricky negotiation, I secured a highly satisfactory result for the client.