As many business owners will know, dealing with commercial property can be a complex issue - as well as a serious financial commitment.

So when it comes to legal advice, it’s vital to speak to the right people. You need lawyers who understand you and your business.

You might be an independent retailer, a family business requiring new premises to support expansion plans, a hotel group or a busy commercial landlord with a mixed portfolio, a landowner looking to sell to maximise value – every company’s and every individual’s needs are different, so we don’t offer a one-size-fits-all solution.

You’ll find Napthens’ commercial property lawyers will work in partnership with you to understand your objectives.

We understand time is money and that deadlines are critical, and through our resources and expertise we

have the ability to deal with matters quickly and efficiently - without compromising standards.

Our commercial property team is recommended in legal industry guide The Legal 500 for depth of experience and a first-class service.

It’s one of the largest in the region and combines the strength of a regional firm’s resources, with hands-on support at a local level. From our South Lakes base in Kendal, our team enjoys working with many Cumbria-based businesses to support their commercial property activities.

These businesses have varied needs depending on their sector and business activities, but as key players in the Cumbria economy they have something in common – the need for proactive, commercially focused legal advice.

We are delighted to work with companies including family-owned hotel group English Lakes Hotels; Barrowbased SN Group; familyowned South Cumbria business Holker Group, based on the Holker Estate; the UK leading provider of critical power systems, Kendal-based Mardix; and Lake District Estates, which is a family-owned Cumbrian business specialising in tourism and leisure.

Headed by specialist partner Kate Mallaband, Napthens’ Cumbrian commercial property team provides a full range of services including: Acquisitions and disposals

  • Leasing
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Property finance and investment
  • Property development
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Planning Construction
  • Plot sales
  • Rent recovery
  • Property disputes

As part of a wider property services offering, Napthens offers a unique level of service for Cumbrian businesses.

Feel free to contact us to discuss your property legal needs today:

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