Buying and Selling

Your expert solicitors for buying and selling a property


Buying a commercial property

Our commercial property solicitors have years of experience in assisting clients in their purchase of all types of commercial property, both freehold and leasehold. Whether your purchase involves investments, auction property, portfolios or SIPPs, our commercial conveyancing team has the expertise to ensure the process is as straightforward as possible. If you find yourself needing a solicitor for buying a property, Hart Brown are able to help and advise every step of the way.

We are experienced in dealing with the complexities involved in buying a commercial property and will ensure that the issues are dealt with in an efficient and effective manner.

We work closely with commercial property agents, banks and other property experts; if you need advice at any stage of the transaction we can make sure you speak to the right people.

Our department works closely with our commercial & corporate and dispute resolution teams to be able to provide you with a fully comprehensive service, whether you are buying a property or purchasing a business.

So if you find yourself needing a solicitor for buying a property, contact us on 01483 887766.  

Selling a commercial property

If you are selling a freehold or leasehold commercial property, we have the expertise to ensure the sale is as smooth as possible, whether it is a private sale or at auction. We act for clients in selling individual properties as well as portfolios, including properties subject to occupational leases.

We understand that selling a commercial property can be a time consuming process. We can help take the pressure off you by providing advice and guidance on all aspects of the transaction. If you need them, we can help arrange Energy Performance Certificates, Asbestos Reports and Fire Risk Assessments.

We work closely with our commercial & corporate team and our dispute resolution department, so no matter what issues arise, we have the expertise in-house to deal with them.

For help with selling a commercial property, call or email our commercial property solicitors today.

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Anne Bridger

Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property

Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property

Anne Bridger

Anne has extensive experience in property law, both residential and commercial. In recent years, she has specialised in commercial property, particularly landlord and tenant matters.

Her most memorable case involved the sale of Ashdown Forest which included the Five Hundred Acre Wood and Pooh Bridge!

Anne trained with a city firm and joined us here at Hart Brown in 2004.

Celia Watts

Consultant, Commercial Property

Consultant, Commercial Property

Celia Watts

Celia has a wealth of experience in commercial property and in particular in acquisition of developments sites, acting for both landlord and tenants on commercial leases of industrial units and offices and acting for landowners on the granting of options. Two of her most memorable cases have been the negotiating of sale of land at Battersea Power Station and acting on the acquisition and disposal of a major development site which included negotiation with the office of the Mayor of London.

Celia joined Hart Brown in 2007 and she became a consultant in 2015.

Celia’s clients provide excellent feedback: “From the start of this project to the end you have dealt with everything that has been thrown at you and given me impeccable advice on all matters from buying the sites to obtaining the planning permission through to completing a section 106 on such a massive development and working tirelessly ….. thank you once again for your sound advice”

John Guthrie

Associate, Commercial Property

Associate, Commercial Property

John Guthrie

John started his career at Hart Brown in 2016. He is a Commercial Property solicitor with 21 years post qualification experience in property.

He is a member of the Law Society and has written articles for the local press in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

John's specialisms:

The full cycle of business leases, buying and selling businesses as a going concern, specific expertise in the leasing and disposal of licensed premises, development work and residential leasehold extensions.

His most memorable case:

Handling the property aspects of a £20 million company acquisition and restructuring the leaseback arrangements to achieve a substantial SDLT saving.

Roderick Campbell

Partner, Head of Commercial Property

Partner, Head of Commercial Property

Roderick Campbell

Roderick has specialised in property law for 30 years. He trained with Hart Brown, qualifying in 1985 and became a Partner in 1990.

He specialises in all aspects of non-contentious commercial property work including freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals; residential development work; options; conditional contracts, development agreements and land promotion agreements. He acts for a broad range of clients including property companies, developers, owner/occupiers and SMEs.

Hart Brown is recognised in the Legal 500 for real estate work in the South East and the entry states “Roderick Campbell provides “practical and pragmatic advice” and is a “first class” communicator.”

In 2008 he published a book on “Methods of Securing Development Land Overage”. He also holds an LLM Masters Degree in Advanced Commercial Property Law with distinction.

He is a member of the Law Society Property Group and LawNet Commercial Property Group.

His most memorable case was acting for a landowner on the grant of an Option Agreement concerning an M25 service area which lasted for some 12 years between exchange and completion!

Tamzin Mandelli

Partner, Commercial Property

Partner, Commercial Property

Tamzin Mandelli

Prior to joining Hart Brown, Tamzin had worked for a local authority, for both regional and national firms, and she had managed her own firm.

Tamzin specialises in all aspects of commercial property including the sale and purchase of shops, offices and restaurants, landlord and tenant matters (from granting the new lease, through to the various licences for works, transfers and so on) and dealing with the eventual termination of a lease. She is also experienced at dealing with development work including option agreements and acquisitions.

Her most memorable case was the lease of some advertising space – for a well known electronics company in Leicester Square!

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