Property and Commercial Law Specialists

Our Services

Our team of Brighton solicitors can provide expert legal advice in the following areas of commercial law and conveyancing:

Commercial Property

Commercial Property law is wide-reaching, affecting every kind of business, from sole traders to large companies. Our team of experienced property law specialists are here to guide you through the following areas. In many transactions we will be happy to agree a fixed fee and where this is not possible, we will make sure that you are kept fully up to date with the cost implications as the matter progresses:

Landlord and Tenant

  • Drafting and negotiating new leases
  • Assignment and sublease / subletting of existing leases / licence to assign/ sublet
  • Occupational licence / tenancy at will
  • Licence for alterations
  • Authorised guarantee agreement (AGA)
  • Lease surrender and/ or re-grant
  • Termination and renewal of business leases
  • Rent review
  • Dilapidations claims and disputes
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)


  • Liquor licences, music and dancing licences or any one of the special licences that are needed to conduct business in premises in today's highly regulated environment
  • Temporary Event Notices
  • Premises Licences

Freehold purchases, sales and development

  • Shops, warehouses, offices, leisure, public houses, residential care homes, hotels and educational and NHS buildings
  • Acquisition of development sites
  • Sale and leaseback
  • Portfolios of tenanted residential and commercial units
  • Auctions
  • Option agreements
  • Contracts conditional upon planning and other events
  • Transfer as a going concern (TOGC)
  • Homes in Multiple Occupations (HMOs)
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

Residential Property

Whether you are buying, selling or remortgaging your home, you will be in safe hands with our team of experienced residential property conveyancers. We understand that clear pricing, regular communication and pro-active case management is what makes our clients come back again and again. So, if you are interested in any of the services below, please give us a call today for a quotation.

  • Buying and selling leasehold and freehold
  • Lease extensions
  • Remortgages
  • Transfer of equity
  • Tenancy agreements
  • Freehold enfranchisement
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Landlord's agent's terms and conditions

Commercial Contracts and Business Sales

A sound commercial agreement is one that is clear and unambiguous and which avoids the use of legal jargon. Within the relevant legal framework it should reflect the parties' intentions with a view to avoiding, if at all possible, disputes further down the line. If you would like to have any of the following types of agreement drafted or updated, please get in touch.

  • Confidentiality/ lockout / non-competition agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Development agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Business asset sale
  • Business share sale


Charities come in many shapes and sizes and if you are setting up a charity or buying or selling charity land we have the charity law expertise to guide you through the process. Our charity lawyers can also advise on efficient ways to give to charities. Please get in touch if you require legal advice on the following areas:

  • Formation of charities
  • Dealing with charities
  • Charitable giving


Property litigation covers a wide range of actions ranging from settling a rent review to repossession and breach of contract. Our litigation department also provides debt recovery advice and assistance. Please contact us if you need advice on any of the following areas:

Property Litigation

  • Rent review
  • Termination and renewal of business leases
  • Dilapidations claims and disputes
  • Breach of covenants
  • Repossession
  • Forfeiture
  • Construction disputes
  • Breach of contract

Debt Recovery

  • Court proceedings
  • Distress
  • Statutory demands
  • Pursuing guarantor
  • Requiring sub-tenant to pay rent directly to superior landlord

Trusts, Wills and Probate

  • Fixed fee wills
  • Complex wills and estate planning
  • Trusts
  • Lasting powers of attorney

Free advisory session
At Thompson Allen we are confident that we can demonstrate to prospective clients the benefits of using our specialist commercial firm. As a measure of our confidence we offer prospective commercial clients a free 30 minute consultation either by telephone or in person at our offices.

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Call Us on 01273 608 003 for a free advisory session

6 Marlborough Place,
Brighton, East Sussex,
BN1 1UB.

DX: 2754 Brighton
T: 01273 608 003
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