Leasing Commercial Property

Specialist commercial lease solicitors

Specialist commercial lease solicitors

Experts in commercial property leases

We cover all aspects of leasing property, whether you are a tenant looking to take on premises or a landlord wishes to grant a lease our team of lawyers are able to assist you through the whole process.

It is vital that the terms of the proposed occupational lease encompass the flexibility and certainty that you require in order to run your business or add value to your investment. We have strong links with local and national surveyors and valuers and add huge amounts of value when looking at strategic deals.

We also advise on lease surrenders and terminations and deal with all land registry aspects.

Our experience spans across all industry sectors and we have a diverse client base across the South West.

We can assist with:

  • Title restructuring – surrenders and regrants

  • Telecommunication leases and renewals

  • Commercial Property Management – covering all aspects of rent reviews, Licences to assign and sublet, Licences to alter and deeds of variation

  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 procedures

  • Property tax planning to include SDLT and VAT

Undertaking complex transactions for housebuilders and landowners

Your local employment solicitor since 1882

Recent highlights

  • Grant of a short term lease of a hauliers yard as part of a wider development project – completed within two working days!

  • As part of a diversification scheme for a local farming client, creating a commercial hub of workshop units ready for occupation with tailored lease packs

  • Acting for a multi-million pound company securing leases of public conveniences from various local authorities

  • Acting for a national food manufacturer in securing premises for future expansion

Our clients rate us excellent

Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

Andrew Alvis

Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

Your commercial property team

Gemma Sumsion

Head of Real Estate & Corporate

Gemma is a Partner and Head of Real Estate & Corporate. She specialises in commercial property and corporate matters, acting for a wide range of clients.

Rebecca Bailey

Senior Associate Solicitor

Rebecca joined Goughs in 2014 having previously spent 15 years at two major law firms in London and Leeds and advises on all aspects of property and construction.

Olivia Holden


Olivia joined Goughs Commercial department in September 2020 and continues to specialise in Commercial Property with a specific focus on acquisitions, disposals, property re-finance, and landlord and tenant work.

Hollie Plumb


Hollie started her training contract in September 2019 and for the majority of her training contract and since qualifying in September 2021, has been working closely with Gemma Sumsion in the Corporate and Commercial Team. 

Why should you instruct Goughs Solicitors?


We draw from a wide range of disciplines to support you in keeping your business moving forward.


Goughs have been providing legal services to businesses across the south west since 1882.


We deal with a wide variety of real estate clients so have the expertise to ensure all your needs are dealt with by one team.

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