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Commercial Property

Commercial Property

Commercial Property is a complex and changing area of the law. When you are involved in commercial property transactions, whether as an owner, occupier, investor or developer, swift and accurate legal advice is essential.

At Hay & Kilner, we deliver a quality assured service, focussing on your business needs, and we are committed to securing you the best result. We have one of the leading Commercial Property teams in Newcastle upon Tyne. Our team of specialist solicitors receives praise from independently researched legal guide, The Legal 500: “Hay & Kilner provide a service that has always been second to none. The partners have in-depth knowledge and are supported by an excellent team.”

We regularly deal with a wide range of commercial property transactions including:

  • Acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold properties including development sites and investment portfolios;
  • Advising on landlord and tenant matters including new leases and lease renewals;
  • Dealing with secured lending and concluding the security requirements of funders in connection with freehold and leasehold property;
  • Options, conditional contracts and pre-emption rights; and
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of licensed premises and dealing with ancillary licence applications.

Our Commercial Property team works alongside our Corporate team to advise on the property aspects of the acquisition and disposition of business interests. The team also supports and assists our Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency team, advising on the property matters arising out of corporate insolvency.


  • "Head of Department, Nicola Tiffen is vastly knowledgeable about the commercial property aspects of the care home sector."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Richard Freeman-Wallace is very personable and prompt at responding to requests."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "There's nobody else who gets things done as fast as they do. Things never drag on and they tend to keep you informed all the way along the line."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "On the ball, very proactive, and I think they genuinely have your best interests at heart and want to do the best job they can for you."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "Paul Taylor’s team at Hay & Kilner represents clients including Persimmon Homes, Anvil Homes and The Longhirst Group. The ‘experienced’ Nicola Tiffen has undertaken work for the Manor Care Home Group, including partnership property transfers, the letting of a restaurant premises and the sale of a residential complex. Tiffen gives ‘well-thought-through and clearly communicated advice’, and Richard Freeman-Wallace is also recommended."

    - Legal 500

  • "This three-partner team is particularly well regarded for lease work. Sources are quick to praise the attentive and cost-effective service: 'You get personal attention, without being charged outrageous fees.' It acts for clients from the development, charity and residential care sectors. KEY INDIVIDUALS Nicola Tiffen is commended for 'her attention to detail and pragmatic treatment of issues that arise.'"

    - Chambers Guide