Commercial Landlord and Tenant
As a Partner within the Commercial Property team, my practice focuses on the undertaking of new commercial property lettings, drafting and negotiating lease agreements for development properties, and newly refurbished buildings. I specialise in the sale and purchase of all forms of freehold and commercial leasehold property including offices, warehouses, retail centres, clubs, pubs and restaurants.
I am regularly asked to act for clients in respect of commercial lease renewals and contested renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, and the acquisition and disposal of investment property subject to occupational leases.
My clients are corporates and high-net-worth individuals who reside domestically and off-shore.
I have comprehensive knowledge and expertise in a broad range of commercial property work due to the variety of roles I have undertaken during my career. These skills include the negotiation, and granting of commercial leases and preparation of ancillary documents such as licenses, rent deposit deeds, and guarantee agreements, and advising on a range of landlord and tenant issues. I have many years of experience acting on the sale and purchase of unincorporated businesses, negotiating on secured lending, and providing support for corporate sales and acquisitions by undertaking property due diligence work.
My background also includes managing multi-let commercial properties for overseas clients. This involved co-ordinating the services provided to the client by surveyors, accountants, managing agents and other professionals based in the United Kingdom. Over the years, I have built up a vast network of contacts which allows me to provide immediate value to my international clients.
I joined Harold Benjamin in 2009.
Education and Qualifications
- BA (Hons), Housing Management and Development, University of South West England
- Andrew Farnell qualified as a Solicitor in 2002.
Memberships and Recognition
Law Society of England & Wales
Life Outside the Law
I enjoy all sports including football, tennis and cricket.
Direct Dial: 020 8872 3005