Working closely with commercial landlords and tenants to deliver solid, considered advice on both legal and practical issues.
We work in close collaboration with our clients their other advisers to ensure continuity of service and a structured delivery of considered advice as and when required.
We have a loyal base of investor clients who we work with regularly. We are committed to listening to our clients and using our experience to make challenging matters straightforward and uncomplicated.
As a Landlord with an investment portfolio, we have systems to create a level of uniformity throughout the leases you grant in order to assist with the management of each estate. We put in place standard documentation for each estate to ensure that we are able to progress, complete swiftly and protect the portfolios investment value.
As a Landlord with an investment property, we ensure that the letting is concluded as quickly as possible in order to secure the agreed rental income from the earliest possible date. We have a number of documents which balance the requirements of the landlord with the needs of the occupational tenants and therefore, assist the parties in agreeing the leasehold documentation swiftly.
In addition to assisting with the negotiation and completion of leases, we also assist with continuing management of the premises/estate, dealing with applications for consent to proposed alterations, underlettings and assignments and dealing with any property litigation (including non-payment of rent, dilapidations and breach of tenant covenants).
Key Landlord and Tenant Contacts
All Tenant’s needs and priorities differ so we work closely with our clients both at the outset and throughout the transaction to achieve their objectives. We advise our tenant clients on both legal and practical issues which they will encounter in occupying a property as well as advising on the documents themselves.
What our clients say
"I found PDT Solicitors and Craig Burton to be very effective in their support of us closing out our property lease. They were very quick with all responses, very pragmatic, adopted a common sense approach to lease issues and talked in a language we could all understand. I would happily use them again for such matters"
Mark Hays, CFO
Suntech UK Limited
"Working with the property team at PDT was a real pleasure and we look forward to embarking on further projects with them moving forward. Craig was approachable and responsive throughout and his extensive legal knowledge and commercial application were invaluable in negotiating some complex and involved issues and to getting the deal to completion. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we received and would recommend PDT without hesitation."
Amar Bahra, Managing Director
MIG Holdings LimitedView more
"PDT have provided our family with a very professional service, in particular Craig Burton, who has helped us navigate the minefield of commercial leases and transfers. We would not hesitate to recommend them highly!"
Ian Chun Lee
"We needed to find a first-class real estate solicitor at very short notice to assist us in completing our tenancy on our new office space. Craig and his team responded swiftly and professionally. Right from the start, we were impressed with their attention to detail, clear line of response and ability to be robust and thorough in dealing with our Landlord’s legal team. I would recommend them wholeheartedly"
Jeremy Brown, Company Management Executive
Heart of London Business Alliance
"In the past few years I have had need of Legal Property support for the creation of new Leases for new Tenants on several Industrial Properties and Craig Burton at PDT made it easy. The attention to detail was impressive and I considered it a First Class Service. I have also experienced support from the Employment Team for legal advice and again received nothing but excellent back up during changes to our business structure. I would thoroughly recommend PDT Solicitors for Legal Support to one’s business."
John Alldridge, CEO
Alldridge Holdings Ltd
"We recently used PDT for the negotiation of a new office lease and found the whole process simple, straightforward and problem-free. Craig displayed a welcome willingness to work with us, not only on the specific details of the transaction, but also in the relaxed way we wished the negotiation to be handled. We will certainly use PDT and Craig again."
Paul Argyle, Managing Director
Alternative Airlines Limited
"Having worked with Craig (PDT) for many years now. I have pleasure in saying I never looked back, he has always been highly professional, attentive, informative and most importantly accessible. I have challenged him with some impossibly difficult deals and people over the years, of which created major complexity, Craig and PDT never failed to impress me with their resourcefulness and commitment to their clients."
"I have known Craig Burton of PDT Solicitors for the past eleven years and have always utilised their services managing all our legal real estate needs. During this time, Craig and the his team has managed to gain a comprehensive understanding of our business, its culture and our strategic goals. I believe it is this formula that has enabled PDT to work well within our business and advise the Company accordingly on all its legal property requirements. We have always received a first class service, never more so than recently when we completed a new lease enabling us to relocate our Head Office to Watchmoor Park in Camberley. I can confirm that PDT operate with great integrity, are extremely dedicated and have always found them to be entirely honest and considerate. Furthermore, PDT has demonstrated a huge level of intelligence, leadership and judgement and I would highly recommend their services."
Russell Maddock, Chief Executive
Creative Foods Europe
"Thank you for acting for me, regarding the negotiations and creation of a new lease, at my property on the Gillmans Industrial Estate in Billingshurst. I found the whole process much smoother and quicker than I expected. Especially as you had quite a wait initially for the new tenants lawyers to return from holiday! The whole process was thorough, ensuring that the only accepted changes to the lease by the new tenants lawyers were those that did not weaken the lease for me. You also managed to have the lease completed within 48 hours once time became a major factor. I am pleased that I was recommended to PDT solicitors, will do the same myself and use you again when required. Thank you."