Landlord & Tenant: Small details, large consequences

At a glance

The supposedly small details of leases and licences can drastically influence the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Lack of experience or diligence will ultimately be found out. We provide in-depth practical experience and have a well-deserved reputation for addressing and resolving those ultimately crucial little details. This enables us to be perfectly placed to advise both landlords and tenants.

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Daniel AbrahamsPartner, Co-Head of Real Estate

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    "They are very good to deal with - very pleasant, pragmatic and co-operative."

    Chambers UK, 2019

    In detail

    You wouldn’t leave drafting a lease to a law firm that only has sufficient skills to buy the building. Fortunately, that’s not an issue with Memery Crystal, given our experience both in property acquisitions and disposals, and acting for landlords and tenants. When acting for landlords, we make sure the lease covers every aspect of the commercial terms. When acting for tenants, we devote an equal level of attention to ensuring their rights are protected.

    We’re often asked to resolve landlord and tenant disputes. We succeed where others fail, which is why we continue to attract so many landlord and tenant clients, from small single properties to extensive portfolios.

    Recent matters


    Advising Wyevale Garden Centres, the UK’s largest retailer of plants and garden care products on a number of leasing matters across their nationwide portfolio of over 100 stores.

    Advising a property development and investment company on opposed renewals for various units in its Covent Garden portfolio for redevelopment purposes.

    Advising an Italian café chain on property matters including lease renewals in relation to their portfolio of coffee shops in London.

    Advising a leading design company on taking a lease of a newly refurbished office building in Central London.

    Advising a leading carpet and flooring retailer on management of their portfolio of leasehold sites throughout England and Wales.

    Advising a long-standing property client in over a hundred of its 1954 Act lease renewals across its commercial and residential portfolio.


    • Chambers UK 2019 Leading Firm
    • Legal 500 UK 2019 Leading Firm

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