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Commercial Property Solicitors advising clients in Reading and Thames Valley

Whether you are launching your start-up, driving forward a complex multinational organisation or a private individual seeking clear legal advice, we understand your sector and can provide practical support for the road ahead. Since 1913 we have been providing commercially driven strategic advice and we are top tier ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers.

Our Commercial Property solicitors provide pragmatic and proactive support and guide our clients through the process aiming to become integral to your team. We provide support to institutions, investors, property developers, occupiers, public sector bodies, charities and pension funds. We also provide specialist advice to large and varied operational and investment portfolios.

We understand the opportunities in the international business market,  we have access to a worldwide network of excellent legal experts through our membership of TAGLaw.

“Very professional, knowledgeable and accessible lawyers.” 

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An exceptional balance of expertise and personality.”

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We’ve been very lucky to have Simon work for us on two recent leases and can’t fault his approach. His communication, professionalism and advice has been invaluable.” 
Mathew Carver – Founder – The Cheese Truck, The Cheese Bar and Pick & Cheese

“Simon is extremely responsive and made the legal jargon very understandable, I would recommend him for any restaurant acquisition.

Chef Emily Roux – Caractère Restaurant

We have always been impressed with the speed and reactivity displayed by the Clarkslegal Commercial Property team and their ability to make complex situations seem more straightforward.” 

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Complying with MEES: Improve your EPC rating before the deadline

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  • Commercial Real Estate

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  • Commercial Real Estate

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  • Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Rent Deposits – A brief overview

A rent deposit is money provided by a tenant to its landlord as security for payment of the rent and performance of the tenant’s covenants contained in the lease. A rent deposit deed will specify the circumstances in which the landlord can draw on this money and the conditions that must be satisfied for the deposit to be repaid to the tenant.