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  1. empty pub redevelop for commercial use
    Redeveloping an empty pub for commercial use – by Darren Heard of WBW Solicitors

    Pubs are closing all too often nowadays and while this is a sad sight, it means there may be opportunities to find a new use for one as a commercial development project.  If an empty pub is well-located, it could make an ideal setting for a new business, such as a care home, convenience store,…

  2. Anthony
    Anthony Fripp, Partner at WBW, moves to Torquay office

    Anthony Fripp, a Partner at WBW Solicitors and Head of Commercial Property, has now moved from the Exmouth office to head up the firms Torquay office. Anthony has a wealth of Commercial Property experience and has previously managed several different offices on behalf of the firm. He advises on both landlord and tenant matters and…

  3. commercial building lease assignment
    Consent to lease assignment: quick guide for commercial landlords – by Matthew Scott-Tucker of WBW Solicitors

    A sensible landlord will take great care when picking an initial tenant and should exercise the same caution when deciding whether that tenant should be allowed to assign their lease to someone else.  The difficulty with an assignment is that the circumstances in which consent can be refused are restricted by law, making it crucial…

  4. Why Taking Advice on Commercial Property Leases Can Save You Time and Money

    By Ashley Bevans The commercial property market has seen many ups and downs over the last decade but I remain quietly proud of those willing to take on a new business venture or start-up. Despite recent national murmurings of a further upset in the retail market, I can see no real dent in individual’s appetite…

  5. Looking forwards for commercial property

    Property in the UK continues to deliver strong returns for investors. Property Wire reports that ‘the UK’s commercial property market is likely to see a record breaking year with deal volumes at the end of the third quarter already over 50 billion. If, as anticipated, volumes in the fourth quarter of 2015 follow the patterns…