Welcome to our resources section, featuring the best of our advice articles and guides for helping with any of your commercial property questions. Our experts have written about a range of topics from the legal processes of a commercial property lease to moving office and even advice pieces on local areas. Take a read through our resource guides and check back for more pieces regularly added to the section.

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Leasing and Renting


The Complete Guide to Renting a Commercial Property

Whether looking for your first business premises of changing location, our in-depth advice guide covers all the major areas you need to remember.

Topics covered include:

  • Choosing a commercial property
  • Lease negotiations
  • Reviewing the rent and making changes
  • Subletting
  • Service charges
  • Defaulting


The Basics of a Commercial Lease

Understanding a commercial lease can be a challenge and you need to ensure that it covers everything you need. Uncover the range of topics contained within a commercial lease, including:

  • Differences between a commercial property lease and a residential one
  • Provisions within a commercial lease
  • What you need to know about your deposit
  • Subletting and assigning leases
  • Terminating a commercial lease


Types of Commercial Lease

There are 3 principle types of commercial lease - Gross, Net and Percentage. Here, we'll go over what makes each one different and provide the details to help you understand them.

  • Gross leases
  • Net leases
    • Single net lease
    • Double net lease
    • Triple net lease
  • Percentage leases


The Process of Renting a Commercial Property

Although there are many individual aspects to understand when starting out renting a commercial property, it is good to get to grips with the overall process. This advice guide discusses this process and what you may encounter along the way.

  • Registering the lease
  • Different types of leases
  • Common disputes
  • Potential traps


Why Should You Register a Commercial Lease?

Once you have finalised and signed a commercial lease it needs to be registered in the proper way. This quick guide details why this has to be done and how you can go about it.

Topics covered include:

  • When does a commercial lease need to be registered?
  • 'Assignments'
  • Why is the commercial lease required?
  • Is it possible to make a late registry?

Location/General Business


A Guide to Business in Birmingham

Find out all you need to know about business in Birmingham and why you should consider locating your business there.

Areas covered include:

  • Industry Overview
  • Automotive
  • Food and Drink
  • IT and Media
  • Economic Growth and Employment
  • Infrastructure and Environment

Local Area Guides

We dive into local areas, taking a closer look at the types of properties, connections and general sector industries.

Topics covered include:

  • Connections
  • Local businesses
  • Notable buildings
  • University of Birmingham
  • Local news

Areas covered:

Moving/Opening a Business


Office Relocation Guide

Pall Mall Estates have created an overview guide for moving office, from beginning to look for a new property all the way up to arrival.

Find out what you need to remember and consider when looking to move office.

Areas covered include:

  • Prior to the Move
  • Budget Considerations
  • Timetable
  • New Office Design and Floor Plan
  • Infrastructure Plans
  • The Move


Opening a Retail Business in the UK: What you Need to Know

If you're thinking of opening up a retail business in the UK then getting started can be a tricky process. Pall Mall Estates have created this simple guide of points to remember when opening your business.

Areas covered include:

  • Leasing the Property
  • Your Legal Obligations
  • Tenant Obligations and Business Responsibilities
  • Other Key Considerations
  • Further Reading

Considerations when Choosing a Type of Space to Rent

We've pulled together some informative guides to help when deciding on a type of space to let. These cover the main property types and explain some of the main things you ought to consider about the size, location and use of the space.

Considerations when Choosing...

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