Commercial Property

Chris Anderson, Director, heads Core Legal’s commercial property practice. Chris was formerly a Partner within a full service commercial law firm in Newcastle upon Tyne and has worked at regional and international firms throughout his career. With over 15 years’ experience advising clients in commercial property and agricultural property matters, his clients have included housebuilders, developers, investors, owner-occupiers, retailers, lenders, schools, healthcare professionals and an international airport. Chris takes time to understand his clients’ objectives to provide responsive and appropriately tailored advice. Below are some of the types of matters where Chris can help you and examples of his notable experience.

Landlord and Tenant

If you are granting or taking a lease of a commercial property or you are a landlord or tenant that requires advice in connection with an application for consent to assign a lease, underlet, carry out works or something else.

  • Advising on recent high profile and high value city centre office lettings within Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • Advising a national retailer in connection with new and renewal leases, lease re-gears and estate management issues and implications of repairing obligations, break clauses, rent review provisions and COVID rent suspension provisions

Purchases and Sales

If you are buying or selling a commercial property and whether it is vacant or tenanted.

  • Concluding a multi-million pound acquisition and subsequent disposal of a prominent, multi-let office building on Newcastle’s iconic Grey Street for an investor
  • Advising an investor in connection with their multi-million pound acquisition, funding and subsequent disposal of multi-let, city centre student accommodation


If you are buying or selling land or a building that is intended for development, whether with or without the benefit of planning permission, taking or granting an option to acquire the same or entering into a conditional contract to buy or sell the same.

  • Acting for a national housebuilder in the purchase of multi-million pound development sites, including agreements conditional on planning permission and arrangements to defer payment of the purchase price
  • Dealing with complex issues, including exception and reservation of mines and minerals, overage / clawback arrangements, chancel repair liability, the grant, variation or release of rights and lock-out agreements

Rural & Agricultural Land

If you are buying or selling rural or agricultural land, we can help.

  • Advising on sales and purchases of farms, agricultural land and woodland, including contractual provision for the transfer of Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements and ancillary issues such as the transfer of stints.

Secured Lending

If you are borrowing money to purchase, remortgage or develop, we can help

  • Advising developers in relation to funding for site acquisitions and development
  • Successfully advising borrowers in relation to their remortgage of a buy to let portfolio within a tight timescale

Our experience reaches far beyond the above and includes more niche matters such as the property aspects of the sale and purchase of businesses, acquisition of dental practices and academy school conversions.

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