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Commercial Property & Development

Every day we change the lives of our commercial property clients by supporting their business interests.

Whether you are an owner, developer, landlord or a tenant, we have the expertise to help and advise you on all areas of Commercial Property law.

How can we help

We deal with acquisitions and leasing requirements for several property investor clients and regularly negotiate leases for shops, offices, factories, and warehouses. We have particular expertise in dealing with public houses, and medical practices. Whatever the size of your business, we can help with acquiring and disposing of freehold and leasehold premises.

We also have extensive experience in acting for property developers at all stages. From acquiring the land (whether by contracts subject to conditions, options, promotion agreements); s.106 agreements and unilateral planning undertakings to the infrastructure and adoption agreements to service the site to the final set up of the site and subsequent plot disposals.

In addition, we can provide specialist advice on:

Sale and purchase of commercial properties

Business leases (acting for Landlords and Tenants)

Property Management documentation – including Licences to Assign, Underlet, Change of Use, Alterations and Rent Deposit Deeds

Property Development including Promotion and Option Agreements

Planning and infrastructure agreements


Mortgage of commercial properties


Section 106 Agreements


Agreements for Lease

Wayleave Agreements

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For a FREE initial consultation with our expert Commercial Property team, simply complete the form on this page, call 01244 356 789 or email info@cullimoredutton.co.uk.

Why choose us? Because we are:


Our property teams have an enviable level of knowledge and expertise and act for both residential and commercial clients on a wide range of property transactions, from large, landed estates to Chester city centre apartments, offices and retail units.


Our team is accredited by the Law Society under the Conveyancing Quality scheme (CQS) and we are on the conveyancing panels of all the major lenders. We have a great track record of successfully completing property transactions and negotiating leases.


We understand that any property transaction can present challenges and that no two transactions are the same. Our goal is to make sure that our clients are exposed to minimal risk, delay and stress throughout the process of buying, selling or leasing.

Who will work on your matter?

A qualified lawyer with at least 20 years’ experience in this area of work.

Administrative duties will be undertaken by our support staff.

As Head of Commercial Property, Nick Jackson has overall responsibility for the supervision of all work carried out by his team.

Our Commercial Property & Development Department

Solicitor Sara Butt

Sarah Butt

Commercial Property
Qualified 2019

Hello, I joined the Property team in July 2022.

Originally from Chester, I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Politics and International Business, following which, I completed a graduate scheme for a large hotel company before completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2016 and qualifying as a solicitor in April 2019.

I have specialised in property for over five years and take pride in helping clients to achieve their property aspirations with as little stress as possible.

I am able to assist with:

  • Freehold and leasehold sales and purchases
  • Residential remortgages
  • Commercial sales and purchases
  • Negotiation and grants of leases, for both landlords and tenants
  • Commercial lending and remortgages

When not in the office I enjoy sample the delights of Chester’s many independent coffee shops and I am a member of a local running club.

Nick Jackson

Nick Jackson

 Legal Director | Head of Commercial Property
Commercial Property
Qualified 2002

Hello, I joined Cullimore Dutton in June 2021, and have specialised in commercial property throughout my career, acting for developers, landowners, investors, and property owners. I enjoy dealing with the diverse aspects of commercial property, and I have expertise in: 

  • Commercial freehold sales and purchases 
  • Commercial leasehold sales and purchases 
  • Negotiation and grants of leases, for both landlords and tenants 
  • Commercial lending and remortgages 
  • Option Agreements and Conditional Contracts 
  • Easements and Restrictive Covenants 

When not in the office I enjoy running and cycling and spending time with my family. 

I wanted to repeat my thanks for the advice you very kindly gave me regarding the Deed of Guarantee that my step‑daughter’s new landlords had asked me to sign. Thank you for giving me the confidence to contact them to request several changes. Your expert advice was a great help and was very much appreciated.

Cullimore Dutton Commercial and Property Litigation client

Thank you so much for sorting this so quickly and professionally. I really appreciate it.

Cullimore Dutton Commercial and Property Litigation client