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I have worked in commercial property throughout my career, and enjoy working with a variety of people from business park owners to private individuals. My clients have also included landed estates, charities and universities.

Specialising in landlord and tenant work, I am also very experienced in transactional work and unregistered land.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy kickboxing, spending time with my family and friends and racing around after my new puppy!

“Commitment, patience and professionalism” – commercial property expert receives testimonial following new premises move

When Tank 2 Create, a High Wycombe-based creative design agency were looking for new premises in Henley-on-Thames, they turned to Commercial Property Chartered Legal Executive Olivia Foster for help. Olivia liaised with the team at the agency, guiding them through the process while dealing with concerns and queries. She clarified points with the landlord and helped to draft the agreement to ensure a smooth transition process for the agency. The lease completed quickly, with Director Joanne Kerley saying: “We really appreciate your help with all of this – and have recommended you and the team to several of our contacts and friends already, and will continue to do so when asked. We’ve been really impressed with your commitment, patience and professionalism throughout the whole process, despite the numerous hiccups along the way. You and your team have been fab.” Olivia is looking forward to working on similar cases in the future.
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Top Tips & FAQs

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Try to agree clear heads of terms at the outset. If you’re unsure of what you are agreeing to, don’t be afraid to ask! It could save you time and money

Seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity

Communication is key

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How quickly can we complete?

I will always aim to complete within your timescale and manage your expectations, but the speed at which we complete is dependent on all parties and the speed at which we receive instructions and responses.

Can you provide advice in respect of the heads of terms?

Whilst I cannot provide you with advice in respect of the commercial terms such as rent and length of term, I can help you with the legal points and point you in the right direction in respect of the commercial terms. I can also advise you as to who can help you and guide you through the process.

I have found someone to take over my lease, can I just assign it?

Whether you can assign your lease depends on what terms were originally agreed. I would advise that you instruct a solicitor early on to look at your existing lease. This will establish whether there are any requirements in respect of assigning the lease e.g. whether a formal licence is required or an authorised guarantee agreement. Otherwise, if you just assign the lease, you could be in breach of your obligations.

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