Rebecca is an Associate in the Retail team.

She specialises in reviewing, drafting and negotiating documentation related to leases, sales, and purchases of retail properties, including franchise leases, lease agreements, assignments, surrenders and licences to alter.

Her work includes handling general commercial property transactions including the sale and purchase of general commercial property (freehold and leasehold), negotiating leases, rent deposits and guarantee agreements for both landlords and tenants. She also advises on development matters including drafting option agreements, and dealing with documentation required for development plot sales.

Experienced in planning law, she also drafts section 106 agreements, unilateral undertakings, section 38 agreements and section 104 agreements.

Rebecca acts for major high street retail tenants, commercial landlords and tenants, residential and commercial developers, property investment businesses and individuals.

Recent examples of how Rebecca has supported clients include:

  • completing a lease with an upfront £300,000 compensation for potential loss in the event of a landlord break clause activated by a compulsory purchase order on a shopping centre;
  • successfully avoiding a £70,000 break penalty (by way of a retail surrender and re-grant) and achieving more favourable lease terms in a tight time frame;
  • assisting with negotiating terms between county and district councils, multiple developers and landowners for a section 106 agreement relating to a 4,254 unit residential development; and
  • enabling the £6.25 million sale of a multi-let shopping centre, dealing with assignment of dilapidations claims and overcoming issues caused by incorrectly drafted leases affecting the demise.