Matthew Bell Senior Associate
“Matthew Bell offers excellent attention to detail within the field of Retail Property leasing and provides a first rate service to his clients especially with complex projects.”
Matthew specialises in commercial property matters with a particular emphasis on retail occupiers and their estate requirements.
Main area of practice
Matthew’s particular focus is advising retail occupiers on their property requirements. His expertise within this sector encompasses acquisitions, disposals, lease renewals, re-gears together with all types of day-to-day portfolio management matters. Matthew also has experience in the sale and acquisition of petrol filling stations.
Matthew works with a number of high profile and well known retailers with varied portfolios.
Matthew’s recent experience includes:
- Advising a leading retailer on its exit from its existing London office premises and relocation to new, central London headquarters
- Acting for a well known retailer in connection with the acquisition of its new warehouse and distribution centre facility
- Ongoing acquisitions for retail clients in a variety of locations
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The purpose of this guide is to give a broad outline of the structure of retail leases in the UK, including brief details of the provisions which are usually contained in a retail lease and the reasons for those provisions.