Commercial Property Solicitors

Get the expert legal advice and services you need when developing, selling, leasing or buying commercial property in Northern Ireland.

Commercial Property Conveyancing in Northern Ireland

Commercial conveyancing in Northern Ireland is very different from residential conveyancing. The greater levels of complexity and risk associated with business property transactions mean you need a commercial property solicitor with strong experience and expertise in commercial conveyancing law.

It’s crucial to choose commercial conveyancing solicitors with a firm grasp of commercial property law in Northern Ireland, a detailed understanding of how the law applies to your business sector and in-depth knowledge of our local commercial property market.

At DA Martin Solicitors, we have the adaptability to efficiently guide you through commercial property red tape, legal documentation and established processes, streamlining your property transactions in ways that may ultimately have a significant impact on your business’ bottom line.

Our Commercial Property Services

Our commercial property solicitors work closely with a wide range of vendors, buyers, property developers, landlords, lenders, borrowers and investors.

We provide commercial property services covering retail premises, restaurants, bars, offices, warehouses, industrial sites, agricultural land, development sites and a range of other commercial properties in Northern Ireland and further afield.

Our solicitors are qualified to practise commercial conveyancing law throughout Northern Ireland, so we can support your business as it grows.

We can advise you on:

  • Commercial Property Acquisition & Sales
    Offering legal support and a comprehensive commercial conveyancing service when you are buying or selling a shop, office, warehouse, factory, restaurant, hotel or other commercial property.
  • Commercial Leases
    All the guidance you need when entering into a lease for a commercial property. We support both landlords and tenants before they sign commercial leases, including negotiating and drafting new leases, commercial lease renewals and reviews, as well as managing complex lease issues.
  • Commercial Property Development
    Overseeing all the legal considerations of development planning and transactions for investors and property developers, including acquisition, due diligence and document drafting and negotiation for any buyers, tenants or licensees.
  • Commercial Property Disputes
    Bringing disputes over commercial property to a prompt and satisfactory resolution, so you can focus on moving forward with your business. We handle property disputes around renewals, rent reviews, lease terminations, breaches of covenants and a range of other matters.

All of the commercial property law services provided by our solicitors are tailored to your company’s needs and business objectives. Whatever commercial property advice you need, contact us for a free consultation to discuss your circumstances.

How Our Commercial Property Solicitors Can Help You

Our experienced team is ready to help you when you need commercial property solicitors anywhere throughout Northern Ireland.

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation in which we will listen to your commercial property needs and business goals. After building our understanding of your circumstances, we create a tailored legal strategy to achieve the outcomes you need. This approach will be closely aligned with your business, the sector in which it operates and your commercial targets.

You will also benefit from:

  • A dedicated point of contact — a commercial conveyancing solicitor who will act as your account manager for clear communication throughout the process.
  • A proactive approach to commercial risk management in which we will support you by identifying and mitigating potential risks involved in your commercial property transaction.
  • Quick turnaround times to conclude your property transaction with an efficiency that supports your wider commercial objectives.

Meet Our Commercial Property Solicitors

Sean McQuaid

  • Sean qualified as a Solicitor in 1984 after graduating from Queen’s University Belfast.
  • Sean joined DA Martin in 1994 and qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2002.
  • With over 35 years’ experience, Sean works across all areas of conveyancing, in both residential and commercial property.

Kerry Doran

  • Kerry is a Conveyancing Solicitor who graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2011.
  • Kerry joined the DA Martin team in 2022.
  • With over 10 years experience, Kerry specialises in all areas of conveyancing, including commercial real estate and property disputes.

For expert legal advice on commercial property, call Sean or Kerry on 028 9446 1509.


The commercial conveyancing process in Northern Ireland depends on the specific circumstances of your property transaction. Broadly speaking, commercial conveyancing will involve stages including due diligence; commercial property contract negotiations and drafting; examining and investigating property titles; local authority, environmental and water and drainage searches; financial and tax considerations; and finalising the transaction.

Commercial conveyancing in Northern Ireland takes around 8-12 weeks in normal circumstances. How long commercial conveyancing takes always depends on the nature and complexity of the transaction. Our commercial conveyancing solicitors offer quick turnaround times but never at the expense of due diligence and attention to detail. The time taken can also be impacted by the timeliness of the other parties involved in the transaction.

Legal fees associated with commercial conveyancing in Northern Ireland may include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) of between zero and 15%, solicitors fees, disbursements related to the fees for Land Registry and any other searches needed, surveyor costs and any other expenses that are needed to assess or mitigate risks involved in the transaction.

Commercial conveyancing fees vary significantly depending on the transaction involved. For example, the conveyancing fees for a lease on a small retail premises will be substantially lower than those for the acquisition of a large commercial development site.

Please get in touch for a no-obligation consultation on your commercial property law needs. Once our solicitors have a better understanding of your circumstances, we will be able to guide you on the legal fees involved.

Yes, we also offer residential conveyancing services in Antrim, Greater Belfast and all across Northern Ireland. Residential conveyancing tends to be less complex than commercial conveyancing. If you’re buying or selling a home, our residential conveyancing solicitors will help to alleviate the stress of a property transaction.

Contact Our Commercial Conveyancing Solicitors Today

For further information on our commercial conveyancing services in Northern Ireland, contact us for a free, friendly, no-obligation consultation.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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