Commercial Property and Security

Are you a Landlord, Tenant of a commercial property, or setting up a site for residential development?

We act in Commercial Property and Security matters in many different areas, including the letting of property, the residential development of property and security to name a few. Contact us on 02890 231770 or email and we will make everything clear.

Commercial Property and Security: Landlord and Tenant

Many business owners will operate their business from premises which is leased. This property represents a valuable source of income for both the Tenant and Landlord. In this vital area of commercial life we advise and act for our clients to ensure that their interests are protected at the outset of any letting and during the term. We act for both Landlords and Tenants in relation to all aspects of commercial property lettings, including:

 Granting or taking lettings of commercial property

 Business Tenancy matters

 Rent Review

 Disposal of leases

Residential Development

Any prospective developer of lands for residential development needs to be assured that the development lands will be capable of full development without impediment. We are experienced in the examination and perfection of title to ensure that that is the case, and in the preparation of the documentation necessary to the sale of properties in such developments. We act for landowners, developers and contractors in all aspects of residential development matters, including:

 Development site acquisition and disposal

 Development sales

 Licence and option agreements

 Development agreements


The use of commercial property by a business as security is frequently crucial to its ability to function, and similarly it is vital to any lender to be assured that its security is sound. We have experience in acting for business owners and others granting such security, for lenders taking it whether banks and commercial lenders, investors, or private individuals, and in the enforcement of security:

 Commercial mortgages


 Receiver appointments

 Enforcement and realisation of security

We will make commercial property and security issues clear.

Contact Robert Sinclair us on 02890 231770 or complete the enquiry form and we will call you back.

  • Robert Sinclair LL.B
    Robert Sinclair LL.B
    Managing Director
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Robert Sinclair LL.B
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Robert Sinclair was educated at Queen’s University Belfast and after graduating, he completed his apprenticeship at L’Estrange and Brett.

Robert took the decision to set up his own practice and founded Robert G Sinclair & Co in 1983. Robert has acted for leading corporate and commercial clients and is well known in this field of work. He has acted in many high profile cases in these areas including tax cases, VAT cases, fraud cases and restructuring of major companies. Robert has acted for many major banks who have set up in Northern Ireland.  He has drafted much of the security documentation used by major lenders and continues to review these. At present Robert is involved in re-drafting security documentation for major lender clients to comply with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requirements specifically related to Northern Ireland.

Robert has been involved in advising companies and lenders involved in administrations, receiverships and liquidations and schemes of arrangement. Robert holds practising certificates in Northern Ireland, England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland and carries out transactions in all jurisdictions. Day to day, Robert’s primary role is in relation to the strategy of the firm and cementing relationships with key existing clients and developing relationships with new clients. Further, Robert’s role involves cultivating and maintaining relationships with English and Irish solicitors and accountants who lead their fields within areas in which our firm operates.

In the office, Robert runs a specialist caseload involving banking, insurance and property related matters at all levels.

Robert has been appointed to the advisory board of several leading companies by the government.  He has also been appointed by the Northern Ireland Department of Education as a governor of Our Lady of St Patrick’s Grammar School, Knock. He is a trustee of several leading Northern Ireland Companies as well as a non-executive Director.

Robert is well known in national hunt horse racing circles. He has owned a number of Cheltenham festival winners and winners of national hunt races in Ireland.  He is a keen runner having completed events such as the New York Marathon and is a member of several golf clubs including the K-Club, Helen’s Bay where he has been Captain, Clandeboye, Aloha (Marbella) and Dunham Forest (Cheshire). As Managing Partner in the firm for over 20 years he oversees each specialist department.

With his vast commercial and legal experience and as a Queen’s Law Graduate, Robert was delighted to be appointed to the Queen’s University Foundation Board where he helps advance the strategic goals and objectives of the University. He was actively involved in the second fund raising campaign for the University and has been appointed to the committee of Health Sciences as led by Professor Paddy Johnston (Professor Johnston is now vice-chancellor of Queens University). Professor Johnston spearheaded the centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology which was supported by the Queen’s Foundation Board.
Robert is also a member of the Marie Curie Development Board for Northern Ireland which, among other duties works to promote the development of the Marie Curie Hospice in Belfast. Robert has run charity events for cancer research and raised substantial sums for charity.