Emma Buck

Emma Buck
Solicitor
Office:
  • Banbury
Phone:
01295 204111
Specialisms:
  • Commercial Property

Emma joined Spratt Endicott in April 2015 as an Assistant Solicitor in the Commercial Property Department. Prior to this she trained in South East London before qualifying as a Solicitor in March 2015.

Work Highlights

  • Emma advises on a range of Commercial Property transactions, including  freehold and leasehold acquisitions and Landlord and Tenant matters.

Interests

  • Emma enjoys cooking for family and friends in her spare time. 
  • She also enjoys, reading, travelling and water skiing.

 

Case Studies

  • Negotiating heads of terms in Commercial Lease agreements

    Emma Buck was approached by a Landlord of a commercial property that was in the process of refurbishment. The terms of the lease included the Landlord providing refurbishment work, alongside the Tenant’s fit out work. Because both of these would be carried out together, it was increasingly difficult to agree on a fixed date for the commencement of the lease agreement.

    In addition to the lease agreement, Emma’s client had also given the Tenant a loan for the fit out work. This loan would be paid off in line with the lease. This added a complication to the matter when the Tenant’s solicitors wanted to ensure that the Tenant was safeguarded in the agreement and had changed the head of terms on the original lease agreement several times, which Emma’s client did not agree to.

    Thanks to Emma’s perseverance in discussing and resolving the issues raised by her client with the client’s agents and surveyors, Emma was able to get quickly get both parties to agree to a lease agreement that worked in both of their favours, ensuring that the remaining refurbishment work could be carried out to the proposed time scales with as little disruption as possible.

  • Pro-actively working through challenges to complete Purchase transactions

    Emma had been approached by a client who had an interest in purchasing a commercial unit that had received quite a bit of interest from other potential buyers. Expectantly, this had added pressure to the case by placing a very short time frame on the completing the transaction.

    During the transaction, it had become apparent that the property had cut-edge corrosion, which is damage to the cladding on the building. The current tenant had the benefit of a photographic schedule of condition, meaning that the onus for repairing the damage fell on Emma’s client. The client entered into a negotiation for a better offer on the property due to the damage and instructed Emma that it would likely be aborted if a favourable outcome was not reached. After a slight delay, Emma’s client had instructed her to proceed with the transaction as quickly as possible, as a new price had been agreed upon.

    Emma immediately actioned searches and started the process of reviewing all the documents. At this point, a further issue had arisen in that each unit on the commercial property was sold with a portion of the private estate road included in the agreement, leaving uncertainty as to the rights of access for the main property. After thorough investigation of the larger property, it was found that provisions had indeed been made for this.

    Emma’s commitment to her client not only allowed the client to close the transaction within a very short time frame, but also addressed a variety of issues that cropped up, quickly and effectively.

 

Testimonials

  • "I am in my 60's, and have found Spratt Endicott to be the best solicitors I have ever dealt with. Professional yet friendly, I would recommend to anyone."

    Client of Emma Buck
    Brackley

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