Emma Buck

Senior Associate

  • Office: Banbury
  • Phone: 01295 204111
  • Specialisms: Commercial Property, Strategic Land ​Acquistion, Commercial Investment Solicitors, Landlord & Tenant

Emma is a Senior Associate in Sprat Endicott’s large Commercial Property practice. She joined the firm in April 2015 as an Assistant Solicitor. Prior to this she trained in South East London before qualifying as a Solicitor in March 2015.

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

What clients have said...

  • I really appreciate your help and advice with getting all of the sales to complete – you’ve done a fantastic job and it’s such a pleasure to finally find a solicitor who is pragmatic and helpful in getting the deals done rather than just endless obstruction! So many thanks, it’s very much appreciated.

    Client of Emma Buck, Commercial Property

  • 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

Case Studies

Pro-actively working through challenges to complete Purchase transactions

We were 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 our client. The client entered into a negotiation for a better offer on the property due to the damage and instructed us that it would likely be aborted if a favourable outcome was not reached. After a slight delay, our client had instructed her to proceed with the transaction as quickly as possible, as a new price had been agreed upon.

We 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.

Our commitment to our 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.

Negotiating heads of terms in Commercial Lease agreements

We were 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, our 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 our perseverance in discussing and resolving the issues raised by her client with the client’s agents and surveyors, we were 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.

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