Lease law

Our expertise includes:

  • Commercial and residential leases
  • Drafting of lease and sublease agreements
  • Disputes before rent committees and the housing tribunal
  • General lease issues
  • All aspects of rent regulation, including market rent, direct and indirect taxes
  • Due diligence
  • Preparation of notices to quit and vacate premises.

How can we help?
We render legal and commercial expert advice to private and public entities on all aspects of lease law. We are highly experienced in conducting court cases for both lessors and lessees.

Moreover, we have established a strong position within sustainable construction projects and green lease agreements.

To assist our clients in managing large portfolios of leased commercial properties, we have developed our own lease portal Bech-Bruun Lease Online.

Common challenges
The letting market has been highly affected by the financial crisis. Lessors worry that the market will stagnate and are, as a result, increasingly focused on asset management, lessee loyalty programmes and relocation opportunities.

Lessees, on the other hand, seek to benefit from reduced market rent and pay extra attention to opportunities in the rent control regulation and the size of additional bills, including heating, water and electricity.


Our ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Real Estate

What the team is known for Highly regarded team noted for its knowledge of both transactional mandates and construction projects. Acts on joint ventures, investments, fund establishment and real estate transaction financing. The construction group often advises on contentious issues including litigation and insurance claims as well as tender procedures. Assists both Danish and international clients, including financial services and public sectors.

Strengths One client praises the team's "broad knowledge in the areas we need." The same interviewee says the team's strength in numbers means that it "can draw in the relevant information across a lot of different industries."

Work highlights Advised NREP Nordic Strategies Fund 1 on its EUR24 million acquisition of retail properties from a Danish listed fund.

Assisted the Municipality of Aarhus with its development of the Urban Mediaspace Aarhus project, which involves construction of new infrastructure, parking and buildings with a total project value in the region of DKK2 billion.

Significant clients PenSam, City of Copenhagen, Sinai Group, ATP, Valad Group.

Notable practitioners
Torben Brøgger focuses on construction and frequently advises on urban development projects. He additionally assists clients including public authorities as well as bidding consortiums on procurement and tender issues related to developments.

Steen Puch Holm-Larsen predominantly assists clients on real estate transaction mandates as well as investment agreements, joint ventures and property developments within the commercial real estate sector. He recently advised NREP Nordic Strategies Fund 1 on its portfolio acquisition.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Real Estate

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Real estate and construction

Steen Puch Holm-Larsen heads the team at Bech-Bruun, which provides ‘top advice’ on a wide range of matters. The team also advised Realkredit and Danske Bank as the lenders on the financing of Engholmene Group’s construction of a residential complex.

Legal 500, Real estate and construction

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    2100 Copenhagen

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