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 2018
-  Real Estate

What the team is known for Highly esteemed team noted for its full-service coverage of real estate matters. Acts for a variety of Danish and international clients, including financial services and public sector clients, as well as joint ventures and investment funds, on investments and real estate financing. Additional expertise in construction, focusing on large infrastructure projects and urban development, involving public procurement processes, contracts and contentious work.

Strengths Clients praise the firm as being "very informed and also very flexible in their approach to work."

One client notes that Bech-Bruun is "a law firm with very high standards" and "a good overall performance."

Work highlights Assisted Strawberry Fields and Nordic Choice Hotels with the acquisition and development of a new hotel at the Copenhagen airport with a value of DKK800 million.

Advised a consortium of Danish pension funds, including PFA Pension and Lægernes Pension, on an investment into a pan-Nordic logistics fund with a value in excess of EUR1 billion.

Notable practitioners
Torben Brøgger focuses on construction matters within real estate and frequently advises on urban development projects. He often acts for both private and public clients on public procurement and tendering issues. He is particularly popular with pension funds.

Head of department Steen Puch Holm-Larsen predominantly advises clients on real estate investments, with a particular focus on international real estate acquisitions and divestments, commercial real estate and hotel investments. His recent work includes assisting Blackstone Group with its DKK950 million acquisition of a Danish property portfolio.

Jens Hjortskov is praised by clients as being "flexible" with a "very efficient learning curve regarding technical projects." He advises on a range of real estate matters, focusing on offering assistance with construction matters and project development, as well as public procurement, general housing organisations and commercial leases. He recently represented Nomeco in planning and building a new warehouse and logistics centre.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Real Estate

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2018
-  Real estate and construction

Clients praise Bech-Bruun for a ‘high service-level’ and recommend practice head Steen Puch Holm-Larsen. A recent mandate involved the team advising Blackstone on the acquisition of a logistic property portfolio.

Legal 500, Real estate and construction

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