commercial property

Whether you have a large portfolio of commercial properties or are simply conducting business from leasehold premises, it is essential that you employ the right firm to provide advice on your commercial property. At McSherry Halliday our commercial team has a wealth of experience in dealing with buying and selling commercial or private property, as well as extending a residential lease, all aspects of commercial leasing and assigning a lease.

commercial property
lawyers in Scotland

We can offer quality advice on acquisitions and disposals, asset management, Deeds of Variation, freehold and leasehold conveyances amongst other things. We can act for you whether you are an owner, occupier, investor or property developer. We can provide advice on commercial mortgages and property transactions in respect of businesses such as shops, warehouses, factories, offices, restaurants and Take-away outlets.

At McSherry Halliday we aim to make the law more transparent for our clients. We will utilise our extensive experience to advise you on the legislation, so you are aware of any implications of your sale or purchase and can choose the optimum approach in your circumstances. We will assist you from the beginning of the transaction, and can negotiate on the Head of Terms for any commercial lease. We will liase efficiently with the solicitor on the other side to ensure there are no unnecessary delays to your transaction. We will carry out the necessary searches which may be required. We can also assist with finance and security considerations; can address any development and planning issues and provide advice on the extension or renewal of an existing lease. Once the lease is signed we can arrange for the formal document to be registered at the Books of Council and Session.

commercial property
& divorce

In Scotland there is one ground for divorce of married couples, namely where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. This can be demonstrated by showing that the parties have not lived together as a married couple for more than two years, or one year if both parties consent to the divorce. Alternatively the marriage can be shown to have broken down irretrievably if there is adultery or if unreasonable behavior can be shown. Unreasonable behavior could be, for example, violent or abusive behavior of either a physical or mental nature. It is fair to say that these latter grounds are used less frequently now that the periods for non-cohabitation have been reduced.

commercial property
& conveyancing

We are experienced commercial lawyers achieving solutions ‘out of the box.’ Our dedicated team can deliver commercial and pragmatic advice, tailored to each client’s individual needs according to a timeframe that suits you. We will ensure your primary business and commercial aims are at the forefront during any negotiations or the drawing up of any commercial contract on your behalf. We aim to support you through the transaction and our commercial solicitors are committed to pushing transactions forward in order to achieve a swift and seamless conclusion without compromising due caution and attention to detail. In instances where problems arise and matters look set to become intractable, we will work with you to meet your goals.

We want our clients to be able to make the best decisions after having been fully informed of all the options available to them. We will advise you upfront of our fee structures involved in acquiring commercial property in Scotland including Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and VAT.

We welcome any enquiries in respect of commercial premises. If you would like additional information please arrange an appointment with one of our Solicitors who will be happy to guide you through the process.

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