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Buying and Selling a Shop

  • The Law Society of Scotland

If you are looking to buy or sell a shop, the commercial conveyancing solicitors at Claphams are here to help. Not only do we have the skills and local knowledge to guide you through this process successfully, our team are also friendly and dedicated to providing forward-thinking legal advice that is easy to understand.

We have been an established member of the business community in Glasgow’s Southside for the last 35 years, helping businesses of all types and sizes complete their property transactions as efficiently as possible. At Claphams Solicitors, we will take the time to go through the options available to you when buying or selling a shop, ensuring you can make informed decisions that help your business thrive.

Buying and Selling a Shop Lawyers Glasgow Southside

Buying shop premises offers business owners greater freedom and flexibility but you must give serious consideration to the financial and legal aspects of your purchase. Identifying a property that is the right size and type for your business needs is vital, which is where the expertise of Claphams commercial conveyancing solicitors can be extremely beneficial. We have specialist local knowledge when it comes to buying shops in Glasgow Southside, Giffnock, Clarkston, Newton Mearns and Netherlee.

From the earliest stage, we talk you through any questions or concerns you may have about investing in new premises. This will help you determine if buying a shop is the right step for your business before you begin investing your time and money in doing so. Our qualified commercial property lawyers will explain to you the costs, timescales and risks that come with your transaction to make sure you are completely satisfied before proceeding.

Property Investigations

Once you have identified a shop that meets your requirements, we will carry out extensive investigations on your behalf to identify any potential issues before you commit to buying. This includes:

  • Reviewing the property’s title documents
  • Carrying out local authority searches
  • Commercial property standard enquiries
  • Checking for any planning or other legal issues
  • Checking what fixtures and fittings are included in the sale
  • Utilities information
  • Environmental searches

We will then provide you with a Report on Title, addressing any potential problems and give you carefully thought-out legal solutions to any issues.

Contract Negotiations

Whether you are buying or selling a shop, our commercial property lawyers can negotiate contract terms on your behalf to ensure you receive good value. These negotiations will cover:

  • The purchase price
  • The deposit amount
  • Defects – who is responsible for correcting any identified defects and how this will affect the purchase price
  • Planning permission – a contract may be conditional on the granting of planning permission
  • Completion date – an agreement must be made concerning when payment will take place, when the buyer will acquire the property and when they can move in

Expert Buying and Selling a Shop Solicitors Clarkston, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Netherlee, Eaglesham, Carmunnock, Stewarton & Southside Glasgow

For specialist advice on buying or selling commercial property in the Southside of Glasgow and the surrounding areas, speak with a member of our team today by calling 0141 620 0800 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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