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Buying and Selling Golf Courses

  • The Law Society of Scotland

At Claphams Solicitors, we have extensive experience advising clients who own and operate golf courses across Glasgow and the surrounding areas. We appreciate the unique requirements associated with purchase or sale of a golf course, in addition to the key considerations you should factor in if you are acquiring land for development.

Our commercial conveyancing team can work closely with experts in our firms’ other departments – including licensing and civil litigation – to advise on related matters and ensure you receive comprehensive legal support throughout your transaction and beyond.

Buying and Selling Golf Courses – Specialist Legal Advice in Glasgow Southside

Buying or selling a golf course is a significant transaction with numerous commercial and legal aspects that will require careful consideration. Our solicitors understand that it is vital you get a good price and value for your investment, while also managing to avoid unexpected liabilities. When you instruct Claphams Solicitors, you can be sure our lawyers will strive to get you the best possible deal, and that the transaction will go smoothly with as little disruption as possible.

Whether you are purchasing an existing golf course or land for development, we aim to protect your investment. We will take the time to be vigilant and carry out due diligence and business valuation, negotiate terms, advise on tax planning matters and complete your purchase or sale as efficiently as possible. Throughout the entire conveyancing process, our commercial property solicitors will be on hand to offer expert advice and guidance to resolve any issues, keeping you updated and involved at all times.

As part of our end-to-end service, we can assist with matters including:

  • Heads of terms
  • Land development
  • Planning applications
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sale of goodwill and intellectual property
  • Share acquisitions and disposals

Planning and Environmental Law

Planning and environmental issues can present various challenges for those looking to purchase land for golf course development. These factors will often be crucial when determining the success of a development proposal, requiring careful handling to avoid a protracted and expensive application process.

At Claphams Solicitors, our golf course development and planning services include:

  • General planning issues, including judicial reviews
  • Specialist consenting advice, including coordination of all planning and non-planning consents
  • Preparing planning applications and conducting appeal cases
  • Representation at appeals, including public local inquiries and hearings
  • Guidance on environmental impact assessments, habitat directive appraisals and other environmental assessments
  • Drafting and negotiating planning agreements
  • Planning mediation
  • Roads law and consents
  • Compulsory purchase orders

Financing Your Purchase or Development

Getting the right advice from the outset is essential when it comes to funding your golf course purchase or development. Here at Claphams Solicitors, we have extensive experience in supporting our clients to secure funding for a broad range of commercial purchases across Scotland. Whether you need help with joint ventures, refinancing, loan documentation advice, preparation and negation of Title Certificates or perfection of security, our commercial property lawyers are here to help.

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

To discuss your golf course purchase, sale or development, call Claphams commercial property team today on 0141 620 0800 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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