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Commercial Leases Solicitors South Side, Glasgow, Scotland

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Claphams regularly advises clients on all aspects of commercial leases. These agreements can be long and complex and it pays to take expert advice before entering into any legally binding contract.

If you are a business looking to take on new premises in Clarkston, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Netherlee, Southside Glasgow or elsewhere in Glasgow our expert solicitors can provide practical advice to make sure that you know exactly what’s involved before you sign a new lease. The provisions of commercial leases can contain terms which commit your business for considerable periods of time and signing a lease without the proper professional advice can be a costly mistake. Contact us today on 0141 620 0800 or fill out our online enquiry form.

Our down-to-earth solicitors deal with you personally from start to finish and keep you informed at every stage. We translate the small print into plain English and take the jargon out so you know exactly what any lease involves before you commit your business to its terms. Our team can advise you on all aspects of the lease including local authority rules and environmental regulations.

Commercial Property Leasing Solicitors Clarkston, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Netherlee,Eaglesham, Carmunnock, Stewarton Southside Glasgow 

Specific types of leases in Scotland include full insuring and repairing leases and the financial implications of these leases can be serious for your business.

There are many other factors to consider when signing a new lease. From schedules of dilapidations to rent reviews our expertise can make sure you avoid any potentially expensive pitfalls and make the best success of your premises.

As a local business with a long history of serving the community in the South Side of Glasgow we understand how important it is to choose the right location. We have a good local knowledge of leases especially in Clarkston, Newton Mearns, Netherlee, Giffnock, East Kilbride and greater Glasgow area and we can advise you about current trends and market considerations.

Should you as a tenant be insisting on an internal lease only rather than a full repairing an insuring lease? Who is responsible for plate glass insurance?Who is responsible for maintaining the common parts of the building? Is a Schedule of Conditions necessary? What obligations does a landlord have at common law regarding repairs? These are all questions which must and should be addressed at the outset.

There is indeed very little legislation in relation to commercial leases in Scotland. This is in stark contrast to the position regarding residential property where a significant amount of legislation has been passed and indeed can also be contrasted with the position in England where much more legislation exists. When it comes to commercial property, however, the view is that negotiation between the parties is the order of the day. Very often the nature of the contract will depend upon the effective negotiating powers of the parties and commercial expediency. For more information, read Debra Clapham's guide to leases on Millar & Bryce's Scottish Conveyancing Guide here.

We act for many local landlords and tenants. Our solicitors will help you negotiate the best possible terms for your lease and allow you to concentrate on growing your business. We have expertise in commercial conveyancing & residential conveyancing and can advise you on a range of legal matters. 

Commercial Property Leasing Lawyers Clarkston, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Netherlee,Eaglesham, Carmunnock, Stewarton Southside Glasgow 

Claphams solicitors draw on decades of experience in drafting commercial leases for landlords to help you protect your property and secure the maximum income with the minimum of hassle.

We have experience of acting for all sizes of business – sole traders, partnerships and companies. Our recent case study highlights the thorough approach we adopt when acting for our clients on commercial lease matters.

Commercial leases in Scotland are governed by the terms of the lease itself and those terms are interpreted in the light of a complicated body of case law. This makes it essential when taking on new tenants to take the proper professional advice in order to put a properly drafted lease in place.

We act for many local landlords and tenants Our solicitors will help you negotiate the best possible terms for your lease and allow you to concentrate on growing your business. We also have a good working relationship with many local surveyors both in relation to leasing matters and commercial property generally. We have a strong working relationship with many local accountants through our involvement in the Chamber of Commerce

Speak to our team to see how our expertise in dealing with all types of lease agreements for businesses can help you. From shops to industrial units and all sizes of premises between we can prepare leases and negotiate agreements with your tenants to secure the best deal for you. We can solve your problems on extension, transfer, termination or renegotiation of leases and make sure you avoid the stress and expense of disputes ending up in court.

Commercial Property Leasing Testimonials

 "Debra Clapham of Clapham’s Law Agents managed the negotiation of a lease agreement for our business premises. The process can be time consuming but throughout Debra kept us fully informed. She was not afraid to tell me ‘to walk away’ when she did not think the deal was in our best interests. Ultimately the outcome was she secured a fair lease agreement and I was left in no doubt the final agreement protected our interests.

We also used Debra to deal with a business purchase and lease agreement and again she managed the negotiations effectively and efficiently ensuring a positive outcome for us. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. "

Lisa Dalziel - 110 on Ayr Ltd

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Expert Commercial Property Leasing Solicitors Clarkston, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Netherlee,Eaglesham, Carmunnock, Stewarton Southside Glasgow

For expert commercial leasing advice, contact Claphams today on 0141 620 0800 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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