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Commercial Purchase

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Complete our online enquiry form here, email us [email protected] or telephone your nearest office to get an immediate response and advice on Commercial Purchase.

You can also read our helpful guide below for more information.

Clients buying premises have a number of issues to consider:

  • how can the purchase be best financed? (We have extensive commercial finance firms and advisers who can consult on this.)
  • Is the building fully certified for its intended use?
  • Are its title and local authority searches all clear?
  • How do you get from initial viewing to taking possession?
  • What is the cost of legal work involved in buying?
  • Should the title be taken in the name of an individual or a limited company/subsidiary?
  • How can we properly minimise stamp duty?

These and many other questions can be advised and are worked through, always ensuring the client knows the options before being committed. The basic structure of a purchase is not unlike that of a residential house transaction.

Once the client is ready to formalise interest in a property, a written legal offer is prepared and submitted by us. The seller’s solicitor then sends a written (usually qualified , i.e. adding and qualifying some of the many legal conditions in the purchase offer) acceptance back.

We consult with the client and go through the acceptance to check if the qualifications are acceptable and either tweak them in a further missive back to the seller’s solicitor or accept them in writing. Whenever the conditions of offer and acceptance are eventually agreed, the missives are concluded and there is a binding contract from which neither side can withdraw without penalty. We then examine the title deeds, searches and property reports, and draw up a new title deed in favour of the buyer. Loan funds and client funds are ingathered and paid over on the date of entry, in exchange for keys/entry and the signed title deed. Stamp duty, if any, is paid, and the title registered in the Land Register of Scotland. Our IT and case management systems allow us to work quickly and accurately as is essential in commercial property work of all sorts.

Contact our Business Lawyers for Commercial Property Purchase Legal Advice in Glasgow, East Kilbride & Hamilton, Scotland

Based in Glasgow, East Kilbride and Hamilton in Scotland, our business lawyers lawyers can help you with your commercial purchase. Please complete our online enquiry form here, email us [email protected] or telephone your nearest office to get an immediate response and advice.

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Client testimonials

"I wanted to make you aware of the first class and professional service I received during the purchase of my new house, and sale of my flats. Elaine MacDonald, and her assistant, Tracey Matheson were fantastic to work with. I was kept up to date at all times..."
Stephanie, East Kilbride