Business Rent Reviews

Our experienced business team provides advice and representation on all issues relating to commercial rent reviews. The team acts for landlords, property managers and tenants and works across a range of businesses, including the office, retail, commercial and industrial sectors.

We have the expertise to manage complex rent review and lease renewals on large national property portfolios extending to thousands of sites and properties across multiple sectors.

We have a full understanding of current Scots Property Law and can provide expert analysis of evidence. We also have extensive experience acting as expert witnesses in Arbitration Independent Expert procedures, Lands Tribunal and the High Court.

In addition, our team has detailed knowledge of the market trends and statistics that determine the terms of rental agreements or leases – this means that the advice they give is based on the latest market data, which also strengthens their hand in negotiations.

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Expertise To manage complex rent review and lease renewals.
Knowledge Of market trends and statistics .

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When advising on an upcoming rent review, our team can offer guidance on all relevant issues, such as assessing the optimal size of a rent increase, highlighting clauses that clients might want to contest or insert, and advising on the strength of a party’s negotiating position. Overall, they can provide advice on all aspects of reviews and renewals, for example, providing guidance on the statutory protections that apply.

Our team also provides ad-hoc consultancy advice and assistance for specific issues that arise during the term of a rental agreement.

Negotiation services

We provide expert negotiating services for all types of rent reviews. During negotiations, opportunities can arise for either party to obtain a significant commercial advantage. We ensure that our client’s best interests are protected thanks to our expert understanding of the law and of the procedures involved.

Due Diligence

We work with all our clients to ensure that they have prepared all of the documentation required for a rent review to go ahead. This helps speed up the process and facilitates a positive outcome.

Surrenders & Portfolio Rationalisation

We can provide advice and support for all aspects of the rationalisation of property portfolios and the surrender of properties. We will work closely with you to understand your business objectives and ensure that your portfolio is developed in the optimal way. We can provide a full range of property disposal services to ensure that you get the best possible return for your estate assets when they are sold.

"I was impressed with the commitment and the professional attitude shown by Graham + Sibbald as well as the sound advice given. I am happy with the outcome we achieved." Jan Johansson, Director, Mussel Inn