Lease Consultancy

Leaders in the field of Lease Consultancy
14 Offices across Scotland
35 years+ Combined experience in the market

Our experienced commercial Lease Consultancy team provides advice and representation on all issues relating to commercial rent reviews and lease renewals. Our teams act across Scotland for landlords, property managers and tenants and work across a range of businesses, including the office, retail, commercial and industrial sectors.

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

Everything we do is designed to add value to your business. We’ll work closely with you to provide a bespoke solution to your specific needs. Our lease consultancy service includes:

Rent Reviews

We are experienced in acting for both landlords and tenants to ensure that a fair market rent is agreed. We are also skilled at maximising the rental potential of licensed trade and leisure properties. Where required, we can provide clients with initial advice on the justification of an increase before notices have been served. We have wide experience in acting as expert witnesses in Arbitration and Independent Expert procedures.

Lease Renewals + Re-gears

The renewal of a commercial lease can be complex, especially for those unfamiliar with Scots Property Law. We are able to advise on all aspects of the process. We can then act on your behalf through the negotiation process, providing support and advice every step of the way.

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.

Our Expertise

Based in 14 regional offices, our Property Management teams provide a friendly service and local expertise. Our wide geographical reach allows us to respond quickly to our clients’ requests and gives us national coverage – something many of our competitors cannot match.

Our in-house team consultants have a full understanding of current Scots Property Law and can provide expert analysis. They also have extensive experience acting in Arbitrations and Independent Expert procedures.

In addition, because they work closely with our commercial agency department, our teams have 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.

We offer a bespoke approach, based on the precise needs of each client. We provide a comprehensive range of service elements and will be happy to put together a bespoke package to meet your specific needs. See below for more details.

Consultancy

When advising on an upcoming rent review or lease renewal, our teams can offer guidance on all relevant issues, such as assessing the rental value, 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 or on the good sense of extending a lease for a tenant who wants to invest in a property part of the way through their occupancy.

Negotiation services

We provide expert negotiating services for all types of rent reviews and lease renewals. 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 or lease renewal to go ahead. This helps speed up the process and facilitates a positive outcome.

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