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Commercial Leases

Commercial lease solicitors and secretary at ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan


At ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan we represent both landlords and tenants in Edinburgh and across Scotland in drafting and negotiating commercial leases. Commercial leases are very different from standard leases of residential properties, and it is important that our clients are advised properly on a range of important commercial lease clauses.

Our commercial lease solicitors advise our clients on a whole range of commercial lease issues, including rental obligations, deposit agreements, personal guarantees, rent review provisions, repairing and insuring obligations, and notices to quit.

We believe it is crucial for landlords and tenants to take legal advice on commercial leases before entering into them, as the financial and other obligations contained in commercial leases can be significant. However, we appreciate that businesses are not in a position to spend huge sums of money on legal fees for commercial leases, and we, therefore, offer legal fees which are reasonable and offer genuine value for money. We also know that when our landlord and tenant clients are entering into a commercial lease they want to know as accurately as possible what the legal costs will be. Our commercial lease solicitors, therefore, offer a very competitive hourly legal fees rate, but we also provide fixed price fees for individual pieces of commercial lease work in order that our clients know exactly what they will pay.

One of our commercial lease solicitors will be happy to discuss your fees options with you. Of course, we offer the same fees options from our West and East Edinburgh offices.

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Ian was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable – never too busy to reply to my emails when I was looking for information, and occasional reassurance. I had an initial call with Ian, then a face to face in the office and after that most contact was by email which suited me perfectly. Ian was professional at all times and really made me feel valued as a client. His hard work resulted in a favourable result for me, and I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone. If I ever need a solicitor again in the future, Ian will be the first person I contact. Thank you!

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