A law firm for life

At The McKinstry Company, we appreciate that commercial property is a substantial financial investment for any business.

We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive the best service possible – our specialist commercial property solicitors will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure there are no hidden costs or unexpected legal obstacles to overcome.

If you are considering taking your first steps on the commercial property ladder or you are an established investor, you should always obtain legal advice and instruct experienced solicitors, with a knowledge of the local market to guide you through the process. At The McKinstry Company, we have a comprehensive understanding of the commercial property market throughout Ayrshire and the South West of Scotland. Contact us today on 01292 388083  or complete our online contact form.

Expert Lawyers for Purchasing Commercial Property in Ayrshire & South West Scotland

Our solicitors bring wide-ranging legal and commercial skills, offering comprehensive support for those operating in the commercial property industry. We can advise on the following:

  • Land acquisition and site assembly
  • Advice on heads of terms
  • Land and Building Transaction Tax
  • Residential developments, including plot sales
  • Retail, leisure, office and industrial property advice
  • Investment purchases
  • Compulsory land purchase
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Property dispute resolution and property litigation

What should the main considerations be when looking for a commercial property?

There are several things that you should consider when looking to purchase commercial property and it is important to keep your options open.

Size and Location

When purchasing commercial property, you should consider carefully both size and location and keep your options open. You should think about things such as:

  • Is the property big enough for the number of staff it will need to house?
  • What are the parking facilities like?
  • Is the location easily accessible, by car or public transport links?
  • Is there room for expansion should you want to grow in the future?

Setting a Budget and Securing finance

Often, businesses cannot afford to buy commercial property outright and therefore will need to secure finance for their purchase. A commercial mortgage is widely considered one of the most common forms of finance used to buy commercial property. Commercial mortgages are likely to be different from domestic mortgages, however the team at The McKinstry Company can guide you through the most important details.

Purchasing your Commercial Property

When you have chosen the property you wish to purchase, there are additional factors you should think about, including:

  • Are there any issues with the property’s title or local authority searches?
  • Is the building fully certified for the intended use?
  • What legal work is required to complete the purchase?
  • Should the title be taken in your name or the name of your business?
  • How can stamp duty be minimised?

We can help you to address these questions and many more, working through your options to ensure you are completely satisfied before committing to the purchase.

Making an Offer

When it comes to the transaction itself, we can support you to formalise your interest in the property by submitting a written legal offer on your behalf. We will then liaise with the seller’s representatives, negotiating the terms of the purchase going through with you any qualifications in respect of the acceptance of your offer.

Closing the Deal

When the missives are concluded, we will examine title deeds, searches and property reports and draw up a new title deed in your favour. Once a date of entry is agreed, we will ensure that any stamp duty is paid and register the title.

Contact our Commercial Property Lawyers in Ayrshire and South West Scotland

When you instruct a member of our commercial property team, we will start by listening to your commercial wishes and needs. Our solicitors will then provide you with advice that is tailored to your requirements, utilising our up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of the commercial property sector to achieve your business goals. We specialise in identifying potential issues and developing innovative and effective solutions. Throughout your dealings with us, you will have access to a specialist commercial conveyancing solicitor who is contactable whenever you need them.

To discuss your purchase, contact us by calling on 01292 388083  or complete our online enquiry form.

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Queen’s Court House
39 Sandgate
Ayr, Ayrshire

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146-148 Dalrymple Street
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KA26 9BQ

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