12.08.2021 COVID/19

Notice to all our Clients and Customers

With Scotland being moved into in Level 0 and with further restrictions having been lifted we have taken the decision to remain closed to the public for the time being as a precaution. We will continue to operate a strict appointment only system should a face to face meeting be required with the team.

The Housing Market continues to remains open and and all viewings and market appraisals of properties will require an appointment to be booked in advance. The Property Team will continue to follow the guidelines issued by the Scottish Government.

Our Team can be contacted either by email at info@hewats.co.uk. or by telephoning 01556 502391 or 01556 502946.

The continued Welfare and Health and Safety of our Staff and Clients remains our top priority.

We thank you for your continued support. Stay Safe & Stay Well.

The Hewats Team.

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Commercial Conveyancing & Leasing


Commercial property law covers a wide range of property and legal matters.

Commercial property generally means any form of property which is not in itself a single residential property. Typical commercial properties would be industrial, retail and commercial units.  Commercial property can also encompass agricultural property, investment property including blocks of residential property and development land.

Transactions involving commercial property range from leasing to outright purchase.

The purchase of commercial property involves complex legal and practical issues.  For example it is important to ensure that all financial arrangements are in place as commercial lenders often have stringent requirements about lending on commercial property.

Commercial property purchase and sale often involves detailed conditions and suspensive conditions concerning planning and use matters on which legal advice is essential.

The purchase of commercial property can sometimes be part of an overall business purchase transaction where further issues can arise where legal advice would be essential.

There can be significant regulatory issues arising from the purchase and management of commercial property, examples being Health & Safety requirements, environmental considerations and planning and similar controls.

The leasing of commercial property can be particularly complex.  Leases range from short term simple Leases to long term Leases for many years.  Longer Leases often involve particularly detailed terms concerning matters such as the use of a commercial property, repair, maintenance and improvement, rent review, options to purchase and other matters.  Early advice on commercial property leasing is recommended whether you are a prospective tenant or a landlord.

 There can also be significant tax consequences arising from the sale of commercial property and Land and Buildings Transaction Tax consequence on the purchase or lease of commercial property.

How Hewats can help

Hewats can assist with advice concerning such matters in conjunction, where required, with other advisers such as your accountants.

Hewats have extensive experience and knowledge in acting both for the sellers and purchasers of commercial property and associated commercial activities.

Hewats also have extensive experience and knowledge in acting both for landlords and potential tenants of commercial properties.

If you are interested in purchasing, selling or leasing commercial property we would be happy to give initial advice.

If you are interested in the services that Hewats can offer please contact us and find out what we can do for you.

"Sold my house through Hewats recently - excellent service from all - very impressed and thanks to Marion Walker and Andrew Malone."

Alison Hughes

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