Update:- 26.06.2020

Notice to all our Clients and Customers


As Scotland enters the Second of the Four Phased exit strategy out of lock-down we are pleased to announce that the Housing Market will recommence on Monday 29th June. Our office premises will remain closed at present to the public. The continued Health and Safety of our Staff and Clients remains our top priority. All viewings of properties and any face to face meetings within our office will require an appointment to be booked in advance, safety measures have been implemented following the guidance issued by the Scottish Government.

Hewats want to reassure our clients that we will continue to provide business continuity and support as we have done so throughout the lock-down.

At this time, we would continue to ask our clients and third parties to contact us either by email at info@hewats.co.uk. or by calling our Office on 01556 502391.

We will of course continue to monitor closely the Scottish and UK Governments advice and await the release of any further information or details that will impact on the welfare of our employees, clients and our business.

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

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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.

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