Law Services for Businesses Commercial Property

Our award-winning property solicitors have a wealth of experience and practical knowledge acquired through decades of working on high-profile real estate projects.

Our award-winning team deals with all manner of commercial property development, property investment, real estate finance, planning and environmental issues and landlord and tenant work. We have been involved in some of the most high-profile commercial property development projects in Scotland, working with public and private sector property developers, funders and occupiers from the initial stages right through to completion of a project.

 

We regularly act for real estate finance lenders, borrowers, loan services and note holders in relation to real estate investment projects, and have particular expertise in real estate finance, frequently advising on the Scottish aspects of cross-border transactions. Our team regularly advises landlords, tenants, property management companies and agents of commercial premises on the full range of legal matters arising on a day-to-day basis, including lease review and termination, rent agreements and reviews, property repossession, portfolio management and disputes.

A seamless service tailored to your business

Our clients benefit from our fully comprehensive legal service, as our property lawyers frequently call on our colleagues with expertise in construction, corporate finance, tax, energy and dispute resolution. We also have longstanding relationships with industry bodies including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the British Property Federation and the Scottish Property Federation.

Market-leading experience you can rely on

Our clients include urban development and regeneration companies, leading national home builders, major supermarkets and retailers, construction and infrastructure firms, hotel and leisure operators, SMEs and public and third sector bodies. We have strong links with English and multinational markets, and often work with clients south of the border where there is a Scottish element to their project.

Related Services

  • Banking & Finance

    We advise clients across the entire range of mainstream finance legal work required by the Scottish market and are regularly instructed by banks and financial institutions, borrowers and investors to assist in a wide range of matters.

    Banking & Finance
  • Construction

    One of the largest construction law groups in Scotland, our team is renowned for their expertise provided to clients across the Scottish construction sector.

    Construction
  • Real Estate Development

    MacRoberts has been involved in some of the most high-profile commercial and residential developments in Scotland, advising on urban development and regeneration, leasing, acquisitions and disposals, site assembly and development, planning, infrastructure, management of assets, funding and corporate property transactions.

  • Real Estate Investment

    MacRoberts advises property investors on both commercial and residential property investment, including real estate purchases and sales for investment. Our award-winning team advises global and UK-based property investors across a wide range of sectors on the full range of legal matters relating to property investment.

  • Real Estate Finance

    Our property solicitors have worked in real estate finance for many years and have particular expertise in cross-border transactions. We regularly act for real estate finance lenders, borrowers, loan services and note holders in relation to a wide range of matters.

  • Landlords & Tenants

    Our team advises landlords, tenants, property management companies and agents of commercial premises on the full range of legal matters, including lease review and termination, rent agreements and reviews, property repossession, portfolio management and landlord and tenant disputes.

  • Inward Investment

    MacRoberts advises those looking to come to Scotland for the first time and those with existing operations in Scotland on their inward investment projects.

  • Land Registration

    Land registration in Scotland has changed and affects all land and buildings across Scotland, irrespective of whether they are public, private, rural or urban. Our lawyers can guide you through the land registration process, ensuring you are compliant with the relevant legislation and that your land is protected.

  • Property Finance

    MacRoberts has extensive experience and expertise in property finance, particularly cross-border transactions. We advise on the full range of property finance legal matters, including senior and mezzanine investment and development debt, secured and structured finance, corporate finance, Scottish and cross-border insolvency, loan sales, distressed loans and assets, loan restructuring and enforcement and the preparation of standard form documentation.

  • Property Litigation

    MacRoberts can help with all types of property disputes and propose potential routes for resolution, allowing you to move matters forward efficiently and effectively. Our specialist team supports clients with advice and negotiation, mediation, title condition disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, development agreements, encroachments, nuisance, crofting and agricultural law and breach of missives.

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2012.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts became a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in 2018.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.