Commercial Property

Helping Landlords and Tenants in Commercial Property Transactions Throughout Edinburgh

We Make it Our Business to Understand Your Business and Help Our Clients to Buy, Sell, Lease, and Grow for over 30 years.

Kadir Kavak

Daisy’s Deli owner Kadir talks how Watermans Legal have helped his business grow the last few years.

David Blues

Client and owner of Baileyfield Garage talks how Watermans Legal have been assisting him  from the start.

Commercial Property Sale & Purchase

We can act for you if you are buying or selling a commercial property either as an investor or as part of your normal business activities.

We have acted for sellers and purchasers in all variety of commercial transactions throughout Scotland including those where the sale and purchase are connected with the transfer of a bussiness. Our work in this area covers all commercial sectors including licensed premises.

For Your Commercial Property Sale we can:

  • Assist with the marketing of your commercial property
  • Complete all the conveyancing work including dealing with missives and transferring Title from your name to the purchaser.
  • We can deal with the transfer of your business to the purchaser

For Your Commercial Property Purchase we can:

  • Put in an Offer for a commercial property on your behalf. We do not charge for unsuccessful offers.
  • Carry out all due diligence in respect of the building (and the business if applicable)
  • Complete conveyancing works for you
  • Complete LBTT Tax Return on your behalf.

Commercial Property Leasing

We have extensive experience acting for both landlords and tenants in commercial property leases. This includes transactions involving the assignation of a lease from one party to another. We look to take a common sense approach to this work, ensuring that the lease is properly tailored to the needs of our client in each case whilst ensuring you have the protections you need.

Residential Property Letting

We can assist landlords seeking to acquire and rent out residential properties. This can include the initial estate agency, sale and purchase process through to managing tenancies on an on-going basis. This can include HMOs and dealing with the local authority in respect of landlord registration matters.

We can also advise on ADS (Additional Dwelling Supplement Tax) and deal with the sale process which includes dealing the Estate Agency and conveyancing all under one roof.

Buying Your First Commercial Property

Like any other investment, commercial property, requires a lot of research and knowledge in order to be successful. This is especially true if you’re investing for the first time.

Buying your first investment property is an exciting experience, but it can also be a long daunting process.

Without expert advice instead of maximising your return and minimising your risk, you might incur significant losses.

If you are interested in buying a commercial property in Scotland, be firm about the reasons why you are making the purchase, and that you understand the trends in the market and exactly what to look out for to ensure you achieve your goals.


Watermans Legal support businesses of all shapes and sizes, providing legal advice to offer the protection your business needs, whilst allowing you to get on with the day to day running of your business activities. Services include Commercial Property Sale & Purchase, Commercial Property Leasing and Residential Property Letting.