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Owners Beware: Changes to Empty Property Relief for Non-domestic Properties in Edinburgh

With changes being made to the Empty Property Relief in Edinburgh, we highlight impact this will have on those who own empty non-domestic properties.

Licensing of short-term lets in Scotland

With short term lets in Scotland now subject to a licencing scheme, we highlight the requirements and important considerations for future and current hosts.

Banking and Finance

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We advise Lenders (both traditional and alternative) as well as Borrowers of varying sizes across a diverse range of sectors. We offer our clients a clear, professional and commercial service and use our considerable experience to get the deal over the line.

Real estate finance

Our clients include UK and International Banks, Alternative Lenders, Funds, Developers and Portfolio Investors. With a wealth of expertise across our Banking, Commercial Property, Strategic Land, Housebuilder, Planning and Insolvency teams we are well placed to advise Borrowers and Lenders on:

  • Drafting and Negotiation of Finance Documents and security packages
  • Certificates of title and reports on title
  • Property due diligence
  • Environmental and Planning considerations
  • Construction contracts and lender enforcement of same
  • Insolvency and enforcement advice

Our 2023 year to date real estate finance roundup 

Alternative finance

We have extensive experience advising alternative providers of finance, including a number of peer- to-peer syndicates, in relation to both lending and collateralisation in Scotland. We routinely assist a number of the major players in the UK P2P market on real estate, development and bridging transactions and have originated suites of Scots law compliant template documentation for many.

Our work with some of the UK’s most respected lenders and intermediaries in this sphere puts us in a good position to advise businesses seeking to borrow from Alternative financiers. Our significant expertise in this area means we are well placed, and well prepared, to assist borrowers in ensuring that their facilities are made available as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Scots law local counsel

We frequently act as local counsel support on cross border financing deals and regularly support English and international law firms on transactions involving Scottish entities or assets.

We are committed to provide focused and clear advice, on time and on budget.

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News and insights

Gillespie Macandrew advises on landmark Waitrose deal

We recently advised on the purchase of two Waitrose stores in Glasgow for £23.2m. 

Recovery Loan Scheme

In a bid to offer further support to beleaguered SMEs hit by the Covid-19 crisis the UK Government has launched of the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS).

Key contacts

Our team combines commercial, finance and property expertise and can provide pragmatic advice on your lending or borrowing requirements.  Get in touch with one of our team to find out how we can help you.

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Practical and commercial while clearly explaining the Scots law implications and requirements. Friendly, helpful and responsive is how I would describe the team.

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