We have extensive experience whether buying property as an investment, for development or for operational use, including the purchase or sale of trading businesses. If any such deal involves the transfer of employees our Navigator team is available to assist with the TUPE and pensions aspects.
We also assist clients executing sale and leaseback transactions to release capital for business expansion or operational purposes.
Whether landlord or tenant, we are able to assist in negotiating lease terms which will reflect the needs of our client and the respective strengths and weaknesses of the parties.
Our national exposure provides insight to market trends throughout the country.
We work with clients on development acquisitions and are able to quickly identify any material concerns which could adversely affect the commercial viability of a project.
We work closely with our colleagues on share and asset purchase/sale transactions, and debt and equity funding deals, providing support on the property diligence and warranty negotiation.
Property funding can take many forms, including the building of a residential or commercial development of any shape or size. Our debt funding team can help clients to negotiate the most favourable funding package and our real estate team works alongside in dealing with property due diligence and property-specific security.
Trustees of pension schemes frequently invest in commercial property; this is especially the case for specialised pension schemes such as Small Self-Administered Schemes and Self-Invested Personal Pensions.
Employers participating in occupational defined benefit schemes, may also wish to grant a legal charge or standard security over commercial property they own in favour of the trustees of their scheme, either to provide the trustees with additional security or to mitigate the costgs of the annual PPF levy.
Our pensions team works with us to ensure that the documentation for the sale or purchase of commercial property, leases, and for any associated borrowing, meet the specific requirements of pensions, trust, and tax law.
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Suzanne Sutherland brings wide ranging commerical property sector experience, in addition to experience dealing with the Scottish aspects of UK-wide, cross-border real estate matters.