Negotiating your lease in Scotland

It’s easy to lease a property for your business in Scotland. Find out what to consider and how a solicitor can help.


Leasing practices in Scotland are based on UK land laws. As a business, you need to consider:

  • The length of your lease
  • Any rent-free periods
  • Rental cost reviews that change the rate
  • Insurance and repairs
  • Additional costs such as Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Business rates, which are set by the local authority

Get advice

It’s important you understand the terms of a leasing a property for your business. A solicitor knows the local commercial property market and can help you navigate the legal complexities of negotiating a lease.