While many commercial firms’ main retail focus is increasingly on large out-of-town shopping centres, local business and independent shops can also be key to a local area. High streets are the lifeblood of many small towns in Tayside, Angus, Perthshire, Fife and beyond, and such local retail hubs should be valued.

At Thorntons, we are on hand to help with your commercial property legal needs. Whether you own or rent, or are buying or selling property, we can help you through all stages of the process. We make sure that all the commercial property aspects of your business are dealt with, leaving you to concentrate on building and maintaining a customer base in an increasingly challenging market.

We understand that every deal is unique and that every client has different needs and priorities. Our approach is to invest time to get to know our clients and their objectives so that the service we provide is tailored to their needs and delivered within budget.

If you are buying property we will agree the extent of the diligence to be undertaken, report in terms you understand and give you informed, pragmatic advice to help you decide about the property.

If you are selling we will advise you on what a prospective buyer will need from you and make every effort to ensure that the sale goes ahead as smoothly and as quickly as possible.

We can also advise on leasing issues and have extensive experience of acting for both landlords and tenants. We can help in the preparation, adjustment and completion of new leases for all types of commercial property and also deal with the review or extension of existing arrangements and issues over the transfer of either party’s interest.

Why Thorntons?

A few reasons why our clients
come to us for help


and practical advice and guidance


across all our locations


teams who understand the retail sector

Meet The Experts

We have a full range of services for the Retail sector, backed by our team of Expert Lawyers

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We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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