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Glasgow 0141 274 1100
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Student accommodation

We have an impressive track record in this sector. Our expertise covers property, construction, planning, banking, tax and environmental.

We’re very established in this sector and act for operators, investors and funders as well as contractors and other professionals.

We have a deep understanding of the unique commercial drivers. These include the importance of higher education within Scotland, its attractiveness to foreign students, ease of movement into the country, proposed rent/lease controls, the demand for managed beds within the Scottish market and the maturity of the market.

Our expertise covers:

  • All construction documentation, both standard form and bespoke
  • Construction
  • Contract negotiation
  • Corporate and joint venture advice
  • Corporate contracts
  • Development agreements
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Leasing funding and forward funding
  • Legal due dilligence
  • Litigation support
  • Planning
  • Planning agreements
  • Planning and construction
  • Property
  • Property finance
  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Site assembly
  • Space requirements
  • Tax

Our current portfolio is valued at over £100 million in deals in 2015 alone. It includes investment acquisitions, forward funding, site purchases and more traditional lending. Our team of eight handles deals of all sizes and complexity. Our knowledge of the sector, strength of offering and value-based approach we believe sets us apart.

Clear benefits

In recent years the Scottish commercial real estate market has seen many changes. Deals are structured differently and access to funding has changed. Our clients expect us to understand their markets and to offer pragmatic, commercial advice and guidance. We’re also expected to deliver this within tight timeframes and within pre-agreed, fixed fee structures.

We’re specialists with genuine expert knowledge, here to offer valuable advice. Since 2005 we’ve grown to become one of Scotland's leading players, recognised by independent Legal directory Legal 500, who rank us in their top tier for commercial real estate in Scotland.

Our advice is clear and easy to follow. We offer transparent billing, agreeing a fixed fee with our clients, so that they can be reassured that they’ll only pay what they have agreed to pay.