Tenants of commercial premises that are at least partly a shop (for instance, a car mechanics that also sells accessories) have additional protections where a commercial landlord serves a formal notice confirming that the lease will end on its expiry.
This can cause huge problems for a shop, which might otherwise be trading well and complying with its obligations under the commercial lease. In certain circumstances, a commercial shop tenant can apply to the court via the Tenancy of Shops (Scotland) Act 1949 for a renewal of the lease of the shop. More detailed information can be found in a blog post on our website.
Our experienced commercial lease dispute solicitors are able to advise both commercial landlords, and commercial tenants, on the application of the law in this area. The legislation is quite complicated, both in terms of substance and timescales, and so you should not delay in contacting our solicitors. Call us on 0141 221 1919, or fill in our online enquiry form.