Fundamentally, property is about ownership and commercial property law is concerned with the rights and obligations that come with owning, renting or developing property.
Disputes about the extent and nature a landowner's rights often find their way into court. Indeed, the role of the courts will become more important as a result of the Scottish Parliament's radical land reform programme.
Another important area is the law of landlord and tenant. Here, disputes involve the correct interpretation of terms in a lease. For instance, the parties may disagree about how much a tenant is liable to pay management charges or what repairs he has to carry out. Rent review clauses and dilapidations claims can be particularly contentious.
Commercial property also includes planning law and environmental law. These areas of law are increasingly complex and many pitfalls await the unwary. Any developer wishing to embark on a major project will need to navigate the planning system, whilst ensuring that all environmental requirements have been met.
Axiom advocates have a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge in all areas of commercial property. We can offer detailed and comprehensive advice in relation to any potential disputes; and if litigation is required, we can conduct the case on your behalf and advise you on all available options.