Wright Johnston and Mackenzie Solicitors

Leisure & Hospitality Property

At WJM we recognise that your business needs are unique. It follows that your property needs will therefore also be unique.

Whether you are establishing yourself in the sector or structuring a multi-million pound deal, we utilise our sector expertise to deliver a cost effective and pragmatic solution for you and your business.

Buying & Selling

Our Leisure and Hospitality team have crucial sector knowledge and experience enabling us to fully understand and anticipate the commercial implications of a given transaction. Our client centric approach utilises this key sector knowledge to provide you with specialist advice and support throughout the transaction.

We will guide you through all aspects of legal property work whether you are acquiring or disposing of licenced premises or otherwise rearranging your business assets to suit your needs in the most cost effective and tax efficient manner.

We will guide you through the process from start to finish in order to secure that new premises or indeed dispose of a given asset to allow your business to continue to compete and grow.

Refinancing and Investment

Our Leisure and Hospitality team regularly advise lenders and borrowers on the full range of real estate finance (property backed lending) across the sector. Our sector expertise acting for lenders and borrowers enables us to deliver finance solutions for you.

Our vast experience in and knowledge of the Leisure and Hospitality sector gives us the ideal platform from which to provide you with specialist advice when investing in or refinancing existing asset portfolios.

Our team will advise you on all aspects of the transaction and will structure the transaction in a manner consistent with your expectations while establishing commercially realistic timeframes.

We will report to you on all salient aspects of your commercial investment, including of due diligence, allowing you to make informed commercial decisions. We will work closely with you and your other advisors to deliver an investment solution for you which aligns your risk portfolio with commercial reality.

You will benefit from our sector experience and we can assist you with:

  • Loan facilities
  • Sale and Leaseback
  • Securitisation of portfolios
  • Development finance
  • Intercreditor agreements
  • Guarantees and indemnities
  • Insolvency procedures and restructurings
  • Refinancing of existing facilities
  • Mortgage book acquisition and loan portfolio acquisition

Leasing: Landlord and Tenant

Our specialist sector team is highly experienced and skilled advising in all aspects of commercial property leasing. Our team has the capability to deliver specialist advice in Scotland as well as in England and Wales, enabling us to provide you with cross-border property solutions.

We act for both landlords and tenants in this specialist sector and have a commercially driven understanding of the property market. This in turn enables us to fully understand your commercial goals and anticipate your needs. We have the resources and capability to deliver solutions for all sizes and scopes of a given transaction from small to medium sized organisations to large multi-national companies.