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Clutch of post-lockdown deals gives cause for optimism

Cyber security experts Trustify took a 5-year lease at 3 Forth Street Lane

The east coast commercial agency of Allied Surveyors Scotland is revealing a clutch of post-lockdown property deals and reports increased levels of demand since restrictions were lifted.

A 5-year lease has been agreed with Supporting Positive Paths CIC who have snapped up a 764 sq ft office at 2A Hopetoun Street after only two weeks on the market.

Elsewhere in Leith an office investment at 23/2 Mitchell Street has been sold to a private investor for £242,500, reflecting a net initial yield of 8.19%.

23/2 Mitchell Street, Leith

In North Berwick, cyber security experts Trustify have taken a 5-year lease on an office in Forth Street Lane from Zest Capital Management at a rental of £11,500 per annum.

“These transactions are a positive sign that despite the threat posed by coronavirus, businesses are back out seeking their next premises,” commented director of commercial agency (east), Iain Mercer.

“In the last 6 weeks we have experienced high levels of enquiries for office, industrial and retail premises.”

In Haddington, meanwhile, social care experts Call-In Homecare have taken an additional office at Haddington House making them the building’s largest occupier.

The company now leases over 800 sq ft from landlord’s Lamp of Lothian who earlier this year completed a major six-figure refurbishment of the A-listed building in the town’s Sidegate.  Allied Surveyors was retained as the sole letting agent for the project.

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Iain Mercer BA, AssocRICS

Iain is a Director of Allied Surveyors Scotland plc and opened the firm's first east coast commercial agency in April 2018.  With nearly 20 years' experience of the Scottish market, he has become a tenacious deal maker covering the Lothians, Scottish Borders and Perth & Kinross regions. In August 2020 he became an Associate of RICS. 

In his spare time he is a freelance writer, enjoys running and is also a qualified youth football coach with Haddington Athletic where he coaches an under-14 team. 

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