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Douglas Wemyss - Commercial Property

Douglas is a consultant in the commercial property department, whose practice focuses primarily on leasing transaction and investment acquisitions. Douglas has specialties across of range of departments within the firm including Commercial and Residential Property, & Litigation. In addition to working with a range of corporate legal areas Douglas also specialises in residential conveyancing, handling buy-to-let properties, Freeholds, Leaseholds, new builds and unregistered properties. Douglas represents clients of all sizes, including Pension funds and Investment Partnerships with holdings throughout the UK.

Douglas has practiced law successfully for the last 30 years. He has worked in Leicestershire throughout his career becoming a Partner  and founding his own firm in 1995 from which he retired in 2011 and joined and Edward Hands & Lewis as a consultant solicitor working across a variety of departments.


"Thank you very much and we cannot overstate our appreciation for you kind assistance and effort." - Private Client

"Thank you very much for all your help and patience in handling our somewhat unrealistic demands in concluding this matter. This has been a great effort which is very much appreciated." - Private Client

"We had our annual report for last year & am pleased to confirm I hit my targets. Thank you both for helping me out on my cases." - Quickshare

"I would like to mention that Mr Wemyss is like a family member to us and like fatherly figure, we as a family have know him for at least over 25 years now he is a great man and will leave a legacy behind as I have never come cross gentlemen like him." - Private Client

"Thank you for excellent service once again! The money is in and all setup and all in super quick time!" - Private Client

"I've recommended you to a number of different people, for your professional yet friendly manner and a very reassuring service that you give." - Private Client

"Thank you so much Douglas, we new that you were the man for the job." - Private Client

"I am really pleased, I was recommended to use your services and I have continued to recommend you to my friends and family." - Private Client

Douglass Wemyss is based at our Leicester solicitors branch.

Experts Articles

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              Generally speaking restrictions concern the disposition of a property by the proprietor. From the register we can gather whether the powers of the proprietor are limited due to a restriction or whether prior conditions need to be met in order to register a property. Restrictions are shown on the proprietorship… Learn more

  • Help to Buy ISA

    The Help to Buy ISA was launched in December 2015 and is a scheme which the government has introduced for first time buyers. The government have stated that too many families are currently renting and as a result have introduced this scheme to allow first time buyers to save enough money for a deposit.  … Learn more

  • Right to buy – who can apply?

    “Right to buys” is often mentioned the media and has been discussed by politicians. But what is a right to buy? Quite simply a right to buy, is a scheme which allows council tenants to buy their council houses. Interestingly the scheme allows for a discount on purchase and as of 6th April 2015 you… Learn more

  • Leicester city council responsible for house sale slow up?

    As part of standard procedure on the purchase of any property, your solicitor will invariably undertake a local search. This is in essence a long questionnaire which is sent into the local authority to ask about various matters which might influence whether a purchaser would want to buy the property concerned. The recent increase in… Learn more

  • Who pays for church repairs?

    Buyers will be breathing a sigh of relief  due to a recent change in an ancient law. Since mediaeval times churches have been entitled to ask certain local landowners for reimbursement of the cost of maintaining the chancel of their local church. Over the years it has become a matter of uncertainty, with many lost… Learn more

  • Government lending scheme incentives – Recipe for inflation, or housebuilding boom?

    There has been much debate as to whether the government’s long heralded boost to homebuyers , by assisting through the guarantee of additional borrowing, will actually help to bring more properties onto the market or simply increase the prices of those properties that already exist. The argument is a catch 22 one, in that a… Learn more

  • My business lease is coming to an end – will I be kicked out?

    Just because your Lease is for a set period ending on a specific date, it does not necessarily mean that you need to vacate the premises when the Lease expires. The key question is whether your Lease has the benefit of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. If it does then if you occupy the… Learn more

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