Renting or buying commercial property from the Council

Viewing and making offers on property

Viewings are only available by appointment. To arrange a viewing please contact a property's marketing surveyor using the details in the brochure.

Making a bid

We have to get the best price for the properties we let or sell.  We do this by putting them on the open market and inviting bids. Most will have a closing date set.

For your bid to be valid it must be

  • handed in before 12 noon on the closing date
  • sealed inside a green Offer envelope
  • a hard copy, not sent by email or fax
  • if you are bidding for a lease, you should also download and complete the Offer to Let form below.

Full details for submitting bids are given in property brochures.

Delivering your bid

We recommend you hand deliver your bid to the Planning & Building Standards counter at the address below. Please allow plenty of time as this counter can be busy. They can also give out

  • Offer envelopes
  • receipts for bids.

We do not encourage postal bids and do not take responsibility for bids held up or lost in the post. If this is your only option, we advise you use Recorded Delivery, allowing plenty of time for delays, and let us know of your intent. Remember that it is your responsibility to check that we have received your bid in good time.

Please note that the identity of other bidders and interested parties is confidential. We can provide basic feedback after the closing date, if requested.

Download Offer to Let form (PDF, 62KB)


Address: G4 Waverley Court,
4 East Market Street,

Telephone: 0131 529 5828