A wide range of property services

The core areas of our business include:

Lease consultancyLEASE CONSULTANCY

Whether you are disposing of or acquiring premises, facing rent reviews or lease renewals, our lease consultancy service is ideally placed to provide the necessary advice.

Whether acting for landlord or tenant in rent reviews or lease renewals, our experience of the market and legal procedures ensures the best results for our clients. If a negotiated settlement is not possible we present cases at arbitration and court as Expert Witnesses.

We also recognise that rent reviews often provide a catalyst for lease regearing and other lease variations.

Our extensive database of premises enables businesses to quickly assess what options are available when searching for premises. We negotiate acquisitions for our clients ensuring the right lease terms and rents are agreed.

business rates

BUSINESS RATES

The 2017 Rating Revaluation came into effect on 1 April 2017, based upon rental values as at 1 April 2015. The next revaluation is due to come into effect on 1 April 2021.

The Uniform Business Rate for 2018-2019 is £0.493. There is also a Crossrail supplement at £0.02 of Rateable Value for all properties in London with a Rateable Value greater than £55,000.


We lodge appeals for ratepayers and, where a negotiated settlement is not possible, present cases to the Valuation Tribunal.

As part of our ongoing advice for clients we provide rates budgets and help minimise the rates liability through our detailed knowledge of rate collection legislation.

ASSET MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

asset management

Maximising returns in a difficult market requires a detailed understanding of both the investment and occupier markets, which underpins the demand for commercial premises.

Our proactive asset management ensures continual contact with our clients’ tenants to ensure any requirements are met and issues dealt with.

We work closely with investors and developers to assemble and improve sites, so that opportunities can be taken when the market impact the right point in the market cycle.

DILAPIDATIONS

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, the compliance by tenants with repairing covenants and the impact on lease expiry can have major financial implications. The starting point is usually the costs of repairs and associated fees.

dilapidations

However, section 18(1) limits the damages to loss in value because the repairs have not been implemented. In some cases, where a major refurbishment or redevelopment is proposed the resultant liability for the tenant may be nil or nominal.

We consult closely with building surveyors to develop a strategy for each claim. Then, we work with our client’s building surveyors to negotiate settlements. If a suitable settlement is not possible we present expert evidence at Court.