Specialists in all forms of commercial property advice, we offer a number of key services.
Lease Renewals & Rent Reviews
We have extensive experience representing both landlords and occupiers on rent reviews and lease renewals. Our aim is to push at the margins to either increase a landlord’s income or minimize any increase in rent an occupier might pay over the course of the lease. We are specialists in all forms of commercial properties including offices, retail and industrial. Our advice is tailored to each client’s needs to meet and exceed their expectations using our in depth knowledge and our negotiation skills.
Break and Lease Restructuring Advice
With increased flexibility in commercial leases, break clauses have become an opportunity for tenants to review their property needs. These can either be used as leverage to gain better lease terms or to vacate a building and source alternative accommodation. We regularly use this opportunity to increase the value to both occupiers and landlords. Recent case law has made exercising lease break clauses more difficult than normally assumed. We are specialists, able to advise clients on their requirements to successfully break their lease. We also use difficult break conditions as a leverage position for landlords to increase their income.
We are experts in advising both landlord’s and occupiers on dilapidations claims. Normally there is no further relationship between the landlord and tenant on vacation of a building, so this can become a contentious dispute.
Whether acting for a landlord or occupier we use our general practice as well as building surveying skills to produce a strategy to suit each situation. We have a proven track record of making significant savings for occupiers and recovering significant sums for landlords.
We have extensive knowledge of Section 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 which we use in negotiations as well as offering specialist section 18 valuations. We are willing to work with a retained building surveyor to provide valuation advice if required.
Successful asset management is imperative to maintain and increase a property portfolios worth. We aim to develop a good working relationship with tenants in order to understand their needs and realise potential asset improvement opportunities e.g. lease re-gears. We take a proactive approach to asset and property management and our services include:
- Rent collection
- Service charge administration
- Routine inspections
Valuations can be required for a variety of reasons, sale, purchase, Capital Gains Tax, probate, insurance and compensation.
With our expert knowledge we are able to supply valuations in accordance with the RICS Valuation Standards for either rental or capital valuation purposes.
Freehold and Leasehold Acquisitions
Locating the right premises at the right cost in the right location is always a critical part of any business plan. We are well placed to advise on location, costs, size and specification. With our wide variety of contacts we are often able to source opportunities that are not on the open market. Unlike many advisors we work jointly with your solicitor to review the lease/sale document to make sure that not only the monetary terms but the actual lease/contract terms are the best that can be agreed and assist you through to completion.
If you require commercial property advice, contact us to discuss your specific requirements.