Regulated of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

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Professional, Independent & Cost-effective Commercial Property Advice

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Services

 

Rent Reviews/Lease Renewals

To provide the best landlord and tenant advice to clients it is essential to have not only market knowledge and negotiating skills but, crucially, a sound appreciation of law and lease interpretation. Combining these skills enables us to provide the right strategy to meet each clients' specific needs.

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Expert Reports

Unfortunately, all disputes cannot be settled by negotiation. When this happens we are able to provide formal valuation reports for presentation to an Arbitrator, an Independent Expert or to the Court if required.

Business Rates

All clients want to reduce their rates liability. To achieve the optimum results it is crucial for advisers to possess upto date knowledge and experience of Rating Law and Practices. As Paul Robbins was previously a valuer at the Valuation Office he is well-placed to achieve results. On behalf of clients we can advise as to whether a rateable value is correct, submit appeals, negotiate with the Valuation Officer and, where necessary, appear at Valuation and Lands Tribunal hearings. We are also able to advise on other methods of reducing rate liability.

Link to St Edmundsbury Freemasons case study.

Consultancy

This service is best described by the phrase "strategic property advice".

In essence, it entails providing advice to clients on how best to use their property assets. This may involve liaising with other professionals, and our practice has close links with other professionals - such as lawyers, building surveyors, planners. We are therefore able to recommend and co-ordinate such additional expertise when necessary. Invariably, consultancy requires a surveyor to gain a sound appreciation of the clients' business and property portfolio.

Acquisition

This service may entail negotiating terms for leasehold or freehold acquisition and, often, finding/sourcing the property in the first instance. To achieve this successfully we will seek to gain a thorough appreciation of the clients' business and its needs.

Valuations

Companies and individuals may require valuations for a number of reasons. These include taxation, accounts, partnership/company issues and matrimonial disputes. To provide meaningful, comprehensive and accurate reports valuers need to be conversant with the appropriate regulations, statutes and case law.

Compensation

When property interests are affected by public works compensation claims may need to be settled with the statutory authorities. Given Paul's background as a valuer at the District Valuers' Office we have experience of negotiating these claims and achieving sound results.

Property Management

We can provide a bespoke service in managing clients' property portfolios. This may involve rent collection, arranging insurance, managing service charges, advice on drafting leases, repair and maintenance advice, monitoring tenant's occupation and dealing with applications and queries in a timely and effective manner.

A crucial part of the management task is seeking to "add value" to clients' portfolios by proactive management.

Insurance Reinstatement Cost Premises need to be adequately insured. It is therefore essential for property owners and occupiers to regularly review and update their property insurance cover. We can provide upto date assessments of building reinstatement cost for insurance purposes.

Fees

Owing to the fact that our firm is a small partnership operating flexibly we are able to offer competitive charges. Moreover, this business set-up enables us to respond promptly and efficiently to client instructions and requirements.

We only take on instructions where we know we can provide clients with a timely, professional and cost-effective service.

With this in mind we are always pleased to discuss potential instructions in detail prior to fees being incurred.