Professional Services

Experienced and meticulous team offering the full range of professional services for the property industry.

We offer the full range of professional services for the property industry and our experienced and meticulous team will ensure your transactions progress smoothly.

LANDLORD AND TENANT

We’re experienced in all matters which concern both residential and commercial landlords and tenants including:

  • Lease expiries and renewals
  • Rent review
  • Asset enhancement
  • Expert evidence in third party referrals
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Dilapidation surveys
  • Building surveys
  • Party wall issues

We also carry out insurance re-instatement cost assessments

Read more about our landlord and tenant services here.

VALUATIONS

We pride ourselves on the accuracy of our valuations. Our approach, which combines expertise and a reliable assessment of the latest trends in both the residential and commercial market, is the result of professional instinct and years of experience.

As an RICS-accredited company, our surveyors are all RICS Registered Valuers under the RICS Registered Valuers Scheme for Red Book valuation work, which means clients can have confidence in us to practise to globally recognised ethical and professional standards. We regularly work for most of the leading financial institutions, undertaking valuations to support prospective borrowers’ secured lending applications.

Reasons for requiring a valuation include:

  • Secured lending
  • Pension funds
  • Company accounts
  • Capital gains tax
  • Valuations for inheritance tax
  • Matrimonial
  • Expert witness reports
  • Right to buy
  • Housing associations
  • Dilapidations
  • Valuations
  • Home buyer
  • Building surveys

We also provide rental valuation advice for landlords and tenants.

Get in touch with our team of experienced chartered surveyors to discuss requirements.

BUSINESS RATES

Our aim is to minimise business rates liability for owners and occupiers. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) sets rateable values and these don’t always reflect the true rental value of a specific property; issues such as transitional relief, empty property relief, the impact of long term disruptive local infrastructure works, redevelopment, refurbishment and alterations can be justifications for an appeal. Our job is to advise, appeal, negotiate and agree reductions with the VOA which can make a considerable difference to your outgoings.

We will frequently conduct an appeal on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and are proud of our record of successful appeals for our clients.

COMPENSATION

The Compulsory Purchase and Planning Bill aims to grant local authorities increased powers of compulsory purchase and is currently going through parliament. The compensation process is becoming increasingly complex and specialised and our surveyors have all the necessary legal and practical acumen to achieve the best result for you.

PUBLIC SECTOR

We provide fixed-contract or ad hoc property consultancy services to numerous local authorities, parish councils, housing associations, regeneration organisations and other public bodies. These include:

  • Asset valuations
  • Auction sales
  • Building surveys
  • Compulsory purchase advice
  • Development consultancy
  • Disposals advice and full marketing
  • Dilapidations advice
  • Defect analysis and planned maintenance programmes
  • Energy performance certificates
  • Environmental audits
  • Insurance assessments
  • Lease renewals
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Property management
  • Rating advice
  • Rent reviews
  • Regeneration advice and appraisals
  • Viability assessments

Expert witness

Our team has extensive experience of providing precise and meticulous expert witness services. You can count on us for scrupulously researched and confidently presented support for your case.

LEASE EXTENSIONS

Almost all flats in England and Wales are leasehold. This means that you purchase your flat, but the land the building is on is leased from the landlord for a specific time.

The 1993 Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act entitles leaseholders who have owned a flat for more than two years to extend their lease for a further 90 years. This is obviously advantageous because as a lease gets shorter, the value of the flat decreases, with the associated financial and legal issues this can create.

Our dedicated landlord and tenant teams have advised on leasehold extension cases all over the UK. Every case has its own complexities, so we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your particular situation. Get in touch and ensure a comprehensive and in-depth approach to your leasehold extension.

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