Our Services

Corporate Estates Consultancy

We aim to be a trusted partner; an integral part of our client’s business.

You can trust our team to provide real commercial expertise, from strategic advice to hands on day-to-day management, covering the core activities of advice on landlord/tenant issues and client accounting, through to tax and estate planning. Our corporate consultancy service brings together all the areas of our expertise to provide you with a high level understanding of property occupation requirements throughout the UK.

Strategic property portfolio management

  • General and specific advice, performance monitoring, analysis and policy recommendations
  • Regulatory and statutory compliance
  • Analysis of repair and maintenance obligations
  • Confidential advice on merger and acquisitions and disposals
  • High level desk-top and drive-by assessments
  • PPM and dilapidations provisions

Valuation

  • Valuations for company accounts, taxation and IFRS
  • Diminution valuations for dilapidations claims
  • Charity Act valuations on disposal of assets

Rating

  • Appeals against rating assessments (Rateable Value)
  • Discretionary reliefs and part occupation
  • Splits and mergers
  • Verification of transitional payments and reliefs

Planning and Development

  • Assisting with the definition of the objectives and the desired outcomes of the project
  • Providing context for the project in terms of the commercial property market within the planning framework and viability testing of planning obligation requirements
  • Demand and supply analysis for change of use applications
  • Proposing possible solutions, testing the viability of options and making recommendations through the key stages of the development process
  • Funding advice to enable delivery of the project including forward sale, joint venture, development finance or investment sale upon completion
  • Building and co-ordinating an advisory team by recommending the appointment of advisors including architects, town planners, quantity surveyors, structural engineers and other specialists where appropriate

Dispute Resolution

  • Compulsory Purchase
  • Independent Expert Reports and ‘shadow expert’ advice for litigation
  • Forensic investigations

Lease Advisory

  • Rent reviews (including references to an Arbitrator or Independent Expert)
  • Lease renewal (including applications to Court)
  • Lease restructuring
  • Service charges
  • Tenant’s fitting-out works and alterations
  • Break options
  • Planning, use and title issues
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