Commercial Professional Services
Landlord & Tenant
We have extensive experience in providing investors and occupiers with advice across the commercial property market. We regularly advise clients on complex commercial leases and a broad range of matters relating to rent reviews, lease renewals, break clauses, assignments, repairing obligations, service charges and the implications of specific lease provisions.
Our expert assistance helps landlords maximise rental income, value and the security of their assets whilst we ensure tenants are paying fair rents and that they are not liable for costs that they should not be.
In addition to lease and rental negotiations we regularly act as expert witnesses in dispute resolution cases including arbitration, independent expert, court and mediation referrals.
Commercial & Residential Property Management
Many clients use our services to help manage their property assets to maximise income and capital growth.
Our management services are designed to meet our clients' specific needs across a range of commercial, residential block and agricultural property including:
- Rent collection & accounting
- Service charge administration
- Building maintenance & refurbishment
- Contract and insurance tendering and administration
- Health and safety management
- Rent review, lease renewal and disposal advice
- Asset enhancement consultancy
- Regular property inspections and attending block management AGMs
Development & Planning
Our services are structured into three principle areas of Viability, Planning & Design and Project Management.
Viability advice includes the assessment of demand and supply, advice as to what size, use and layout would best suit a particular site and rental and capital value advice to assist clients in maximising a site's potential and value.
Planning & Design, includes large and small project design and the submission of planning and building regulation applications.
Project Management to include monitoring development projects throughout construction to ensure our client’s precise requirements are achieved with the best standard of workmanship, as competitively priced as possible.
Valuation & Surveys
Our valuation services team of qualified and RICS Registered Valuers provide our clients with extensive experience in valuing property whether for loan security, acquisition, disposal, probate, partnership, family division, balance sheet or tax purposes.
We act for clients who require valuations on property or land whether for occupation, development or investment. Our advice may also be required within market appraisals, project viability studies, rental valuation assessments, expert witness or buildings insurance purposes.
We pride ourselves in a consistent approach with a thoroughness and attention to detail to ensure clients receive accurate and precise advice tailored to their needs.
Whether buying, selling, leasing, vacating, maintaining, refurbishing, building or altering property we provide expert advice on a wide range of commercial surveying services including:
- Residential, agricultural and commercial market valuations
- Building condition surveys
- Homebuyer reports
- Defect diagnosis and advice
- RICS condition reports
- Schedules of condition
- Dilapidations claims
- Buildings Insurance Valuations
We offer comprehensive and specialist advice on all aspects of business rates, designed towards saving money for our clients.
Our range of services include:
- Assessments and appeals
- Exemptions and reliefs
- Advice & Negotiations
- Attending Tribunal hearings
Meet The Team
He also has considerable experience in landlord & tenant negotiations, including rent reviews and lease renewals, and has acted as an Expert Witness in numerous arbitration, independent expert, mediation, tribunal and court referrals.
Duncan is a committee member of Taunton's Lord's Taverners charity and supports other charities, including Arts Taunton.