Rent Reviews

Commercial Rent Review Services

Most commercial leases of more than 5 years duration will contain provision for rent reviews to market value at regular intervals.

Successful rent review and lease renewal negotiations require a keen perception of market values and trends and a good knowledge of lease construction. The meaning of clauses that impact on value are frequently unclear which often gives rise to differences of interpretation with consequent widely differing opinions of rental value. The majority of rent reviews are settled by negotiation, failing which the lease will usually specify a third party arbitrator or independent expert for resolving the dispute.

Our experienced team of Chartered Surveyors is exceptionally well placed to advise both landlord and tenant clients on the best way to tackle rent review negotiations. Our service includes all aspects of procedure from serving notices, inspecting the premises, gathering evidence, conducting negotiations and, if needs be, preparing expert reports to a third party and ultimately finalising the rent review memorandum.

Case study:  Rent Review of a retail property in Longsight

Acting on behalf of a private landlord client, Paul was initially instructed to provide Market Rent advice in connection with an upcoming rent review. This included reading the lease and inspecting the property to identify potential factors affecting value and searching the market for evidence of other lettings, rent reviews and lease renewals. Subsequently, Paul was instructed to negotiate the rent review and successfully achieved an increase in rent of 33%.

Paul Mills BA MSc at WT Gunson

Paul Mills BA MRICS

paul.mills@wtgunson.co.uk

Client Testimonial 

“We were very well looked after and kept well up to date with developments on the rent review we had asked for help and advice on. WT Gunson carried out a significant amount of rental investigation work, enabling us to come to an informed decision when dealing with our tenant. Paul Mills was always readily available for information and advice and likewise we were kept in the loop on developments as they progressed. Some “hard” talking had to take place between the two sides which were handled very well. After lengthy negotiations (professionally handled) a final result was eventually achieved to our great satisfaction.”

– Mr Spedding