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COMMERCIAL AND RURAL SERVICES

OUR SERVICES

Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Reynolds Butler can help you with all aspects of commercial and rural property.

Whether it is enhancing the value of your property assets or dealing with what can seem complex land and property matters, we offer practical and professional advice in five key areas: leases, valuations, rural property, strategic reviews, and planning and development.

 

 

 

LEASE ADVISORY FOR LANDLORDS OR TENANTS

  • Negotiating rent reviews and terms for new leases and renewals
  • Lease restructuring advice, including changes to break options and early surrender of part or whole of the lease
  • Supporting tenants to acquire new premises, including searches and advising on options
  • Interpreting leases or service charges and helping to resolve disputes
  • Dealing with tenant applications for consent for alterations, assignment or subletting
  • Advising ahead of lease end or break options to plan for dilapidations and other lease conditions
  • Helping with underutilised or surplus property, including mitigating financial outgoings

PROPERTY VALUATION

Valuing property to RICS-accredited standards for most purposes (but not lending), including:

  • annual accounting for property portfolios
  • local authority annual asset valuations
  • inheritance and probate
  • taxation, including capital gains tax
  • immigration visa and residency applications
  • requirements under the Charities Act (2011)

RURAL PROPERTY ADVICE AND AGENCY

  • Dealing with landlord and tenant matters for lease renewals and rent reviews
  • Marketing and agreeing sale terms for farms, estates, grazing land, equestrian facilities, and land with planning permission or longer-term potential for development
  • Identifying opportunities for diversification, such as buildings with potential for residential or commercial sale or letting, and land for leisure, tourism, equestrian or renewable energy use
  • Drafting licences for livestock or horse grazing
  • Advising on tenancy matters under the Agricultural Holdings Act (1986), Agricultural Tenancies Act (1995), Housing Act (1988) and Rent Act (1977)
  • Drawing up farm business tenancies
  • Valuing all types of rural property
  • Advising landowners and utility companies on wayleaves and easements for electricity and water
  • Carrying out strategic estate reviews to help maximise income, reduce liabilities, plan for growth, and achieve business goals

STRATEGIC PROPERTY REVIEW

  • Reviewing property portfolios to fully align them to business objectives and identify opportunities to improve performance
  • Highlighting ways to reduce costs and increase rental return
  • Identifying surplus or underutilised property with potential for disposal, development or consolidation, or ways to add value through joint initiatives with landlords, tenants or neighbouring occupiers
  • Finding acquisition or sale opportunities to expand or streamline
  • Putting action plans in place and delivering against them to achieve results

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Identifying land with potential for development
  • Promoting land though local plans being developed or reviewed to secure allocation for alternative use
  • Using expertise in survey and investigation to support and prepare planning applications to maximise development value
  • Advising on option, promotion or conditional contract sales for development