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Business Space Lease Advisory

Lease advisory for commercial property

Our team of RICS surveyors provide lease advisory services to occupiers and investors in the logistics, manufacturing, office, technology, trade counter and medical sectors across the UK.


We work closely with our agency, investment and research teams to ensure that the advice we provide is a blend of expert technical knowledge combined with market data.


Our specialist lease advisory teams work throughout the UK and are based in our London, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester offices.

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Sectors We Cover

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    Logistics & Manufacturing
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    Regional Offices
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    Technology, Data Centres & Laboratories
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    Trade Counters
  • dblue_AC_Healthcare and Retirement
    Medical & Healthcare

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How We Can Help

Expert opinion on rents


We provide representation, rental value and strategy advice to investors and occupiers in the negotiation of rent reviews. Our experienced team uses a combination of latest market data and technical knowledge to help our clients achieve the best possible result by a negotiated settlement or through a dispute resolution process.
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Guiding you through the lease renewal process


We provide representation to investors and occupiers in the negotiation of lease renewals and lease restructures. Our experienced team advises throughout the complex lease renewal process of protected tenancies (Landlord and Tenant Act 1954), unprotected tenancies and licences. We liaise with your legal advisors from the initial service of formal notices through to completion of documentation.
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Accurate cost projections


We provide budgets and projected outcomes for single properties or corporate portfolios, either on a ‘desktop’ basis or following full inspections. Our access to data and the market knowledge within our lease advisory, brokerage, and valuation teams means that we can respond quickly and accurately to client requests.
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Dispute resolution advice


Our team are appointed as an Expert Witness in references to arbitrators, independent experts and court proceedings. In the event a settlement cannot be negotiated, we are highly experienced in the referral of rent review disputes to either arbitration or independent experts. We have a detailed knowledge of the statutory framework provided by the Arbitration Act 1996 and of the procedural instructions required by independent experts.
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Lease advisory services to trade counter occupiers


We are trade counter specialists, providing lease advisory services to occupier clients. With a team of experts based across the UK providing national coverage, we are retained on over 700 properties by a variety of local and national trade counter operators. Our knowledge of the trade counter market is unrivalled, and we are able to offer specialist advice on a wide range of lease negotiation and rental matters.

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Don't inflate; negotiate

Why linking your rent review to RPI might leave you feeling flat. Should rent reviews be linked to inflation, specifically the Retail Price Index (RPI), or is it better to let the Open Market decide?
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Use Classes Changes

New Use Classes

The government’s review of the planning system in England has now introduced two new use classes, as well as further permitted development rights (PDR) for residential properties. Read our report for an overview on how this will affect new and existing leases. If you want further information from a planning perspective, please feel free to get in touch with our Planning Department.
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What it means to be a rent review surveyor

Head of Business Space Lease Advisory Chris Ridgway, took part in EG’s Bricks and Mortar podcast with Sarah Jackman where they spoke about the role of the rent review surveyor. They go back to basics and discuss what a rent review means, how it is conducted and the type of person that’s suited to the role. Chris reflects on how he found his way into the profession, what he’s most enjoyed about it over the years and how being inquisitive, analytical and understanding the market are all key to being successful in the role.

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Thought Pieces

6 Dec 2022

If the rent cap fits, bear it

We examine how interest rates are impacting on rent reviews.
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19 Jul 2022

Top 10 tips for a commercial lease renewal

A look at our top tips for renegotiating a commercial lease.
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22 Jul 2021

Out of adversity comes opportunity

There are opportunities for occupiers who can commit to long term plans for office accommodation.
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Case Studies


Office Rent Review

Negotiated the rent review for a leading merchant payment processing company on their Grade A office premises of approximately 35,000 sq ft within 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester.
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Renegotiating Existing Leases

Retained by a leading trade counter company and instructed to review their portfolio of over 600 locations. Utilising our expertise in the trade-counter and industrial market we were able to identify multiple opportunities to save the client money by renegotiating their existing leases.
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Distribution Centre Lease Renewal

Instructed by a leading global beauty and cosmetics company to negotiate the renewal of their lease on 88,000 sq ft of modern logistics accommodation on Park 66 in Bury, Greater Manchester.
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