professional services

Chartered Surveyor Jon Stone FRICS has over 30 years commercial property experience in the South West and provides a wide range of professional services and advice including;

Valuations

We have experience in valuing most types of commercial property and businesses, and undertake valuations for partnership dissolution, taxation, SIPPS, probate etc. We are often asked to provide advice to allied professionals such as solicitors, accountants and financial advisors.

A valuation involves a detailed inspection of the property, checking rating, planning and development prospects etc, and calculating values dependent upon the terms of instruction. We have an extensive database of comparable transactions, along with many industry contacts who can provide up to date information. When valuing businesses, we also check statutory registrations, licenses etc and consider fair maintainable trade levels.

Once our investigations are complete, we prepare a detailed written report, along with an insurance reinstatement valuation. We plan to turn around reports within 5/7 days of inspection.

Landlord and Tenant Matters

We also advise on rent levels, terms for new leases and negotiate rent reviews, lease renewals, surrenders etc. Again, our database of comparables provides accurate and up to date market information.

In addition, we advise many landlords and tenants upon other issues such as interim and terminal dilapidations, applications for alterations or disposal, service charge matters, upgrading, improvements etc. We have acted for a number of clients for many years, some with extensive property holdings and can provide case histories and/or references if required.

Alterations/Extensions/Refurbishment

We work closely with local architects who are well versed in fire, environmental health, healthcare and licensing requirements and can complete measured surveys, detailed plans, specifications for pricing and supervise the building contract if necessary.

Acquisition

In some cases clients prefer us to acquire suitable property for them. There can be many reasons for this although the two main ones are confidentiality and a lack of time. We will meet you, prepare a brief, and implement an extensive search through cold canvassing, contacting suitable agents, property owners, Local Authorities etc.

We then shortlist suitable opportunities, advise on values and offer levels. Once terms are agreed, we can assist with legals through to completion. We can simultaneously provide building surveying advice, and through our architectural associate, obtain planning permission, building regulation approval etc for any alterations or extensions.

Good quality professional advice has never been more necessary than today. Commercial property markets constantly change and up to date detailed knowledge is essential to provide accurate advice.

Fixed fees will be agreed in advance for every instruction.

Please contact us on 01392 201262 for an informal chat without obligation.

Thank you so much for your hard work and professional approach in selling Lydgate House on our behalf. I would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone looking to sell a hotel.

Anna Geikie - Former Owner Lydgate House Hotel