Lease & Property Management

Our approach focuses on efficient and effective management of your lease and property, always ensuring your occupier costs are kept to a minimum.

We’re some of the best lease negotiators in the field, and our understanding of business and the people who work in them, means we’ll get you the best result without damaging the relationship with your landlord.

As experienced property managers, we’ll also deal with the day to day running of your property with our 24-hour maintenance call out.

If your working environment is needing an update, our architects and fit out specialists can help you explore new designs and interiors, as well as how to transform your space to embrace newer and more efficient ways of working.

 

Lease Consultancy

Sanderson Weatherall’s Lease Consultancy team are leaders in the field. We are expert negotiators in rent and lease terms for all forms of commercial properties across the UK. Our knowledge of the property market and experience in dealing with complex tenancy agreements allows us to deliver top results for you, no matter how big or small your business is. Our understanding of business and people also means we’ll work with you to achieve the best result, without damaging your relationship with your landlord or tenant. The Lease Consultancy team are able to offer: Lease Audits We will analyse your leases and identify, critical dates and liabilities leading to the creation of a comprehensive lease database. This will simplify your processes and avoid key dates and obligations being overlooked. Lease Renewals & Restructuring We will undertake a strategic review and inspection of your property portfolio and identify opportunities to rationalise or restructure leases, and reduce your costs by reviewing future lease events and potential liabilities. Rent Reviews We act on your behalf on the negotiation of rent and lease terms to obtain the best possible outcome. Dispute Resolution Our highly experienced lease consultancy team will represent you at Court and Arbitration and have a wealth of experience in the preparation of Expert Report and Replies to Independent Experts and Arbitrators. Members of the team are also frequently appointed by the RICS to act as arbitrators, Independent Experts and Mediators. Strategic Property Due Diligence Advice We provide detailed rental advice if you are considering acquiring property or businesses with existing leasehold liabilities. Contact Us

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Rates management

"Left to their own devices, most recipients of a non-domestic rates demand will get out their pocket calculator and check that the arithmetic is correct, then sign it off for payment" The arithmetic always will be - as the bill comes out of a computer! There is however rather more to a Rates bill than that. Rates Management is an additional service that professionally qualified Rates Liability specialists at Sanderson Weatherall provide to a growing number of rating clients. We arrange to receive business rates bills directly from the local billing authority, ratify and authorise these over a very short timescale, before reporting back to the client. Every account is given a multi-point check to ensure validity and accuracy. Where possible, we can often renegotiate instalment payments to aid the client's cash flow. Based on available information and taking the often complex transitional arrangements into account, we can then work with our clients to produce timely and accurate budget forecasts. If required, we can also arrange for the client to put us in funds to effect the payment of rates accounts by cheque, direct debit, BACS or most other methods. By outsourcing the process of rates bills, we can save our clients considerable time and money. If you have ever tried in vain to contact the correct person at a local billing authority, you will know how difficult and time consuming this can be! (The hours just slip by!) Sanderson Weatherall liability experts deal regularly with the authorities concerned. Our fees for this service are always extremely cost effective and a quotation, tailored to the job in hand, can be provided on request. Contact Us

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Property & Facilities Management

Sanderson Weatherall provides a dedicated and creative property and asset management service. With offices strategically positioned throughout the UK we provide clients with nationwide coverage from key locations in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle. We devise bespoke property management services to suit your business and property portfolio. With an experienced team of management consultants, facilities managers and account administrators, we provide complete property management solutions, including 24-hour call out service, utilities management, building maintenance and rent, and service charge collection. All our services are performance led and concentrate on unlocking latent portfolio values to achieve the maximum return for your business. The occupier therefore focuses on its core business, leaving us to manage their property interests in a professional manner reflecting their expectations. For Occupiers Our occupier clients experience significant occupational costs as a significant overhead. We are able to assist to positively impact the corporate balance sheet. We respond to the desire by occupiers to manage costs whilst optimising the quality of the working environment. The occupier therefore focuses on its core business, leaving us to manage their property interests in a professional manner reflecting their expectations. For Investors Our investment clients hold assets ranging from single let property to diverse portfolios incorporating retail parks, industrial schemes and office developments. We provide management services on all such property. In addition to the usual elements of rent, insurance and service charge collection, we offer quarterly financial and property updates to clients, service maintenance tendering and ensure compliance with all legislative requirements. Contact Us

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Architecture & Design

View Architecture Website Sanderson Weatherall’s architecture department provides a high level of expertise both in design and technical solutions. Our goal is to work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and help achieve their ambitions through realistic design.

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What tenants need to know about dilapidations

Most commercial tenants will encounter dilapidations during or after a lease, as landlords look to restore their properties to the condition they were in when the lease began. Martin Smith, building consultant, explains what dilapidations are and what as a tenant you need to know. "Tenants are often unfamiliar with the process and their responsibilities, including the reversal of alterations made to bars and restaurants, and repair and maintenance of the building itself. "Landlords can therefore recover costs incurred to repair and reinstate the property after the lease period ends. This includes the cost of work required to remove fixtures, fittings and aesthetic touches added by tenants, which can be significant and subsequently reduce the capital tenants can spend on new ventures.

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Letting & Tenant Management

Our approach enables you to generate maximum income on your asset. By using our market knowledge, local networks and innovative marketing techniques, we secure high quality tenants and add value to your property. We’re skilled tenant managers, with some of the best lease negotiators and property managers in the field, to take care of the day to day jobs such as rent collection, service charge management, and property inspections. You can find out more about the services available to you when leasing your property or managing tenants below.

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