Specialist Occupier Services

Our integrated service for occupiers covers everything you’d expect during your occupation, but we also understand you’ll need some more specialist advice now and again.

We’re incredibly proud to have a diverse mix of talented specialists as part of our team. From market leaders in asset valuations, to one of the country’s most experienced compulsory purchase experts; our occupier consultancy services cover all areas of commercial property.

You can find out more about our specialist occupier services below.

Business Rates

Sanderson Weatherall Rating specialists are RICS and IRRV qualified surveyors that can offer a comprehensive range of Rating services to clients including Rating Appeals, Rating Valuations, Rates Management and Rates Audit, together with cutting edge advice on Empty Rates mitigation. Regarded as experts in the field, all our senior staff are members of the Rating Surveyors' Association and are able to offer the very best Rates advice on the accuracy of Rating assessments and resultant Business Rates liabilities. Through our experts' memberships of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation we are also happy to assist clients who have international local property tax liabilities. We participate in the activities of both of these professional bodies at the highest level and negotiate with government on the introduction of all new non domestic rating proposals. On the 1st April 2017 the new rating lists were published across England and Wales and from that date, businesses looking to challenge their business rates were required to do so through HMRC’s Government Gateway. If you don’t currently have an account then please follow the steps in our guide to setting up a Government Gateway account, registering properties and appointing an agent here.    Contact Us

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Compulsory Purchase

Our industry leading team have a wealth of experience in dealing with compulsory purchase cases and we provide our first class services across the UK. If you have received a compulsory purchase order then we will guide you through the complicated process. Our team has experience dealing with a wide range of compensation claims and we will work with you to ensure you receive a fair compensation settlement. If you are applying powers, we will work with your team to provide advice throughout the project lifecycle to ensure that your scheme finishes on time and with minimal delays.

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Asset based lending

Asset Based Lending ("ABL") is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional funding. ABL allows businesses to acquire funding against all asset classes including; • Accounts Receivable• Inventory• Plant & Machinery• Property Here at Sanderson Weatherall, we provide specialist advice and support to Asset Based Lenders across the UK and Ireland; supporting both domestic UK and cross border European transactions. Our advice also extends further to Corporate Finance Advisors, Private Equity Investors and direct to businesses. Collateral valuations and due diligence surveys are an important part of the secured asset based lenders considerations when considering new and reviewing existing portfolio - ABL transactions and are a major requirement of the credit process. These valuations and surveys support the lenders structured deal offering and are vital in the decision making process for secured lending on acquisitions, refinance and MBO/MBI deals. We have a unique team with extensive UK, European and US experience in collateral valuation, due diligence, risk profiling, portfolio management and exit strategy. We offer collateral valuation and due diligence primarily on the following asset classes: • Accounts Receivable• Commodity Inventory• Commercial and Industrial Manufacturing Inventory• Wholesale Inventory• Plant and Machinery• Property With the knowledge and experience here at Sanderson Weatherall, given our national coverage, we have the range of skills to support the needs for collateral reviews, due diligence, valuation for all secured lending requirements; whether new business, managing existing lending portfolios or advising on risk and recovery profiles. Click here to view our recent case studies

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Auctions & Disposals

Here you will find details of the comprehensive range of services available relating to machinery and business valuation or disposal enquiries. Whether you need a detailed valuation of machinery, or a desk appraisal, or you have machinery and equipment for disposal - we can help. We place great emphasis on technical expertise, professional integrity and client care and were the first firm in our sector to obtain international quality standard ISO9001 for our plant and equipment valuation and sale services and we are also ISO 140001 accredited. We operate throughout the United Kingdom from our offices in Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Teesside and Bristol. We also operate overseas and have associate offices in Ireland and throughout the world.   Contact Us

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Asset Valuation

We place great emphasis on technical expertise, professional integrity and client care when operating in the machinery and business assets sector. We were the first firm in our industry to obtain international quality standard ISO9001 for our plant and equipment valuation and sale services.  We operate throughout the United Kingdom, specifically in Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Teesside and Bristol. We also operate abroad, and have associate offices in Belfast, Dublin, mainland Europe, the US, India and the Far East.   Contact Us

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Expert Witness

Sanderson Weatherall undertakes Expert Witness work in respect of all professional services carried out by the Firm and has partners with many years’ professional experience to accept instructions in their specialist field. Expert Witness reports and Joint Statements regularly are undertaken in the approved format and in accordance with Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules. We also comply with the RICS Combined Practice Statements and Guidance Notes for Surveyors Acting as Expert Witnesses. Expert Appointments Including: Boundaries and party walls Building surveying Landlord and tenant rent reviews and lease renewals Professional Arbitration on Court Terms (PACT) Compulsory purchase Construction disputes Dilapidations Estate Agency and professional practice Leasehold enfranchisement Planning and development Professional negligence Rating Valuations for loan security Valuations for solicitors/surveyors insurance claims Valuations for Section 18(1) dilapidations Valuations for divorce/partnership dissolution Valuations for taxation Valuations for loss of opportunity resulting from personal injury   We also undertake advocacy work (as distinct from acting as an expert with a duty to the court) in respect of landlord and tenant rent reviews and lease renewals. Partners in the firm regularly take appointments from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and other professional bodies to act as sole arbitrators and independent experts in rent review and lease renewal matters.   Contact Us

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