Rent Reviews

We undertake rent reviews and negotiations for a wide range of clients across Scotland. We are experienced in acting for both landlords and tenants to ensure that a fair market rent is agreed. We are also skilled at maximising the rental potential of licensed trade and leisure properties.

Where required, we can provide clients with initial advice on the justification of an increase before notices have been served.

We have wide experience in acting as expert witnesses in Arbitration and Independent Expert procedures.

Our approach to each individual piece of work is dictated by the specifics of the job. It normally involves the following key steps:

  • Discuss the terms of the engagement.
  • Examine a copy of the rental agreement, assess the key issues and draw out aspects that will have an impact on the client.
  • Inspect the property in question and carry out the appropriate level of survey.
  • Assess the status of the local market.
  • Provide a report on what we believe the best outcome for the rent review should be.
  • Negotiate with the other party.
  • If necessary, progress to arbitration.

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£1M Worth of rent advised on in the last year.
Expert A strong track record of representing owners and occupiers

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Consultancy

When advising on an upcoming rent review, our teams can offer guidance on all relevant issues, such as assessing the rental value, highlighting clauses that clients might want to contest or insert, and advising on the strength of a party’s negotiating position. Overall, they can provide advice on all aspects of reviews and renewals, for example, providing guidance on the statutory protections that apply.

Our teams also provide ad-hoc consultancy advice and assistance for specific issues that arise during the term of a rental agreement.

Negotiation services

We provide expert negotiating services for all types of rent reviews. During negotiations, opportunities can arise for either party to obtain a significant commercial advantage. We ensure that our client’s best interests are protected thanks to our expert understanding of the law and the procedures involved.

Due Diligence

We work with all our clients to ensure that they have prepared all of the documentation required for a rent review to go ahead. This helps speed up the process and facilitates a positive outcome.

Surrenders & Portfolio Rationalisation

We can provide advice and support for all aspects of the rationalisation of property portfolios and the surrender of properties. We will work closely with you to understand your business objectives and ensure that your portfolio is developed in the optimal way. We can provide a full range of property disposal services to ensure that you get the best possible return.