Waltons also provide other associated services:
Martin Walton is experienced in dealing with rent reviews and all types of commercial property. Fees are usually based upon a small fixed charge and a percentage of the reduction or increase obtained in the rental, depending upon whether we are acting for landlord or tenant. We are also prepared to quote on a fixed fee basis and are able to deal with references to independent expert or arbitration. We are prepared to offer a free consultation to any landlord or tenant involved in a rent review at our premises, and at their own premises at a modest charge. Our fee structure is tailored to ensure that clients should only pay for advice which is of some benefit in their rent review dispute.
The procedures that occur at the end of a lease are complex and almost always require advice from a solicitor. There are however a number of tactical options open to both landlord and tenant. It is vitally important that both landlords and tenants consult a surveyor at least twelve months before the end of a lease to discuss the options for the method of terminating the lease and the renewal of the lease by either party.
We have years of experience of dealing with lease renewal matters. We liaise closely with lawyers in respect of ensuring that either landlord or tenant has their position protected when they come to the end of a commercial lease period. There are many pitfalls for both parties and it is important to take advice at an early stage.
We are able to offer advice on the compulsory acquisition of commercial and residential property, including the negotiation of business and domestic disturbance claims and, if required, negotiations for the fall in value of property where no land is taken following the construction of a major building project or road. In proper compulsory purchase proceedings most of the fee is usually paid by the acquiring authority. We are happy to appraise the situation without obligation initially to identify whether this is the case.