Our expert knowledge of the local market allows us to accurately and confidently advise clients to achieve a successful disposal of their property asset while maximising the price or rent achieved.
RHM Commercial provide agency services to multi-national, national and local companies, institutions and individuals. The agency services include property sales, lettings and acquisitions of offices, retail, leisure, warehousing, and development land.
For further details of our agency service please contact Nick Rose on 028 90316 742.
The umbrella term "Consultancy" covers many areas of our work but the common denominator is advice to clients based on experience, research and detailed market knowledge.
For example, office developers get us involved with projects from day one; we often assist with site acquisition/assembly and work closely with the project architect to ensure the design meets the exact requirements of occupiers in terms of floorplate size, layout and specification.
This is not rocket science but many developers instruct their architects to simply maximise the amount of floorspace and the quality and flexibility of the space is not given enough consideration. The result is less occupier demand, lower rents and reduced development profit.
Another major area of our consultancy work is acquisitions. Even clients with full time acquisition surveyors appreciate that our contacts and detailed market knowledge provides access to "off market" opportunities and the ability to negotiate extremely attractive deals.
The consultancy work we undertake also includes:
- identifying & implementing active management opportunities to improve a property's rental income and capital value
- appearing as an expert witness on property issues in the Valuation Tribunal and High Court
- advice on the release of restrictive covenants
A core area of our business is rent reviews and lease renewals.
There is a perception amongst some landlords and tenants that these issues do not need the involvement of a surveyor but this is a false economy.
We come across agreements all the time where one party has not been professionally advised and the rent has been agreed far too high or far too low as a result.
Dealing with rent reviews and lease renewals is a technical discipline that requires specialist knowledge, thorough research, an extensive database of rental information and a detailed understanding of property legislation and case law.
We take a pro-active approach to ensure that the review or renewal is resolved as quickly as possible, either by agreement or (if necessary) taking it to arbitration, independent expert or the Lands Tribunal.
Most importantly, we are renowned for our dogged determination to achieve the very best results for our clients.
Rating appeals are a core area of our business and we are acknowledged to be one of the leading firms, if not the leader, in the field.
Our rating clients range from local entrepreneurs to multi-national companies who trust us to ensure that the rates they pay are kept as low as possible.
We handle a large number of appeals on a wide range of commercial properties each year and have a huge database of information that is used to achieve the very best results for our clients.
Most importantly, we are renowned for fighting our client's corner and do not shy away from taking a case to the Lands Tribunal in Belfast or the Valuation Tribunal in Dublin when justified by the likely financial saving.
Apart from dealing with appeals on a day-to-day basis, we are actively involved in discussions on how the efficiency and fairness of the rating system can be improved for the benefit of all ratepayers.
We value a diverse range of properties for a variety of purposes, including:
- Loan security
- Company accounts
- Matrimonial disputes
- Acquisition & disposal
Apart from retail, offices, warehousing, industrial and development sites, we have valuation expertise in a variety of more specialist property types such as pubs, hotels, quarries, nursing homes and social housing schemes.
Our valuation reports are designed to be entirely transparent and usually contain an explanation of methodology, details of comparable transactions and our valuation calculations.
In addition, our reports are not just "file dressing" but contain practical suggestions on how the property can be actively managed and we always offer a "debrief" discussion with a client on the issues raised in a report.
All our valuations are prepared by experienced qualified surveyors in accordance with the requirements of our professional body the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and we hold adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance for the magnitude of the valuations that we undertake - a copy can be provided on request.