A confidential property advisory business

We have a simple goal - to help our clients with their property issues so that they can focus on their own business goals. Any project or commission we take on is designed to align with our client's objectives. 

Our service is user-friendly, individually tailored to each client and fast-responding. We aim to take the stress out of any property related problem. 

With every assignment we aim to find neat, commercially viable solutions in the ever increasingly complex property world. 

We generally operate out of the spotlight - putting boards on buildings or taking out advertisements is not what we are about. We don't do press releases. We don't seek to win awards* (although we are delighted if our clients do!) The service we offer is highly confidential.

* see blog - oops.


What we do...

The vast majority of our business is based around offering strategic property advice - which sounds rather grand - it's not and we're not. But we do look at property as an asset and want to consider aspects we advise on in a wider property context.

At the forefront of advice tends to be 'valuation' - and we are RICS Registered Valuers. We can produce formal reports for acquisition and disposal (we don't do 'secured lending' reports though). We can look at, develop and deliver a property strategy based on valuation advice and the commercial market.

We can advise on landlord & tenant matters - acting for either side. This can be in respect of rent reviews, lease renewals or end of tenancy dilapidations claims. We can agree lease re-gears during their term.

We specialise in mitigating tenants obligations at the end of a term in dilapidation claims. and have saved clients tens of thousands of pounds.

We can advise on service charges in leases and other general matters of legal interpretation.

On an agency basis we can acquire and dispose of property, albeit that the latter tends to be relatively specialised - commercial or residential land. We have relationships with other agencies for more 'mainstream' agency work.

We have advised as part of a wider professional team in due diligence matters where buisnesses are being acquired. We can examine leases and establish potential liabilities. 

We have advised on a number of disputes of all types. If there is one thing we aim to do, this would be to find solutions to property problems.

In over 40 years in business there is little that we have not come across or been involved in. 



Our Clients

We act for a small number of clients - ranging from Corporate clients, Public Bodies, SME's,  Institutions and high-net worth individuals. We work all over the UK. 

It is important for us to have aligned values with our clients as we want to have long-term relationships. In one instance we have acted for a client for over 40 years. Our aim is to become the trusted advisor and someone who can resolve problems and issues. We are well used to advocacy, furthering the clients best interest at all times. 

As the adage say's "we are paid for our opinions, not doubts'. 

We are happy to offer references from clients. All of our work is from recommendation from existing clients or referral from fellow professionals. We do not advertise or do press releases. We don't enter awards or attempt to be in the 'Top 10' of anything. We are as good as our last commission.

Tim Garratt FRICS

I have been in the property industry for 45 years - initially 'client side' but the majority of my working life has been working for clients - getting the best deal or outcome for them.

I started my professional life as an Architectural Technician in the Estates Departments at Home Brewery & Kimberley Brewery, completing a ONC and HNC in Building Studies. I then switched to a Degree in Urban Estate Surveying and graduated in 1988 at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). I did my degree part-time whilst working at Walker Walton Hanson, where I became a Partner in Walker Walton Hanson. Then after we sold the business a Director at Savills. I left Savills to join FHP as Partner and then spent 21 years as Director and  latterly Managing Director and Chairman at Innes England. 

I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an RICS Registered Valuer.

I now value, acquire, dispose, lease and let commercial property and residential land. I deal with rent reviews, lease renewals and dilapidation claims - for both landlord and tenant. I can be forensic or strategic as the task requires but I always have an eye for the commercial deal. I am tenacious in finding solutions.

I lecture (part-time) on the final year Corporate Real Estate and Planning and Design under-graduate courses at Nottingham Trent University - where I graduated - a long time ago!

For fun I play golf (badly) and squash (equally badly). I enjoy travel, photography and sketching buildings. I live between Nottingham and St Boswells in the Scottish Borders. My favourite places are New York City and Sevilla.


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