Barber Wadlow can service all property related matters, whether it relates to rent review negotiations, or an unsolicited approach to a competitor business in respect of a potential acquisition.
We provide specialist advice to occupier clients in both the fuel and automotive retailing sectors, including vehicle retailers, manufacturers, oil companies, independent fuel retailers and motorway service area operators. Examples of project types comprise:
- Network expansion and rationalisation
- Rent Review negotiations
- Lease consultancy
- Valuations (for all purposes)
- Property cost reduction audits
In addition, we work with investors, ranging from major UK and international landowners, institutions and private equity, as well as small property companies and private individuals. Advice provided includes, but is not limited to:
- Asset management
- Acquisition due diligence
- Dispute resolution
- Estate management
- Sector research
We provide professional and accurate valuation advice that is based upon genuine market experience, an essential requirement when dealing with specialist property types. We provide valuation advice for all purposes, including:
- Loan security
- Accounting and Auditing
- Compulsory Purchase
We have considerable experience in settling rent reviews on behalf of both landlords and tenants in the fuel and vehicle retailing sectors, whether through negotiation or third party referral.
Success in the often complex field of rent reviews is founded on a highly professional and researched approach, as well as genuine sector specialist expertise.
In addition to our rent review service, we provide advice on all other tenancy matters including:
- Lease drafting
- Lease re-gearing and variations
- Surrender and renewal negotiations
- Exercising break options
Dispute Resolution Service
If rent review negotiations break down, or any other property related dispute should arise, we provide a dispute resolution service.
Amanda Barber is a member of the RICS Panel of Independent Experts and Arbitrators and has acted in such a capacity,as well as private appointments, in both the fuel and automotive retailing sectors for over 20 years.
Agency (search, acquisition, letting & disposal)
We have considerable experience in the search and procurement of property in both the fuel and vehicle retailing sectors, whether for expansion or relocation of existing businesses. In addition, we are skilled in the disposal and letting of properties and pride ourselves in achieving the best results for our clients.
We offer advice to investors in respect of asset management strategy to enhance value, as well as appraisal of new opportunities. We also provide a comprehensive sale and leaseback advisory service for operators in both the fuel and vehicle retailing sectors.
Expert Witness Service
We provide an expert witness service that can be of assistance in a variety of matters, including compulsory purchase and compensation cases (assisting both acquiring authority and claimant).
We undertake due diligence and portfolio appraisals to advise clients on strategic decisions including business restructures and takeovers, as well as more general estate management concerns.
We are experienced in working with banks and accountants, providing advice for corporate recovery purposes.
We have made some considerable savings for some of our petrol retailing and vehicle dealer clients in respect of business rates. In conjunction with the RMI, we also successfully negotiated with the VOA and the Government to secure reductions to 2010 Business Rates (10% - 25% saving for UK forecourts / c-stores).