Professional Services

Under the auspices of Hedley Merriman (MA FRICS, ACI ARB) we are able to advise and offer the following professional services:

We can advise clients on their business rates liability and identify areas where savings can be made such as unoccupied rates, multi-let buildings or statutory compensation.

- Submission and negotiation of valuation appeals

- Appeals for building works and other disruptions

- Representation at valuation tribunal or lands tribunal

- Checking and validating rate bills

- Completion of information requests received from the valuation officer

- Advice on unoccupied and partly occupied premises

- Advice on general relief’s and exemptions

- Advice on summonses and liability orders and representations at magistrates court


We work on behalf of landlords and tenants any time when professional negotiation skills are needed; including termination and rent review. We can help present expert evidence for court proceedings, prepare third part cases and are on a number of bank valuation panels, including Barclays Bank (upper tier).

- Rent reviews

- Break clauses

- Lease renewals

- Valuation

- Party wall

- Planning applications


Our experience, local knowledge and access to the latest market information means that we can produce comprehensive valuation reports that both match specific requirements and meet tight deadlines

- Loan Security

- Acquisition/disposal

- Capital gains tax

- Inheritance tax

- Development appraisals

- Portfolio analysis