Rent Review

The department has extensive experience in advising both landlords and tenants on the rent review process, acting on properties across London and the south east. As experienced negotiators, with a fully up-to-date knowledge of case law, we are able to obtain exemplary results on behalf of clients.

All clients are provided with detailed advice on the rent review process, with regular contact from senior team members who personally handle each case. The team regularly acts on properties within the office, retail, restaurant and industrial sectors, but also has considerable experience in the leisure industry. On all Lease Advisory projects, we take care to understand the needs of the client and treat the event as an opportunity to add value.

The team regularly produces Expert Reports to Arbitrators and Independent Experts, liaising with leading Counsel on legal disputes and providing a comprehensive case management service. The team also boasts two members who are regularly appointed by the RICS to act as Arbitrator or Independent Expert in rental disputes.

Lease Renewal

The department has considerable experience in advising both landlords and tenants on the lease renewal process, both for tenancies protected by the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 and those outside.
In these ever changing times, tactics are a very important consideration in any lease renewal and our in depth experience means that we have considered every type of scenario and are experienced in the best tactics to adopt. Close liaison with the client's solicitors is essential in the process in order to protect rights and ensure that the documentation is correct, reflecting the terms agreed.

The team are experienced in acting as Expert Witnesses both in Court and P.A.C.T (Professional Arbitration on Court Terms), although the principle objective is always to try and achieve the very best result by way of negotiation. The department is also very active in lease re-gearing, acting on behalf of both landlords and tenants exploring opportunities to add value to the landlord and tenant relationship.

Dispute Resolution

Paul Krendel, and Maggie Stobo are experienced rent review dispute resolvers acting as Arbitrator or Independent Expert. They regularly receive appointments from the President of the RICS and directly from the parties.

Disputed rent reviews are regularly determined on a variety of office, retail and industrial properties in Central and Greater London. Our dispute resolvers are used to dealing with difficult cases, sometimes involving complex legal issues, within the auspices of the Arbitration Act 1996 and also as Independent Expert.

All the partners also regularly act as expert witnesses before arbitrators, independent experts and in Court.

Paul Krendel is a former chairman of INDEX, the body representing Independent Experts, he and Maggie Stobo are active members of the committee. Maggie Stobo is also a member of the committee for ARBRIX.

The Lease Advisory Team

  • Rob Smith

    T +44 20 7747 0163M +44 7917 107 320

  • Raik Beyoglu

    T +44 20 7747 0142M +44 7955 831 461

  • Roger Sharpley

    T +44 20 7747 0150M +44 7970 823 668

  • Greg Stalcup

    T +44 20 7747 0125M +44 07825 191 239

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Track Record

Parkfield Industrial Estate, Battersea

1,200 sq. ft,
Rent Review

Carlos Place, Mayfair

4,855 sq. ft.
Expert Witness

Highgate Studios

Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals

Brewhouse Yard, Clerkenwell

44,000 sq. ft.
Rent Review and Lease Restructuring

199 Bishopsgate, London EC2M

9,000 sq. ft.
Rent Review