Bradley Hall is a one-stop shop for all of your commercial property needs, whether it’s finding bigger premises for your business, disposing of stock that is surplus to requirements or getting a great deal on a long-term office lease. We carry out accurate valuations on all types of commercial property and our clients are spread across the office, industrial, development and retail sectors.
Our commercial agents have a great deal of experience and an intimate knowledge of the north east property market. We pride ourselves on our proactive approach and by using our initiative, understanding of the market and utilising our vast network of contacts we can ensure that we deliver the best and fastest results for our clients. This is a reputation which has been developed over 30 years in practice and places us as one of the leading agents in the North East.
Our team deal with the sale, letting and acquisition of commercial properties. We provide a personal approach and will source, or dispose of, premises and investments in accordance with our clients’ requirements.
At Bradley Hall we provide property valuations and appraisals for secured lending, taxation, receivership and litigation purposes. We advise national and international banks on valuations in the region and have secured a place on several major institutional lending panels, including Barclays Bank Plc., Lloyds TSB, Yorkshire Bank and Svenska Handlesbanken. Our valuations are undertaken in accordance with the RICS Valuation - Global Standards 2017 (The Red Book).
Lease Renewals & Rent Reviews
When it comes to lease renewals Commercial tenants are usually protected by the complex provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Acts. We have comprehensive knowledge of statute and case law and of the rights of landlords and tenants so that our clients are fully advised both before and during negotiations.
Local market knowledge and understanding of the detail of comparable transactions is key in successful lease negotiations. Rent reviews normally occur at 3 to 5 year intervals. Negotiations require a full understanding of the intricacies of the lease and rent review provisions together with case law and the Landlord and Tenant Acts with associated legislation. We offer market based, expert advice to landlords and tenants on rent reviews under existing leases. Our high level service includes a full inspection of the property, a thorough examination of the lease, meticulous market research for the area, detailed analysis of the comparable rental evidence and, of course, firm but pragmatic negotiation.
Land and development services
Development consultancy is a major part of our service offering. Our team provide expert advice on a range of projects, from small individual new-build units to major out-of-town green field schemes. With our considerable experience in the refurbishment of existing properties as well as new builds, we work in complete cohesion with clients, project managers, architects and designers to achieve the desired result for all parties.
By drawing on our extensive knowledge of the local market, our chartered surveyors are able to evaluate development opportunities with an initial feasibility study/development appraisal and monitor a development through the planning process and construction to maximise a client’s return and minimise risk.
Property management services
Bradley Hall act as a professional managing agent on behalf of many landlords and management companies. This involves managing a broad range of properties, from individual dwellings for owners/investors to multi-occupation units and shopping centres on behalf of investors, management companies and management committees. Our management expertise covers all property types and uses including individual and multi-let residential blocks for both professional and student lettings and management, office developments, industrial estates and retail parades and shopping centres.
Our Property Management team have a broad technical knowledge of building construction and property law, together with a proficiency in finance and administration. In addition, we offer a wide range of duties with fees being quoted either as a percentage of outgoings/income or per accommodation unit. Briefly, our range of management services include:
• Rent Collection
• Implementation and Administration of Service Charges
• Day-to-day Repairs and Maintenance
• Health & Safety Compliance & Management
• Regular Property Inspections
• Debt Collection
• Accountancy Services
Bradley Hall provide an exceptionally high level of service to both our Landlord clients and occupants. We pride ourselves upon our compliance with RICS best practice guidance. We ensure that the contractors we use are members of our approved contractors scheme which includes ensuring that they hold up to date public liability insurance at a suitable level.
The Commercial Property Management team also oversee the Residential Lettings and Management team to ensure that a holistic approach is taken to our clients’ mixed use investment properties. We are well established in the management of a vast number of residential properties across the region from individual executive homes to apartment blocks for student lettings.
When purchasing a Freehold or Leasehold interest in any property, for owner occupation or as an investment interest, it is essential to identify any underlying issues the property has before committing.
We produce Building Survey reports detailing our inspection of the property stating its construction type, overall condition, state of repair and any property related environmental and legal issues which require clarification.
Our reports can be tailored to suit our clients’ specific requirements for the acquisition. Our reports include technical advice on any issues identified during our inspection. This would be supported by our recommendations for necessary remedial work. Our reports can also be used to assist our clients’ pre-acquisition negotiations.
The report will also be appended with a selection of photographs displaying any identified key issues to assist with understanding and interpretation.
We undertake Insurance Reinstatement Cost Assessments, should they be required by our clients’ insurance brokers.
Our services include the following:-
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
- Contract Administration
- Measured Surveys
- Party Wall etc Act 1996
- Planned Preventative Maintenance
- Project Management
- Project Monitoring
- Reinstatement Cost Assessments
- Schedule of Condition
Our Residential Services:
When clients are considering selling their home, an up-to-date and accurate market appraisal is essential in order to evaluate the price of the property, and enable them to consider their options and possible prices of homes they could purchase. This valuation will be carried out by a qualified professional. We look to give an honest, detailed and justifiable valuation based on our extensive knowledge of the regional property market.
We offer a bespoke property and tenancy management service to relieve a landlord of the day to day pressure of managing their property be it an individual investment or larger
We understand the importance of online marketing and promote properties through a vast number of web-based portals such as On The Market, and Rightmove. We also market properties extensively through the Bradley Hall website: www.bradleyhall.co.uk.
The Bradley Hall brand is synonymous with success, a powerful tool which enables our clients to get the best price for their homes. Due to our strong connections with local and national press, good relationships with property portals and a regional network of offices, our brand gives our client’s home maximum exposure to the market.
At Bradley Hall we understand the impact of attractive advertising and media design. Our staff have been fully trained in in-house brochure design, editorials and advertising, and our professional photographer works closely with us to ensure that our clients’ homes are promoted to their best possible advantage.
Professionalism, honesty, transparency and integrity are at the heart of our operations. Many of our past sales have occurred purely because of our excellent reputation. We are always happy to deal with any confidential, low key sales or enquiries, at any price range or in any location. Our highly trained sales consultants pride themselves on offering exceptional service to our clients, from the first valuation through to completion of purchase. They have many years of experience, and are on hand not only to arrange and conduct viewings on behalf of our clients, but also to get them the best possible price for their property. Once a sale has been agreed, the property instruction is then passed to our dedicated sales progression team, who keep our clients fully informed of progress on their sale. Our team has built up invaluable relationships with solicitors, surveyors, and mortgage lenders and they are often the glue that holds a sale together. As a result, our average fall through rate is extremely low.