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Carigiet Cowen Chartered Surveyors — expert, efficient and personal service

PROPERTY SALES

PROPERTY LETTING

ACQUISITION

MANAGEMENT

LANDLORD & TENANT

DEVELOPMENT

VALUATION

CONSULTANCY

BUSINESS RATES

Our Services

Property Sales & Lettings

Property Sales & Lettings

We have a detailed and up-to-date knowledge of market conditions, enabling the practice to provide a comprehensive and effective service in all types of commercial property agency.

Selling or letting commercial property is a potentially complex undertaking, whether in a rising or falling market. Realistic and sound advice on marketing will achieve the fastest possible conclusion of the transaction - and on terms most beneficial to the client.

Our services include:

  • The sale of freehold or leasehold commercial property, for either owner occupation or investment.
  • The letting of all types of commercial property, including advice on lease terms.
  • The sale of businesses of all types as a going concern.

Acquisition

Acquisition

At Carigiet Cowen, we frequently act for clients in the acquisition of freehold and leasehold commercial property and land for owner occupation, investment and development purposes. Advice on all matters of relevance - not just price or rent - is necessary to ensure that our clients' requirements are fully realised as expeditiously as possible.

Instructions often relate to the acquisition of property "off the market" and here we feel the discretion and confidentiality of the practice are of paramount importance.

Development

Development

Land is a finite resource and at Carigiet Cowen we recognise that identifying the most suitable uses for a site whether it be a greenfield or brownfield, new build or a refurbishment opportunity, will generate the best return for our clients.

Over the years we have forged close links with developers of all types of property whether it be office, industrial, retail, leisure or residential. This gives us a unique insight into how the process works and enables us to guide clients through the numerous pitfalls involved. This might be in relation to planning issues, contaminated land matters, site assembly or securing funding sources right through to offering input into the design and layout of the end product.

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Valuation

Valuation

Carigiet Cowen provide valuations on a regular basis to banks, property companies, private companies and individuals for a whole range of purposes.

Clients benefit from our comprehensive knowledge of the commercial property market which enables valuers to provide thorough and detailed reports designed to meet clients' specific needs. As you might expect, each task is carried out to the highest standards set by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Management

Management

The range of management services offered by Carigiet Cowen includes rent collection, service charge administration and reconciliation, and insurance related services in addition to day to day property management.

We deal with applications for landlord's consent from tenants, oversee tenant's covenants and responsibilities during the term of leases, and assist the property owner at lease expiry to ensure that the property is yielded up in an appropriate condition ready for remarketing, or reoccupation. We provide asset management advice to ensure that each property asset with which we are involved retains maximum capital value in any given market.

Rating

Rating

Through Carigiet Cowen, many well known local and national companies throughout the British Isles have saved a significant amount of money on business rates.

We are able to provide advice on all aspects of rating law and practice on most types of commercial and industrial property and many specialist properties. We have expertise of negotiating rating appeals with the Valuation Office Agency, acting for ratepayers at Valuation Tribunal, liaising with Billing Authorities to ensure that rates bills are calculated correctly, and pursuing a variety of rate relief strategies to mitigate ongoing business rates liabilities.

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Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals

Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals

With an in-depth understanding of Landlord & Tenant and Case Law, we are able to apply detailed and up-to-date knowledge in this complex field to our clients' best advantage, whether they be landlord or tenant.

We are also in a position to provide evidence for submission to arbitrator or independent expert, or to the Court in lease renewal and interim rental proceedings.

Expert Evidence

Expert Evidence

Whenever litigation threatens, it is obviously important to obtain full, detailed and impartial advice at the outset.

Working on a regular basis with clients, solicitors and consultants, Carigiet Cowen has provided expert reports on a wide variety of property related disputes, including dilapidation claims, restrictive covenant applications, damages claims and planning matters.

Consultancy

Consultancy

The consultancy sector is an emerging area of work with many new and existing clients in both the public and private sectors examining how best to use their property assets. We provide our clients with a range of services tailored to their individual circumstances and requirements, such as desk top studies, advice on disposal strategies, master planning, asset valuation and land use studies as well as feasibility and demand studies.

We also recognise that in certain cases additional input maybe required to fully meet the challenges of a particular study. To this end we are able to supplement our services through close links with other key professionals with whom we have developed a good working relationship over a period of time.