Aiken Commercial - Property & Investment Consultancy

Commercial property services

Want that personal touch again?
Current advisor got no time for you?
Getting passed around the departments?

Let Aiken Commercial be your one stop shop for comprehensive property advice.
A single contact point with 30 years' experience in the local commercial property markets within Hampshire:

• Investment property Agency – search/acquisition and disposal

We have detailed knowledge of the buyers and sellers in the market. Don’t waste your time trudging through the auction lots, calling the liquidators and insolvency practitioners or even ringing the estate agent every few weeks. Let us put the deals to you before the market hears about it. You know that all the best deals are done “off market”. Potential vendors – give us a call and try us out. Our retained clients may want YOUR property. “If our retained clients buy then vendors will pay no fees, just let us know you want to sell”

• Landlord and Tenant negotiations and disputes -

We handle:

  • Negotiations of Rent Reviews and new lease terms including renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
  • Lease restructures
  • Expert witness reports for Court proceedings
  • Reports for rent review Arbitration and Independent Expert
  • Service Charge disputes and apportionments

• Valuations

As RICS Registered Valuers we prepare Valuation reports for Acquisition, Company accounts, Transfer of ownership, Taxation (including 1982 Valuations for Capital Gains Tax), Probate and Loan Security.

• Development Appraisals

We can carry out a full market appraisal of a development site to assess profitability/ viability or to assist with presentation to your bank.

• Development Site Funding

We have already done the leg work. Tell us what you want; we will find it for you.

• Rating Appeal Advice

Remember, there is only one opportunity to appeal your Rateable Value. Don’t waste it. We will advise if it is appropriate to make an appeal. Appoint an experienced Chartered Surveyor, regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and practicing their strict Code of Practice. This Code of Practice has been jointly adopted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) and the Rating Surveyors’Association (RSA). It is supported by the Valuation Office Agency.

Contact us now for your free Business Rates Audit.  Upon confirmation of your instructions, we will inspect your property, carry out research, make a Business Rates Appeal if appropriate and promote a professional case for a reduction in your Rateable Value. In addition, we will advise on any action required to minimise your rates liability and we will assist in the completion of Requests for Information from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).  Simply call Gary Aiken on 07941 768099 or email with your contact details, address, postcode and details of any rent passing on your property.

• Compulsory Purchase Compensation

This is where the government, local council or utility company has the legal right to buy or take rights over private property, if it falls within a public or private construction project (e.g. town centre redevelopment area, sewer, water or gas pipe schemes, and rail or road building projects).

Compensation is paid to reflect the losses and disturbance caused by a compulsory purchase or statutory scheme on an owner or occupier’s property.

Compensation is based on the market value of the land taken ignoring any increase which the acquisition/development may add to the value. For more information refer to the Land Compensation Act 1961. The losses must be unavoidable and as a direct result of the scheme. Compensation may either be a range of payments or accommodation works (works to lessen the effect of the scheme) or both. The vendor will generally be liable for little or no fee as we will negotiate the payment of our fees by the acquiring authority.

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