PWC - Rent Review Negotiations

PWC wanted to lease a large floor area of good quality office space with very high sustainability standards, but no buildings in their search area met these criteria. A building was identified, however, with good sustainability standards and an agreement was reached with the landlord to carry out improvements. We negotiated terms to ensure that the value of improvements paid for by the tenant, would be regarded when determining the rent at each review. Five years later, JK was appointed to manage and negotiate the first rent review, to ensure the initial investment was fully realised when determining the market rent.

We calculated the value of improvements, the costs of which were contributed to by both tenant and landlord. Negotiations ensured that our client received the full benefit of the contributions they made at the start of their lease. The whole process was managed in just eight weeks by one of our experienced consultants.

"Our client received the full reimbursements that were due by a reduction in the market rent payable, without having to spend days of their valuable time managing potentially stressful negotiations."

Our client received the full reimbursements that were due by a reduction in the market rent payable, without having to spend days of their valuable time managing potentially stressful negotiations. The end result is a fair solution and the maintenance of a healthy relationship between tenant and landlord.

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Linda Robinson

Managing Director, AHTO

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Development Director, Barratt Homes

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Director, North East Strategic Lead – UK & Global Head of Healthcare, Turner & Townsend

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“Tees Valley Combined Authority worked closely with JK Property Consultancy on the purchase of Teesside International Airport and on the development of the Southside business park on the site. At every stage, they were efficient, professional and thorough, helping us to easily navigate a complex and high-profile acquisition. I’d like to thank them for their assistance and would have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending their service."

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Chief Executive, Tees Valley Combined Authority

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