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Commercial Property Management

Whether it be a single property or a Portfolio of properties, Milestone & Collis consider that these represent to all our Clients, significant and valuable investments. Therefore, foremost, is our professional responsibility to ensure that the value of such investments is preserved at all times through effective and pro-active management. This will cover a range of Professional Services such as:

Lease Renewals

We will record and diarise all forthcoming Lease Expiries, and within the appropriate time limits we will notify our Clients as to recommendations for Terms and in particular rental levels to be quoted at renewal of the Lease. We will serve or arrange for the service by solicitors of the appropriate Notices under the Landlord and Tenant Acts. We will negotiate with the Lessee, new Lease Terms which will be concluded through to satisfactory agreement between the parties. At all times there will be ongoing liaison with the Client to ensure that clear, transparent and full justification and basis for the advice given relating to the prevailing Rental Values, current market trends and general Lease Terms and Conditions will be provided.

Rent Reviews

These often represent, in a growth market, a significant opportunity for our Client’s rent roll to be increased, which then has a direct positive effect on the Capital Value of the property/portfolios. Strict adherence to the timetable of the Terms of Leases are fundamental to achieving an increase in the rent and Milestone & Collis have significant experience in handling all activities, to comply with these requirements. In particular, the collection of comparable rental evidence within the location of the subject property, to recommend to the Client the proposed increased rental level, and to conduct negotiations through to satisfactory completion.

Residential Block Management

The role of the Managing Agent today is a complex one and requires a professional approach. To carry out the role requires knowledge of Landlord and Tenant Law, Building Construction, Health & Safety Regulations and extensive Accounting knowledge.

Milestone & Collis bring an organised approach to the planning and collection of Service Charges and Reserve Funds and the timetables for redecoration and repairs and inspection and supervision of works.

Our assessment of what must be done, and when, will be independent of private interests and preferences, but based solely on our duty to keep the premises in good repair.

We are geared up to handle even the mundane time consuming administration and will handle it more efficiently through better facilities for storage and retrieve of records and documentation, essential for accounting purposes.

Issues and disputes can be dealt with impartially by us, as arm’s length representatives, to omit the animosity of individuals, which can arise where personal issues become the business of neighbours and colleagues.

At Milestone & Collis, we distinguish between the needs and duties of the Company under the Companies Act, and the needs and duties of the Company as a separate role as Landlord, under the Leases and the relevant Landlord and Tenant Legislation. Indeed, in most blocks, whether the flats are owner occupied or held for investment, they often represent one of the most valuable assets that you will own.

For over 123 years we have been managing a significant number of Flats, both existing and newly built, for Resident Management Companies, Developers, Investors and Private Investor Freeholders.

A selection of our services are:

Building Surveying

We are able to arrange for Building and Structural Surveys together with Party Wall Awards advice through our Consultant RICS Registered Surveyor.

Professional Valuations

These services are supplemented by our Residential Sales and Lettings and Investment Department, which offer related information database services to complement our Valuation instructions.

Valuations are overseen and carried out by our Managing Director, Antony Robson FRICS who is an RICS Registered Valuer.

We thus have detailed and specialist knowledge and experience within the markets we are involved in, which comprise a selection of the following:

Refurbishment

Through our independent Associated Architectural Company, Messrs. Robson Warren Architects we are able to offer a complete Architectural Service, through a very experienced and dedicated Team, whether it be the provision of an extension to a property, internal and external refurbishment, loft conversions and extensions, to a full "rebuild project". These services range from the obtaining of initial Planning and Building Regulation Consents, through to compilation of specification of works, tendering and contractor selection and most importantly supervision of the works and most importantly, at all times, full supervision of all building works and the Consultant Team.

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