RICHARD’S ROLE & EXPERIENCE

I joined Allsop in 1989, soon after becoming a Chartered Surveyor in the same year. I have had the overall responsibility for the Lease Consultancy business since 2003.

I takes a particular interest in undertaking challenging landlord and tenant negotiations relating to rent reviews, lease renewals or dilapidations. My particular skill is understanding complex lease clauses and knowing how they can be used to negotiate the most favourable outcomes for my clients.

I am used to undertaking large high profile cases. An example would be dealing with probably one of the largest rent reviews in the country on Embankment Place above Charing Cross Station. I was Expert Witness in the successful 5 day Arbitration oral hearing in which I was cross examined by Queen’s Counsel. I predominantly undertake negotiations on offices in Central London, but also retail & industrial (including ground rent reviews) and regularly takes cases to third party determination.

RELEVANT EXPERTISE / SPECIALISM

  • Rent Review negotiations
  • Lease renewal negotiations
  • Lease Re-gears
  • Dilapidations negotiations
  • All other landlord and tenant related negotiations including development
  • RICS Arbitrator / Independant Expert

KEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS

  • Columbia Pictures
  • Sony Computer Interactive Europe Limited (Playstation)
  • City of London Corporation
  • Schroders
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • M&G
  • Greek Street Properties

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

GETTING TO KNOW RICHARD

FAVOURITE SPORT/TEAM: CYCLING

FAVOURITE FILM: BABY DRIVER

FAVOURITE BOOK: THE KITE RUNNER

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: CORNWALL

FAVOURITE FOOD: LEFTOVERS FROM SUNDAY DINNER

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