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 take 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.



Insights by Richard Bourchier

Guide to changes to the use classes order in England
Blog 23/07/20

Radical Reshape of Planning Use Class System

Lease Advisory | Valuation | Auction | Commercial Development

This week the Government has announced radical changes to our planning system, overhauling our current long standing Use Clas...

News 01/08/19

Allsop team heads to Kenya to help locals get access to clean water


At the beginning of July, a group of volunteers from Allsop and St Paul’s Church in Ealing, London, embarked on a trip to Ken...

Blog 03/03/17

Terminating a lease? Timing is key for compensation

Lease Advisory | Occupier Lease Renewals | Owner Lease Renewals

On April 1st 2017 the new Rating List for business rates comes into force. This has major implications for landlords who int...