Spring4 advises on the marketing and disposal of real
estate. As a result of our strong market presence and network
of contacts we are able to execute transactions across a spectrum
of locations and property types.
Spring4 has operated in the office agency market in central
London with a specific focus on the City of London for over 15
years. In that time we have built up an extensive knowledge
of market trends, occupiers and how to successfully let office
We work closely with clients who wish to draw on our intricate
understanding of occupiers and their changing needs in order to
deliver the optimum accommodation in an ever changing market.
With a long track record of acquiring premises throughout the
UK, from corporate headquarters to boutique offices, we recognise
the importance of matching the building to the business.
Taking into account location, specification and cost we know how to
find the best space to meet specific business needs.
Once the Heads of Terms have been agreed, we work with the
appointed solicitors to ensure that all commercial terms are
accurately reflected in the lease documents.
Using our extensive market knowledge we can achieve the best
settlements in rent review negotiations. This is a specialist area
of surveying where lease interpretation has been heavily influenced
by case law, so professional advice can pay significant
Through a combination of experience in dealing with Landlord &
Tenant matters and our involvement with market transactions,
Spring4 is uniquely placed to achieve the best results when
renewing a lease. In most cases where a lease benefits from
the protection of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, the tenant has
the automatic right to renew their lease. However, unlike upward
only rent reviews, the rent may go up or down, so expert help with
negotiation is vital to secure a competitive market rate.
We have been able to negotiate reduced business rate payments for
many of our clients over the years, building up a great deal of
experience in this specialist area of surveying. These taxes on
occupation tend to be revalued every five years but are based on a
one-off date usually two years (the antecedent date) before the
revaluation takes effect.
Under the principles of dilapidations and reinstatement, tenants
generally have to leave premises in good repair and condition when
they vacate. With extensive experience in this area of property, we
are well-placed to negotiate strongly for the most cost-effective
exit for our clients.
We work with businesses that have large or diverse occupational
portfolios to identify ways that the portfolio could do more to
meet the needs of the business.
Previous projects have included dealing with the real estate
implications of mergers and reshaping property portfolios to save
costs while improving the working environment.
We will start by working closely with the client's team and
putting our experience to work to develop and agree a clear vision
that meets the client's wider objectives. With the strategy in
place, we will then manage the transformation process from start to
finish, whether acquiring or disposing of space or adapting an
We advise on capital transactions in Central London and
throughout the UK, including the buying and selling of property
across the full spectrum of use classes. We work closely with our
clients to maximise the value received from the sale of buildings
that are surplus to requirements as well as sourcing and securing
the purchase of real estate assets.
Proper preparation for sale is the key to obtaining the best price
for an asset. This can include resolving any outstanding Landlord
& Tenant issues relating to the building, assessing the merit
of alternative uses, managing planning applications and producing a
coherent suite of marketing materials.
When advising on an acquisition, we carry out detailed research
into suitable properties available on and off the open market. This
is distilled into a shortlist of recommendations with full
commentary. Once the Heads of Terms are agreed, we then manage the
legal process through to completion.