Our Services

Agency

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN THE NORTH WEST

We advise a wide range of clients on both freehold and leasehold disposals throughout the north west.  We concentrate on the main commercial sectors – industrial, offices, retail & leisure and residential & employment land.

Investment

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENTS

Advice is provided to a wide range of clients on commercial property investment acquisitions, disposal and on-going asset management.

Valuation

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY VALUATION

We are RICS Registered Valuation Surveyors and provide valuations for commercial property for a wide variety of purposes including personal pension requirements, property acquisition, taxation, balance sheet etc.  All valuations are carried out in accordance with the current edition of the Appraisal and Valuation Standards issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (the Red Book).

Rating

ALL TYPES OF COMMERCIAL PREMISES

Negotiating reductions in Business Rates and conducting appeals where necessary represents a major proportion of our professional services to clients.  We act for both landlords and tenants and have been successfully negotiating savings over many years.  Business rates represent a major outgoing and careful planning and advice is required if this outgoing is to be minimised.

Management

PROPERTY AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

We specialise in the management of all types of commercial property ensuring rents are collected promptly and efficiently.  The holding of clients’ monies is regulated by the RICS and our accounting services are subject to regular audit by our professional body.  We utilise specialist property management software enabling us to account immediately for all monies held.

Property management is the core of our business and we pride ourselves in offering clients an all round service which covers every aspect of the management of retail, leisure, industrial and office property.  All property management work is undertaken by a fully qualified chartered surveyor with over 30 years of experience in this field supported by a team of accounts staff.  Our services include: –

  • Demanding and collecting rentals and service charges and strict credit control.
  • Periodic reviews of investment for development potential.
  • Regular property inspections by Chartered Surveyors.
  • Swift, electronic remittance of clients’ funds.
  • Organisation of repairs and maintenance of buildings and communal areas.
  • Reports on condition and dilapidations.
  • Arranging and maintaining insurance at competitive rates.
  • Organisation of events, entertainment as necessary in retail/leisure developments.

We aim to develop a close working relationship with all our clients and their professional advisors and we are always ‘hands on’.

Charities

SPECIALIST ADVICE TO CHARITIES

NRE Surveyors Ltd are members of Charity Property Help run by the RICS.  As an RICS regulated firm we offer a minimum one hour consultation free of charge.  Whatever the issue, from planning and the environment through to project management and maintenance, we are here to help.

We are long term advisors to the Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs and Ormside Mill Residential Centre Ltd.

Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Standards Consultancy

We have advised many firms on how to set up and operate integrated management systems to meet the requirements of various assessment schemes and international standards.  These include ISO9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SIA, Safecontractor, Chas, Achilles and ElogBooks.

Planning and Development

TOWN PLANNING

We offer a complete service on all town planning matters.  Our clients range from private individuals and householders to major property companies seeking planning advice on strategic development sites.  We deal with planning applications, pre-application advice, planning appeals, advice on enforcement issues, redevelopment of brownfield sites etc.

DEVELOPMENT

Advice is given on a wide range of prospective and active commercial and residential development properties, including the master planning of large mixed use development sites. The objective is always to maximise value. Our advice extends to the redevelopment of brownfield sites and we offer a full project coordination service overseeing developments from their initial stages, through the planning process up to snagging and practical completion.