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VOKINS is a Practice of Chartered Surveyors and Commercial Property Consultants, founded in 1993. We have a strong reputation for providing expert advice in relation to commercial property, particularly in West London and the Thames Valley, although larger projects are undertaken across the UK.

We offer a high quality personal service, combining professional awareness and expertise, with experience and entrepreneurial flair.

Our team provide a wide range of commercial property services, as outlined below:

Disposal & Acquisition – Using comprehensive methods of marketing and research, including traditional and modern measures, we adopt a personal approach to ensure the fastest and most beneficial outcome for our client.

Disposals – Using the most comprehensive marketing techniques, we will ensure that our client’s properties will be advertised in the most effective way to reach the right types of occupiers and purchasers. With over 20 years of experience in the West London market, our local knowledge means that we are able to design the right strategy to optimise the chance of a fast and efficient disposal.

Acquisitions – When acting for occupiers, investors and developers we can remove the element of chance from their search, replacing it with a thorough and methodical program designed to maximise the available choice. We can effectively work as an outsourced specialist property department, which in addition to identifying alternative space, could include negotiating a surrender of your existing lease all the way to managing the fit out of your new accommodation.

Development Advice – We can use our local knowledge and expertise to provide advice from the outset all the way through the development process.

We are often appointed at the very outset of the development process, and can advise on all aspects of a scheme. This can include advice on the demand for different types of business space, layout for the development, specification, rental levels and capital values. Our involvement throughout the development process is a key factor in producing a successful outcome for individual project.

Professional – Our professional department can offer effective advice on a range of property matters, to include Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Lease Restructuring and Dispute Resolution.

Assessment of market rental and value is derived from core commercial agency work, which places us well to advise either Landlords of Tenants, as a niche agency based practice.

Our professional department have first-hand knowledge of the market value of property and the technical ability to assess location, specification and lease terms by comparison with market evidence. The ability to negotiate effectively in the client’s best interest and to present evidence to arbitrators and independent experts in an effective and honest manner is an essential skill we engender. We aim to exemplify these qualities and deliver effective advice on:

– Rent Reviews
– Lease Renewals
– Lease Restructuring
– Valuations
– Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Independent Expert Determinations and Expert Witness work)
– Rating Appeals

Building Surveying & Project Management – Our Building Surveying & Project Management Department offers expert advice on coordinating new projects and refurbishments, undertaking dilapidations and schedules of condition.

Our Building Surveying & Project Management Department has years of experience and offers expert advice in the following areas:

– Condition Surveys
– Schedules of Condition
– Schedules of Dilapidations
– Schedules of Defects
– Specifications of Work
– Party Wall Awards

Project Management concerns the active, day-to-day running of a new building project, refurbishment, or the fitting out of a building. We undertake this work on behalf of developers and occupiers alike and are often appointed to act as a ‘Team Leader’.

We undertake space planning and design work, review of specification, finishes, furniture supplies and the smooth coordination of the move from one premises to another on behalf of occupiers.

Management – The Management Team can assist you in the effective management of your property – maximising income and minimising short-term problems.

Whether the buildings are in single or multiple occupation, they should be managed effectively and actively to ensure the asset is safeguarded and enhances, income is maximised and short-term problems minimised. We pro-actively manage clients’ properties in accordance with good estate management practice and provide regular reporting mechanisms to clients in respect of their investment.

Investment Agency – We have a strong reputation for acting in the disposal and acquisition of all categories of investment property, from working with individual private investors to national funds.

We are active in the disposal and acquisition of all categories of investment property. We believe that success depends upon our knowledge of the specific requirements of individual investors in relation to investment opportunities that are available and matching these appropriately. Individual marketing campaigns are tailored to suit each property investment that we market, with a view to securing the best price with speed and efficiency.