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.
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.
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.
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
– 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.
– 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.