What we do

Corporate Real Estate

A “one stop shop” for the corporate occupier

Sanderson Weatherall offers a “one stop shop” for the corporate occupier, providing them with a single point of access to a fully co-ordinated range of skilled and specialist services.

This can range from undertaking a single, specific instruction to a comprehensive outsourcing service, encompassing all property advice.

For our major corporate clients we design a bespoke package tailored to meet their particular business needs and individual requirements.

Our Services Include:

Strategic Management

  • Business planning at a strategic level including rationalisation/relocation
  • Assessing the impact of property decisions on business and profitability
  • Minimising occupation costs and maximising operational flexibility


  • Comprehensive and co-ordinated service for all advice
  • From a complete portfolio to a single property instruction

Professional Services

  • Asset management and enhancement
  • Valuations for company accounts, MBO’s, raising finance, taxation, rating, etc
  • Rent reviews, lease renewals and lease monitoring and restructuring

Acquisitions and Disposals

  • Property searches, market overviews and research
  • Investigation of alternative uses and marketing of surplus property
  • A fully co-ordinated “turn-key” service for the development of new operational facilities including site identification, planning, building design and construction 

Ecclesiastical & Education

Professional services on ecclesiastical buildings cover all disciplines but most prominently involve agency (letting and disposal), valuation, fire insurance, building maintenance and repair and town planning. In respect of former ecclesiastical properties, we also undertake business rates appeals and rates management. Clients include the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Methodist churches together with several other faith groups.

Instructions on educational buildings are undertaken for the same groups together with independent educational trusts, private individuals, banks and other financial institutions. Our professional services include agency acquisition and disposal (both lettings and sales for existing and alternative use), building refurbishment and maintenance, structural surveys, town planning and business rates. Our valuation services include advising banks and other financial institutions for secured lending purposes. It also includes assessing properties for company accounts, fire insurance and other purposes.

Occupier Consultancy

We provide a multi-disciplinary service to corporate occupiers tailored to meet their individual needs. All work is co-ordinated by a Client Partner and agreed with the client. Central to our occupier consultancy work is occupier property management which includes financial management ( rent and service charge accounting).

Additional services particular to each individual client are then incorporated to provide a seamless service. Often these services comprise advice on landlord and tenant matters (lease renewals and rent reviews), acquisitions and rationalisations, due diligence and valuation advice in respect of MBOs and MBIs and building fit out and refurbishment in corporate style. Business rates provide a major cost to occupiers and our services include securing rates reductions on appeal and also full rates management.

Strategic Asset Review

Strategic Asset Reviews are an integral part of our consultancy services provided to corporate occupiers. Whether this is in respect of a re-organisation/rationalisation plan or company mergers or acquisitions, Sanderson Weatherall is able to undertake a complete review of your property assets often in conjunction with solicitors to identify areas of opportunity and risk.

For instance, it is our experience that in many company acquisitions property is assessed late or not at all and yet may include major opportunities or more importantly hidden but significant risks.

Our property assessment and lease checking service allows you quickly and confidentially to undertake anything from a high level review through to a detailed inspection and assessment against clearly defined goals and objectives in order to advise you properly and allow business decisions to be made with full information.

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