Property Management

Property Management

We offer clients a complete or partial asset management service, covering a diverse range of property portfolio’s, using a state of the art comprehensive property management system.

Hanson Chartered Surveyors is Huddersfield based and provides a complete property management service to a range of clients including property companies, private pension funds, charities and high net worth individuals.

We have a hands-on, responsive and pro-active approach to managing our client’s property portfolios. We offer a personalised service where all instructions are Director led and supported by a surveying and accounting team.

Our approach is to structure your leases to maximise rental income and to ensure full recovery, where possible, of landlord’s expenditure through properly structured service charge arrangements, and annual budgeting. All carried out within the legal framework of Landlord and Tenant legislation and to RICS regulation and professional standards.

Commercial property management is more than a technical process. When advising our clients we understand the importance of ascertaining their current and future aspirations, so that we can deliver an estate management policy which forms an integral part of our client’s strategy. We have aimed to adopt such an approach with our current management stock which includes a range of property types throughout Kirklees and Calderdale, and as far afield as Dorset.

At Hanson Chartered Surveyors we undertake estate management and accounting services, which includes:

  • Rent collection
  • Service charge collection
  • Buildings Insurance recharge
  • Distribution of client monies from individual client accounts

We manage a variety of industrial, retail and office properties, which are multi-tenanted. In such circumstances we organise and monitor repairs of common areas to the building, and put in place health & safety audits and regular fire alarm testing.

We encourage good landlord and tenant relationships through regular contact with tenants and period inspections to ensure not only the landlord’s needs are satisfied, but also those of our tenants, to keep the properties in good condition and looking at their best.

Market conditions are continually monitored with advice being provided on future developments so to continually evolve and provide growth, both in terms of rental and capital maximisation.

We comply with RICS regulation to comply with certain Codes of Practice defining best standards including the Service Charge Code and the Lease Code.

Proper accounting and handling of client monies is regulated and audited annually by RICS and we comply with the Clients Money Protection Scheme where money is held by the firm. This sets out and monitors strict procedures and provides insurance for clients.

Contact Us

For more information on how our property management team can help your commercial property requirements, please contact Mark Hanson.

Case Studies

30 Market Street

Known locally as Kirklees House or CableTel House and NTL House, 30 Market Street represents the best available quality offices in the town centre.

Hanson Chartered Surveyors acquired the property on behalf of private clients in 2006 as an empty building, from Evans of Leeds.

The building was refurbished and let to multiple tenants over a period of time and is managed by us to provide a good return on the original investment. One of the keys to ensuring a good return is to ensure a properly accounted service charge budget, to include capital as well as revenue items, which must be recovered from the tenants – the tenants have confidence in the budget because this is reviewed annually against actual expenditure with transparency being essential.

The fair and adequate recovery of service charge items can (and more often does) make the difference between a building being a good or poor investment. The quality of the leases and the service charge provision, therefore has a direct effect on the capital value of the investment.

Buildings tend to have a natural turnover of tenants and 9 years on, we are looking again for new occupiers of the vacant space.

Unit 10 Pennine Business Park

Our client has charitable status and the property is held as an investment which provides an important revenue stream.

It comprises a modern pavilion style B1 office building constructed in the mid-2000’s on an out of town office park located close to the M62 motorway.

Let on institutional terms granted on a full repairing and insuring lease to a large national occupier, Hanson Chartered Surveyors undertakes the following services:

  • Collection of rent
  • Collection of service charge
  • Recovery of building insurance premium
  • Periodic inspection
  • Payment of service charge to the business park management company
  • Distribution of client monies

Leeds Road Mini Park

This is a market leading trade counter warehouse development consisting of 12 modern single storey industrial units, in a single terrace, with forecourt fronting the exceptionally busy Leeds Road (A62 Huddersfield/Leeds Trunk Road) on the edge of the Huddersfield ring road.

Hanson Chartered Surveyors has managed the park on behalf of a private client for in excess of 20 years, providing a full property management service.

The leases are standard across the units, drawn on full repairing and insuring terms with tenants contributing to a site service charge, which includes landlord services such as regular landscape maintenance and tidying.
In recent years there has been an emphasis on retaining tenants and filling voids. The park is currently fully let and continues to achieve the highest rental rate of any of the trade counter developments along the Leeds Road corridor, currently achieving £12.50 per sq ft.

Hanson Chartered Surveyors carries out the following services:

  • Collection of rent
  • Collection of service charge
  • Recovery of building insurance premium
  • Service charge budgeting
  • Organisation of landlord services and repairs
  • Periodic inspections
  • Health & Safety audits
  • Quarterly distributions to the client

In addition, we undertake and provide the following services:

  • Agency and letting of vacant units
  • Negotiation and documenting of rent reviews
  • Negotiation and completion of lease renewals
  • Service and negotiation of Schedules of Dilapidations

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