Industrial agents for Birmingham and the West Midlands
KWB industrial agents in Birmingham provide you with a comprehensive property consultancy service.
Whether you’re an industrial, logistics or warehousing occupier – we take a bespoke, personal approach and utilise our detailed understanding of the industrial market. This enables us to accurately tailor solutions to your specific occupier needs.
Leasehold and freehold acquisitions
We’ll find the right industrial property for you. By establishing a detailed understanding of your requirements, we will shortlist industrial properties in the market that best match your needs. We can help you with the selection process and conduct negotiations on your behalf with the landlord to secure best terms for your lease or freehold agreement.
Design and build consultancy
We can tailor and evaluate property specifications that take into account your unique operation. If you are looking to build an industrial property on land you have acquired, we can analyse the land itself, your size of workforce, the nature of your operations, and many other factors, to determine the floor plan that will work for you, the materials you need to use and how to deliver it on budget.
We value highly the role of research into trends within the industrial property market – it helps to inform us and our clients on business and property decisions. Our attention to detail, when considering market statistics, allows us to consider many factors that may go overlooked when considering the best location for your operation.
Lease analysis and lease renewals
The complexity of industrial lease agreements demands the expertise, experience and market knowledge of a commercial property specialist to review all aspects. This will ensure that nothing is overlooked that could prove problematic in the mid-term or long term future. We can examine the conditions of your current lease should you wish to restructure or renew your existing agreement with your landlord. Taking into account market trends for rental, we can help negotiate the best possible terms for your new lease.
Rent reviews and break clauses
A break clause is a provision in an industrial lease agreement, which enables early termination of lease by a landlord or a tenant, or both. Break clauses have become one of the most important aspects of acquiring industrial space, principally because they can provide the tenant with flexibility within their lease. Break clauses frequently coincide with rent reviews and, with industrial rents beginning to increase, rent reviews are back on the table. KWB can advise and negotiate effectively on your behalf regarding rent reviews and break clauses, as well as all other matters regarding your lease agreement.
Business rates are usually one of the largest items of expenditure for an industrial occupier, after rent and wages. Are you prepared for the revaluation of your industrial premises that will become effective from 1st April 2017? It is essential that any industrial occupier or commercial property owner looks at their current business rates calculation to see if there are any grounds to appeal for a business rates reduction. This could mean savings in rates already paid going back to April 2015 as a business rates rebate AND savings going forward to April 2017.
KWB provides a range of business rates services, including appealing business rates and rates mitigation for owners of empty industrial property. Our advice is impartial with fees geared to savings for the client – until you make a saving, this is a free service and our fees are a percentage of the savings you make.
Assess a building
Acting on your behalf, our building consultancy provides a wide range of industrial property services to help you, as an occupier or owner/occupier, in the acquisition, evaluation or valuation of freehold or leasehold industrial space.
Our qualified building surveyors have many years of experience in negotiating and advising clients with regard to dilapidations, ranging in claim value from £2,000 to £30 million, acting on behalf of landlords and tenants.
Our RICS registered valuer covers the main commercial sectors in the West Midlands and, with additional experience in residential development and licensed/leisure property, means we can appraise and advise on mixed use schemes.