I was lucky enough to have Saul be responsible for a freehold/leasehold negotiation ….an area I had no experience in or special knowledge about. Saul provided timely,professional and expert advice and led the negotiations with skill and common sense.Would I use him again? You betcha!
I had a property I was marketing where the lease length of the flat was putting buyers off as it was only 57 years and a client who had no experience of lease extension issues and needed the issue explained in detail and their hand held through the process.
We introduced our client to Saul Gerrard who took control of matters from start to finish, updating our client and us every step of the way and making this stressful process much simpler. The property all of a sudden became a lot more attractive to potential buyers and was under offer a matter of days after Saul’s involvement.
The client was grateful for Saul’s help and negotiations with a well know, troublesome Freeholder. I am also thankful that due to Saul’s intervention, the property has now exchanged contracts and completed.
Thanks for all the hard work and effort Saul.
We have a property portfolio, some commercial and residential.
Most important thing for any investor is to have a good legal and professional advice, we have been using Saul Gerrard for our lease renewals and lease extensions and any other professional advice with regards to our property portfolio.
We will highly recommend Saul Gerrard and his company.
There are lots of surveyors and they do work hard but Saul Gerrard always produce favourable results.
We highly recommend!
Saul acted for me in connection with a probate valuation in 2017 and I was impressed with his professionalism and helpful, prompt advice.
SGS were suggested to me by my agents when I needed an extension on my lease, in order to sell my property. I could not be happier for having Saul Gerrard taking care of the lease extension negotiations. Being abroad throughout the whole process, I quickly felt I could trust SGS to deliver.
They took time to explain clearly every step of this complex process and were extremely competent and tenacious in chasing the landlords’ surveyors for a response.
At the end, they managed to negotiate a lower premium than the landlords’ ‘best figure’ and worked together with my agents and solicitors to ensure the smooth completion of the sale.
I would recommend SGS anytime unreservedly.
Thank you very much for the full and comprehensive expert valuation report you provided on the recent matter. This was everything such a report needs to be. Highly detailed taking account of all issues that could affect value; clear and well documented; and most importantly with an excellent and concise executive summary so that one could get to grips with the whole report in the first few pages.
I recently had to review the rent on my sole shop. I wanted the peace of mind that a qualified surveyor provides in the legality of the paperwork and a competitive rental.
I prefer using people on recommendation or from personnel experience. I was pleased to find a new specialist firm led by Saul Gerrard (who was with a mainly residential agency in North London when I first met him)
His staff came to survey the premises and Saul then prepared a report on rental levels, and implementation strategy. We discussed this over a short period including several phone calls, where all my questions were answered thoroughly and patiently.
As I live over the shop, it was also important to me to preserve a harmonious landlord/tenant relationship. This was respected and continues into our new lease period, with all the documents completed by SGS.
I would recommend anyone in a similar position, which I would describe as “the less you know, the more you need them”