NHS England requires practices to negotiate rent with landlord.
Practices occupying leasehold premises are now subject to a new procedure when dealing with Rent Reviews.
NHS England requires rent reviews for surgery premises to be negotiated between the landlord and tenant by an RICS qualified surveyor. A rent review memo must then be signed between the two parties, prior to being reviewed by the District Valuer.
From a tenant's perspective, the overriding issue is to ensure that whatever is agreed between the parties has little chance of being challenged by the District Valuer. There is a possibility that if the District Valuer's opinion is lower than that already agreed, the Practice may have to make up the difference from its own pocket.
At Neil Mason Associates, our RICS qualified surveyors have substantial experience in negotiating rent reviews for surgery and healthcare premises and will ensure that this does not happen. We negotiate with your landlord on your behalf, only recommending a settlement that is supported by viable evidence.
Read Tom's helpful blog post on the supporting documents required by NHS England to finalise the rent review process.