“I first arrived at FHP as a student considering a career in property, 13 years later I am proud to be a Director of the business, getting positive results for my clients and helping build a strong professional services team”
As a Director within FHP’s Professional Services Team my own work now focuses primarily on two areas. Business Rates to reduce liabilities whether a building is occupied or vacant and Lease Consultancy providing advice to both Landlords and Tenants at lease renewal, rent review and during lease re gear negotiations.
I am experienced in providing Expert Witness evidence at both Valuation Tribunal and during the course of dispute resolution regarding rent reviews and lease renewals.
I work across the Country for a wide variety of clients from institutional investors and pension funds to entrepreneurial businesses and developers.
I am also an APC Counsellor to a number of the FHP Graduates and I help co-ordinate in-house training sessions to support our APC candidates.
- Acting for Institutional and private Landlords in agreeing lease renewals and rent reviews across the Midlands
- Spearheading the growth of FHP’s Business Rates mitigation scheme for empty properties
- Dealing with Business Rates appeals for a wide variety of properties from across the Country
- Auditing clients Business Rates demands to ensure that all changes are correctly applied and any reliefs that could be achieved are applied for
- Advising clients on Investment acquisitions
I have a young family and whilst they deal out their fair share in sleepless nights give plenty of fun times as well. I absolutely love sport, playing cricket for Ravenshead and I am a member at Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club. My football team is Nottingham Forest but I love going to Trent Bridge on a summers day to watch England play.
“We were made aware of Alastair’s in-depth and comprehensive valuation after a Residential Developer in Derbyshire, whose development required funding, presented me with a previous valuation, which was conducted by Alastair. At which point, we appointed Alastair to re-value the development site, whilst also asking FHP to join our trusted valuation panel, as we felt their high standards corresponded with our own.”
Mark Copson – Oblix Capital
“We instructed Alastair Fearn to prepare a Valuation of our Office to establish both the Capital Value and also the Reinstatement cost for Insurance purposes. The figures provided have been helpful, especially with regard to the Insurance element, making sure that we have the correct level of cover.”
Andrew Reed – AIM International
“Alastair Fearn has been not only particularly helpful in relation to my helping me with my Business Rate liabilities but he was always approachable, available and easy to deal with. I would be happy to recommend him.”
Paul Dixon – Universal Supplies Ltd
“The advice Alastair Fearn provided us with was clear, well presented and accurate allowing us to build a genuine picture of our investment and decide on the next step.”
Richard Carter – Keyload Limited
“Alastair Fearn has been instrumental in making sure that our investment property serves us well for years to come. Our tenant had gone into Administration and the value of our property was in free fall. We are grateful to Alastair for providing us with sound advice in relation to not only rent recovery but dilapidations and then finding a new tenant for us without needing to take the property to the market. We now have a strong tenant who has signed a lease for 10 years which has not only restored our income stream but also the value of the property.”
Mohan Sahni – JJ Properties
“I have recently reviewed your valuation report and I just wanted to say I thought it was an excellent well-presented report with good transparent methodology and communication. As a team we review 40 valuation reports a week here and it would be good if they were all like yours. Unfortunately they are not!”
Neil Richardson, Real Estate Director – InterBay Commercial
“Having previously employed other rating surveyors without success I was interested to see if a different approach from FHP would yield a positive result. I was therefore extremely pleased when I was informed of the Valuation Tribunal decision and I would like to express my thanks to Alastair Fearn for his hard work in achieving this result.”
Leon Jacobson – Grade Products