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Alastair Fearn
Director, MRICS
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0115 908 2100
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07917 460 025
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Alastair Fearn

“Around every corner is a problem, and I thrive on solving these for my clients, whether they're a small individual pension fund or a multinational.”

Profile

I am a committed and knowledgeable individual and I enjoy the challenge of working in the property industry. I treat my clients’ properties and interests with as much care and attention as I would my own, always making sure that I can be proud of the result achieved. 

I enjoy the range of work I encounter on a daily basis, whether it’s negotiating with the Valuation Office Agency in relation to business rates, renegotiating leases on behalf of landlords and tenants or advising a client on an investment acquisition. 

I regularly appear at Valuation Tribunal and most recently won a case relating to the granting of allowances to Businesses negatively affected by the roadworks caused by the Nottingham Tram system. This judgment meant that the businesses I represent gained a greater allowance than any other warehousing occupier in Nottingham. 

Being MRICS qualified and an RICS Registered Valuer enables me to put into practice the knowledge I’ve gained within the FHP Agency team, to adopt a practical approach to the technical matters of not only Lease Renewals, Re-gears and Rent Reviews, but also Business Rate appeals. I feel that my Agency background enables me to provide my clients with a complete picture of the market and where their expectations should lie. 

I deal primarily with office, warehousing, retail/leisure premises but whatever the property, I try to adopt a prompt and practical approach to ensure that my clients’ interests are best represented.

Current Role

  • Acting for Institutional and private Landlords in agreeing lease renewals and rent reviews across the Midlands
  • Dealing with Business Rates appeals for a wide variety of properties from Offices, Warehouses to Car Showrooms, Pubs and Wedding Venues
  • 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.

Interests

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.

Testimonials

“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

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