About Robert

Robert has a master’s degree in Property, Investment and Development from the University of Ulster. Having joined Neil Mason Associates as a graduate surveyor in December 2011, he is currently training for his APC, specialising in property management, lease consultancy and valuation. In his spare time Robert enjoys taking part in a variety of outdoor sporting activities as well as adding to his every growing DVD box set collection.

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Optimise the management of your properties

When it comes to property management, all our clients have one thing in common: they expect their portfolio to be actively managed whilst ensuring the assets are performing to their full potential regardless of the prevailing economic conditions. At Neil Mason Associates, the economic downturn in recent years has meant intensive proactive management across all […]

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Tenant in arrears? What next? Part 3.

So, this is the final instalment in my series of dealing with tenants in rent arrears. Over the last few weeks, I’ve looked at Forfeiture, Pursuing the Guarantor and Statutory Demands. Now we come to Distress or ‘sending in the bailiffs’. As I’ve said before, it’s important to take professional advice when working out which […]

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Tenant in arrears? What next? Part 2.

This is the second post in my series on tenant rent arrears and the options open to landlords to deal with them. Last week, I looked at Forfeiture, so today I’m going to look at Pursuing the Guarantor and Statutory Demands. The third instalment in the series will cover Distress. The steps a landlord takes […]

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Tenant in arrears? What next?

A good landlord and tenant relationship is essential if the businesses belonging to both parties are to run smoothly and be successful. Unfortunately this relationship can become strained should the tenant breach the payment of rent covenant within the lease. Due to the uncertain economic climate that has gripped the business sector over the past […]

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How large is my building – GEA, GIA and NIA?

Surely measuring a medical/commercial property is straightforward? So why can two surveyors come up with two different measurements? The answer is that the area of the premises will vary depending on the purpose. For instance, if you needed a valuation of your premises or wanted to appeal your notional rent, the valuation surveyor will use […]

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Lease or Licence?

Practices allowing associated health professionals to use space within their premises must be careful not to unwittingly grant a lease as opposed to a licence to occupy space. When it comes to commercial law there is no subject quite as abstruse as how a lease and a licence differ. It is essential to distinguish whether […]

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