Working closely with our in-house M&E engineers, Malcolm Hollis offers a wealth of experience to both landlords and tenants regarding the complex issues concerning the appropriateness and recoverability of building fabric/services expenditure.

As specialists in landlord and tenant matters we are fully conversant with the latest service charge case law, procedures and guidelines.  The input of our in-house environmental team also offers considerable value to our clients.  We are innovative in applying modern thinking to traditional service charge applications.  Since the financial consequences of service charges can be significant (whether you’re a landlord or tenant), the consideration of service charges is of prime importance in the technical due diligence process.  In addition, by working for both landlords and tenants we apply fully-reasoned and well-balanced logic, delivering pragmatic advice to all of our clients.

In leasehold property, landlords and tenants can have markedly differing objectives and the potential for dispute is therefore high. Being at the forefront of landlord and tenant dispute resolution for many years, we are proud of our track record in delivering equitable and commercial solutions in this complex area.

Well before any dispute has escalated, we can equally be involved at a far earlier stage to advise on landlord or tenant service charge strategy. This ensures that, as far as possible, potential disputes are eliminated or resolved before becoming contentious. Should a dispute become contentious we can offer a comprehensive range of dispute resolution options.

We understand that there will be occasions when it is necessary for you to seek advice from other professionals, for instance lawyers.  Vivien King – legal consultant to Malcolm Hollis – has a wealth of experience in the property litigation field having practised for years as a partner in a well known firm of solicitors.  Whilst no longer in practice, she can help you in directing your questions to the right people including barristers.

Of course, as a building surveying practice we also offer a full range of project services (including in-house M&E expertise) so are well placed to design, tender and administrate repair and refurbishment schemes.