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Commercial Rent Review Appointment Service

Commercial Rent Review Appointment Service

Rent reviews allow the periodical adjustment of commercial rents to the market level current at the date of review. They take place at whatever intervals are agreed in the rent review clauses in the commercial lease.

Rent reviews typically occur every three to five years, a frequency reflecting the general shortening of lease lengths in recent times. Poorly conducted rent reviews can lead to financial loss, stalemate in agreeing new rents, and even termination of the lease.

How can DRS help?

If you are due to undergo a rent review on a commercial property but you cannot agree the new rent with your landlord or tenant, there is often a rent review clause in the lease which stipulates a procedure for third party dispute resolution.

RICS is named in 99% of commercial leases, you can apply to us to appoint an Arbitrator or Independent Expert from the President’s Panel on your behalf.

What are the benefits of using DRS?

  • We have over 40 years’ experience of managing disputes in the built environment, and resolving them without the need to go to court. 
  • Using alternative dispute resolution methods tends to be cheaper and quicker than going through the courts, and our customers have saved thousands of pounds appointing our experts to resolve their disputes.
  • We are independent, so we can ensure you deal with an impartial and experience professional who is highly credible in the area of dispute. 
  • All of our Arbitrators and Independent Experts are strictly assessed and monitored to ensure that they are able to manage dispute resolution processes effectively, in a timely manner and based on the relevant law and practice.

How do I apply for an appointment?

To make an application for the appointment of an Arbitrator or Independent Expert from the President's Panel, please complete and email us the application form below. Please note, we charge an administration fee of £425 to make an appointment. 

Download the application form

Contact the DRS team

  • RICS Dispute Resolution Service
    55 Colmore Row
    Birmingham
    B3 2AA
  • Call: +44 (0) 20 7334 3806
  • Email us