Building Consultancy - Tenants

Building Consultancy for Commercial Property Tenants

Work with Colliers' building consultancy team to minimise tenant property costs and ensure a level playing field with landlords.

Property is regarded as a primary asset class and as such requires building consultancy services at a professional level akin to that of other major asset classes. For Occupiers, flexibility and minimising property costs are paramount. With our diverse range of skills and wealth of experience we can deal with property issues on your behalf and let you focus on your core business. We can ensure a level playing field when dealing with Landlords and reduce your property related overheads. We can improve your working environment and reduce lease liabilities both at the outset of your term and also leading up to lease end.

Technical Due diligence

Prior to entering into a lease agreement, you may wish to reduce the risk of encountering any unforeseen issues with the tenancy during the lease term.

We have a great deal of experience in reporting on all aspects of building structure, fabric and services and our Technical Due Diligence reports will enable you to enter into lease agreements confident of the quality of the premises.

Specification writing

In any construction project, a detailed and accurate specification of works is essential to ensure that the finished works reflect what was envisaged at the design stage.

A construction specification details the works to be carried out, the materials to be used, the level of workmanship and the quality required.

The specification forms an important component of the Tender Documentation and is therefore important for ensuring accurate cost information is obtained.

Our Building Consultancy team has a great deal of experience in drawing up specification documentation and will be able to formulate accurate specification documentation to deliver your project requirements.

Contract administration

On smaller projects, rather than employing a raft of separate consultants, appointing a Contract Administrator to act as a one-stop service can be simpler, quicker and less expensive.

Colliers Building Consultancy provide Contract Administration services for your projects and our Chartered Surveyors are able advise on the selection and implementation of the most appropriate form of contract to suit the requirements of your project.

We have vast expertise in providing the following all under a single appointment:

  • Development and understanding of the project aims and requirements of the client
  • Production of design specifications, preparation of the contract documents, including all drawings, schedules etc
  • Tendering and procurement to the open market
  • Preparing tender analysis documentation making recommendations to the client on how best to proceed
  • Valuing and certifying the works and administering the practical completion;
  • Robustly monitoring contractor performance
  • Ensuring your building project is completed on time and to budget
  • Working in tandem with a range of other professional consultants, including M&E, structural and quantity surveyors

Dilapidations (make good/reinstatement)

We have considerable experience in representing Tenants in the assessment of their reinstatement (Make Good) obligations under the terms of a lease and the subsequent negotiations with the Landlord.

Our services include:

  • General dilapidations strategy advice
  • Preparation of dilapidations liability reports
  • Negotiations of financial settlement to achieve a favourable financial settlement for the Tenant
  • Specification and management of the works in lieu of a financial settlement

In the past 5 years we have settled 50+ dilapidations negotiations - and on average have reduced the agreed final settlement claim to approximately 30% of the Landlord’s initial claim.

Premises Condition Reports

Premises condition reports accurately record a property's state of repair and condition at lease commencement.

By obtaining a benchmark of the current condition of a premises at lease commencement, it is possible to limit a Tenant’s future reinstatement liabilities at lease end.

Development Monitoring

The Colliers International Building Consultancy team have the expertise to act in the role of Development Monitor – acting for owners and investors to report upon progress on site and to advise on potential risks to the our client.

In the role of Development Monitor, the Colliers Building Consultancy team works with project teams to represent and protect the interests of our client.

Space planning and CAD Services

Our in house CAD Engineers can undertake accurate measured surveys of your premises and formulate accurate drawings utilizing Computer Aided Design.

We utilise these drawings to assist with your space planning to ensure that your business objectives are reflected on site in the most space efficient way.


  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Hotels
  • Government
  • Large scale residential

Contact – David Guy – Building Consultancy

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