What We Do

Commercial Asset Management • Residential Property Management • Professional Services • Service Charge

As Chartered Surveyors our core objective is to achieve excellence in property management and associated services. We’ve built a reputation, taking problematic management instructions and turning them into valuable assets, in a short time period.

Day and Bell is an industry-leading company offering property asset management and professional surveying services.

We assist with all aspects of asset management for both commercial and residential instructions, with specific expertise including surveying, investment, valuation, insurance, complex service change management, and landlord & tenant services.

Our mixed client base includes Plc Development Companies, Pension Funds, Trusts and Private individuals. We are here to help you make the most of your property and land investments and can assist every step of the way, from acquisition and licensing through to rent collection and maintenance.

Day and Bell is made up of a dedicated team of Chartered Surveyors, consultants and property experts.

Commercial Asset Management

Residential Property Management

Professional Services

Service Charge

Commercial Asset Management

Our commercial property management portfolio has a varied profile including industrial estates, business parks, neighbourhood shopping centres, offices, leisure premises and restaurants, retail units and parades.

The geographical range of our portfolio is also wide with properties from Knightsbridge to Coventry and Essex to Exeter.

Read one of our case studies below, which includes a few examples of our innovative asset management initiatives.

Case Studies

Residential Property Management

We provide a tailored service in relation to the management of apartments and flats. This includes blocks of purpose built premises, mixed use development schemes and conversions. We act for various investment clients, Ground Rent landlords and Residential Management Companies.

As asset managers, we offer a boutique service led by a dedicated Property Manager and accounts team. We collect and administer service charges, supervise repairs and maintenance, as well as major building works.

We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This confirms we maintain the highest standards of financial management and professional services.

As part of our mixed client portfolios, we have a number of apartments and houses. We have a dedicated team who administer residential lettings including regulated tenancies and Assured Shorthold Tenancies. We outsource the individual lettings so that the income is maintained in the most effective manner. For residential property we are covered by the RICS Client Money Protection Scheme. Full guidance here.

Case Studies

Professional Services

Our Chartered Surveyors can help you make informed decisions on all types of property issues

We negotiate leases and rent reviews for owners and occupiers, including re-gearing, lease compliance and consents. Lease negotiations may involve representations to Court, Tribunal, Arbitrators and Independent Surveyors as an Expert Witness.

With our long term perspective on innovative asset management, we balance the objectives in a landlord and tenant relationship while maintaining optimum capital value and return.

Our Chartered Building Surveyors work closely with our Asset Management team in the development, maintenance and repair of our portfolio.

They undertake inspections and reports, Party Wall awards, Schedules of Dilapidations / Condition, construction projects, project monitoring and dispute resolution.

Day and Bell has Chartered Surveyors who are Registered Valuers. They offer appraisal and valuation advice for taxation, dispute resolution, accounting, Charities Act, Trust, Pension Fund and loan security purposes. This includes capital and rental valuations across all asset classes and property types.

We also advise on residential lease extensions, Right to Manage and enfranchisement.

Our Rating Surveyors have the expertise to ensure your business rates bill is as low as possible. There are numerous pitfalls that can affect the unwary when handling business rates appeals, including the risk that your bills could increase.

We have the expertise and experience to provide a realistic approach to handling your business rates issues. We’ll only submit appeals when there are good prospects of securing a saving.

Our service includes:

  • Giving you advice on how to reduce your business rates
  • Dealing with appeals on your behalf
  • Negotiating with the Valuation Office
  • Offering budgetary forecasting
  • Pursuing your case to Valuation Tribunal if necessary
  • Advising on the merits of applying for rate relief when the opportunities arise
  • Helping to reduce liabilities for all types of empty property
  • Ensuring that the effects of building, infrastructure or road works in the locality are considered in your rating liability

We have experience with all types of property from offices, shops and factories, to car showrooms, marinas, stud farms, leisure facilities and many others besides.

Appropriate insurance policies with the correct perils and cover is becoming a higher priority for many property owners. Day and Bell Surveyors Limited is an Appointed Representative of PIB Risk Services Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 308333.

This relationship provides us with an opportunity to obtain high level advice and suitable insurance in respect of Buildings, Terrorism, Engineering, Contents, Public Liability, Contract Works and other specialist policies.

The extent of our large management portfolio also enables PIB Risk Services Limited, through one of their trading styles, to obtain competitive premiums and an enhanced policy wording.

The administration of claims, new risks and renewals is also streamlined so that the partnership between us provides high service standards for owners, investors and tenants.

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Day and Bell regard every property as an opportunity. Day and Bell has advised on significant off-market investment and development transactions, especially in our niche area of neighbourhood shopping centres. Clients appreciate our commitment to long term asset management, ensuring the leases, interests and contracts will be sustainable and realistic for all concerned.

Please see our Properties available for current letting and sales. We deal directly with market transactions and sometimes appoint external or joint agents where we believe results will be improved.

Case Studies

Service Charge

Service charges allow the administration of communal maintenance with effective and fair recovery of costs from occupiers

Day and Bell undertake service charge management on commercial, residential and many mixed use property developments. These involve the maintenance of communal and structural elements of the respective premises.

Our clients, tenants and lessees increasingly find our expertise, commitment to service and knowledge are invaluable elements in their business, home or investment.

Investment in technology and our experienced finance team allows flexible and rigorous accounting functions to suit the most complex circumstances.

Complex questions are regularly posed on Regulation and Statutory Compliance. Concerns are also raised in relation to service charge apportionment and reconciliation.

Our team of experts provide practical advice so that disputes are avoided. However, where necessary, we do attend First Tier Tribunal hearings and County Court. Our philosophy for service charge management involves clear, transparent advice.

Objective information is provided to all parties where our impartial advice allows us to mediate between stakeholder to strengthen the relationships between landlord and tenant.

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