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Expert advice on all property matters

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, a time will come when you need specialist advice.

Our Professional team deals with all types of Commercial and Residential property in Sussex and the South East. Our services include valuations, rent reviews, business rates, lease renewals, lease extensions, enfranchisement, arbitration and expert witness.

We are all RICS Registered Surveyors and Valuers, with each Partner having expertise in a particular field. Through Continuing Professional Development, we keep up to date with the latest legislation and case law.

Our knowledge of the local market is backed up by our firm’s archives which span over 120 years. Our fees are competitive and our commitment to helping you make the right property decision is clear.

At Graves Son & Pilcher, we enjoy high repeat business because we genuinely listen to our clients and work hard to build a rapport with each one. By putting your interests first and by offering personal service, we create trusted partnerships.

Contact us today for an informal, no-obligation meeting.

Our professional property services

Our specialist areas

Graves Son & Pilcher are the only local firm to act for landlords against telecoms operators. Our Head of Department, Mark Deacon spent 15 years in the telecoms sector, initially advising operators, then landlords on lease matters relating to masts and telecoms structures. 

Colin Davies is a highly regarded Arbitrator and Independent Expert, appointed by the President of the RICS to undertake work on their behalf in difficult landlord and tenant cases. 

Philip Manning is our ratings specialist, who can offer advice on transitional relief, on maximising the benefit of empty property relief and on the removal of premises from the rating list in the event of redevelopment or refurbishment.

Our Chartered Surveyors are all RICS Registered Valuers who can undertake any type of formal Red Book valuation. We are regularly instructed by solicitors and accountants to act on their clients’ behalf. 

We also have extensive experience in Leasehold Extension and Enfranchisement, working closely with our Property Management team.

"Throughout our association with Graves Son & Pilcher we have received personalised help and excellent advice from the partners and staff on all our properties, both commercial and domestic, a relationship that feels akin to a partnership. They are people who we can turn to for honest, professional and friendly advice at any time. We look forward to many more years in our relationship with Graves Son & Pilcher.”
David Shaw (Avery Holdings Ltd)

Why Choose Graves Son & Pilcher?

Market knowledge - Our insight into local property allows us to provide accurate advice and negotiate the best of terms on rent reviews and lease renewals. Our Partners have a combined experience of over 100 years in the local property market.

Property evidence – We are one of the oldest independent firms in Brighton & Hove, with a vast database of comparable evidence at our fingertips, going back to 1897.

Highly regulated – All our Chartered Surveyors are RICS Registered Valuers and are governed by the RICS Professional rules of conduct. All our valuations are peer reviewed, counter signed and audited by the RICS.

Outstanding - When last audited by the RICS in 2018, our firm was declared “Outstanding”. Our Partners deal directly with each client and do not delegate to a junior member of staff.

RICS experts - Our Head of Department is an RICS APC Assessor and Chair of the Assessors Panel. Another Partner, Colin Davies, is an RICS appointed Arbitrator & Independent Expert. 

Multidisciplinary – We offer every discipline under one roof and work together with our Commercial Agency and Property Management colleagues so that clients benefit from our shared knowledge and expertise. 

Competitive fees – Our fees are in line with our competitors and reflect the level of service and excellent results we achieve.

Professionalism - The manner in which we conduct business is valued by our clients. Our discretion, integrity and knowledge are rewarded with loyalty: many clients having been with us for decades.

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