Leasehold Valuation - Commercial property considerations

40.00 GBP

1.5 Hours Formal CPD

There are specific challenges faced by those working with commercial properties in order to ascertain the correct market rental value. Build on your basic valuation techniques and learn new skills to address these challenges and gain a better result for your client.

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Course information

As a high-risk area, identifying the correct market rental value of a commercial property is essential for the valuer to mitigate risk, manage insurance and expand business.

Building on the fundamental principles of valuation, you will consider specific challenges faced by those working in the commercial market, taking into account the need for additional financial considerations that aren’t applicable to residential or industrial markets.

Commercial properties are often ‘unique’ presenting additional challenges to the acquisition and use of effective comparables. How can you adjust them for each property? Consider also how short and long leases affect value and what methods of valuations may best suit varying property types.

Through the identification of specific challenges to commercial valuation, you will refine the skills needed to produce effective reports for your client.    

Course Content

  • List common challenges when valuing commercial leasehold properties
  • The definition of short and long leases
  • Valuing variations short vs. long leases
  • Acquiring and analysing comparables
  • How to consider disrepair and alterations in valuation reports
  • Calculating sinking funds and other financial considerations


Using a PowerPoint presentation as a basis, you will take part in a series of discussions and interactive exercises that will help apply knowledge learnt in the session to real-life scenarios. Discussions will be interspersed throughout with an open question and answer session to close the class.

Why attend this course?

To build on the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for valuing leases, expanding you capability to manage more complex and challenges valuations, specific to commercial properties.

Who should attend?

Commercial property valuers with a working knowledge of valuation methods and processes for leasehold properties.



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Learning outcomes

  • Define the variations in practice when valuing short vs. long leases
  • Identify how to acquire effective comparables for valuing commercial properties
  • List key methods for analysing comparable evidence when valuing commercial properties
  • Calculate a sinking fund
  • Recognise the impact of disrepair and tenant improvements on property valuations
  • Presenter


    Richard Eames

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