Professional Services

Paul Krendel and John Carter are experienced rent review dispute resolvers acting as Arbitrator or Independent Expert. They regularly receive appointments from the President of the RICS and directly from the parties.

Disputed rent reviews are regularly determined on a variety of office, retail and industrial properties in Central and Greater London.  Our dispute resolvers are used to dealing with difficult cases, sometimes involving complex legal issues, within the auspices of the Arbitration Act 1996 and also as Independent Expert.

All the partners also regularly act as expert witnesses before arbitrators, independent experts and in Court.

Paul Krendel is a former chairman of INDEX, the body representing Independent Experts, and is currently an active member of the committee.

Case Studies

Mandela Way, Southwark, London SE1

John Carter was instructed to act on behalf of the tenant as expert witness in respect of the disputed lease renewal on this modern 14,000 sq ft warehouse property.

Richard House, Mortimer Street W1

Paul Krendel acted as the RICS appointed Arbitrator on this 16,000 sq ft self-contained office building, north of Oxford Street, which had a disputed rent review. Paul decided on the new rent from the review date of April 2016.

Nathan Way, Thamesmead SE28

Levy’s John Carter acted as expert witness on behalf of the landlord, a major private industrial investment company. The case centred around the rental and capital valuations of the property.

Carlos Place, London W1

Paul Krendel recently appeared in the High Court as expert witness on behalf of the tenant, Timothy Taylor. The case was a successful claim for disturbance due to building works with the tenant being awarded 20% compensation.