Chris acts as Arbitrator or Independent Expert on rent review or lease renewal (through PACT) disputes on all types of retail property disputes in England and Wales.
Appointments are made either by the RICS on whose panel Chris has been a member for over 15 years, or by agreement between the parties. He has issued over 200 awards/determinations in that time, and offers a deep level of expertise in this field. Being part of a small firm means Chris can offer a completely independent view in this field, free from conflicts of interest.
Property types vary from large food and non-food stores, to shop units in town centres, to restaurants and stores in Central London.
Chris is Treasurer of Arbrix, which looks after the training and general interests of all property Arbitrators and Independent Experts across England and Wales. The organisation arranges several well attended daily conferences for their members each year, and Chris has spoken regularly at these events.
Chris is an ardent supporter of the PACT (Professional Arbitration on Court Terms) process to deal with lease renewal disputes. He is on an RICS working party which promotes the use of PACT across the property industry, and receives appointments to act as a PACT Arbitrator or Expert, usually privately from the parties concerned.
Chris has also acted as Arbitrator on other types of property dispute such as rent abatement, consent for assignment.
- RICS Panel member for 15 years
- ARBRIX Board Member
- PACT Ambassador