We are a commercial property plus planning consultancy focused on stores retail, automotive and roadside, petrol and accessory retail, recreation, healthcare and enterprise space areas...Our dedicated Agency teams are represented throughout our UK offices, providing in-depth knowledge across all key specialist market sectors: food retail, automotive & roadside, petrol & convenience retail, healthcare, retail & leisure and busines space.We specialise in mixed-use projects, residential developments and retail led schemes. We also have a proven track record in providing strategic portfolio advice, development consultancy and undertake numerous land disposals. In addition, we identify development opportunities for clients across the residential and retail sectors. Working with our in-house teams, we manage development projects from initial conception through the planning process to construction and completion. Our Corporate Real Estate (CRE) team delivers property management and property accounting services incorporating lease consultancy, building surveying, agency, development and planning, providing integrated services for clients.The Rapleys Lease Consultancy team acts for investors and occupiers of commercial property across the UK, providing advice on all aspects of rent reviews and lease renewals and restructuring.Rapleys’ Investment team provides advice to pension funds, financial institutions, corporate clients, property companies and high net worth individuals on the sale, purchase and funding of commercial investment property across all sectors, however, with particular emphasis on the Practices market specialisms of food, non food and roadside sectors.Our Town Planning team has specialised knowledge and a proven track record in the planning system, across all sectors, throughout the UK. The team prides itself on negotiating and delivering planning permissions within tight timescales and adding value to any development proposal. We specialise in retail, residential, mixed-use, automotive & roadside, healthcare, education, business space, environmental and regeneration.Our Building Surveying team provides a prompt, accurate and professional service across the UK. Every member of the team is experienced in all aspects of commercial property building surveying and applies this knowledge and experience to each instruction. We work for clients across all the key property sectors in the UK. The Rapleys Valuation team combines the benefits of a national presence with specialist knowledge of key sectors, market awareness and technical expertise to provide clients with clear and accurate advice. We undertake a wide variety of instructions ensuring in each case that we have an in depth appreciation of our client’s requirements and tailoring our advice accordingly.Rapleys is expert in the practice of all aspects of rating law, administration, procedure and valuation throughout the UK specialising in a variety of property types including; supermarkets/food stores, motor dealerships, filling stations, sports grounds, distribution warehouses, offices, business space and trade counter premises, retail warehouses and high street shops. We provide a complete rating service and the best rating advice to clients on all aspects of business rates across the UK, including:The Rapleys’ Compulsory Purchase and Compensation team advise a broad range of clients throughout the UK ranging from private landowners, developers and corporate occupiers through to national transport infrastructure providers. The team has extensive experience in advising the private sector on relevant law and Government guidance as well as a long established reputation for advising in respect of complex and high profile cases. We are also adept at maximising compensation in respect of smaller value claims.Rapleys has been known for many years as leaders in the promotion of land through the planning process. We recognise however that the factors that drive businesses to invest in projects that do not yet have the benefit of planning permission extend beyond planning to include important commercial and legal considerations.