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Business Rates & Lease Advisory Consultants

Maughan Mitchell is an independent firm of chartered surveyors established in 1992 by Simon Maughan, specialising in advising and representing clients in relation to Business Rates, Commercial Lease Issues and Property Portfolio Management. In February 2010 Chris Mitchell joined the practice from Lambert Smith Hampton, having previously been a founding partner in Holland Mitchell, which LSH acquired.

We currently have offices in Southampton and Bristol but are active throughout the country.

At Maughan Mitchell we focus on giving a professional but friendly personal service to our clients and place much emphasis on developing long term mutually beneficial working relationships. Our objectives are to provide specialist knowledge on a highly informative basis in areas which can often be disruptive and time consuming to clients.

Maughan Mitchell is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and our surveyors are all qualified as Members of the RICS.

Business Rates & Lease Advisory Consultants

What We Do


Business Rates

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Lease Consultancy and Acquisition

Lease Consultancy and Acquisition

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Property Portfolio Management

Property Portfolio Management

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If you are paying business rates, our expert team can ensure your tax liability is minimised and maintained at the lowest possible level.

We have a proven track record, with over 30 years’ experience, advising both occupiers and property owners, in the reduction and minimisation of their business rates liabilities. Our in-depth knowledge of the rating system, including legislation and case law, has enabled us to successfully minimise clients’ tax liabilities across a diverse range of properties; this includes the main classes of offices, warehouses, factories and shops and more specialist property types, such as public houses, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, car showrooms, car parks, casinos, pyrotechnic compounds, residential show homes, marinas, ferry terminals and golf clubs.

On a predominantly performance related fee basis, Maughan Mitchell provide a friendly and professional specialist business rates service, ensuring our clients’ tax liabilities are minimised.

Our expert team offer a friendly and personal, high quality, professional service.

At Maughan Mitchell we are experienced in advising both landlords and tenants in connection with all commercial lease issues; this includes rent reviews, lease renewals, lease re-gears, break options, dilapidations, lease assignment / sub-letting, pre-acquisition advice and transactional management.

Our experienced team understand that an extensive knowledge of lease covenants, rent review provisions, repairing obligations, landlord and tenant statutes and case law are all important to secure the very best results for clients. With our in-depth knowledge, we are able to provide solutions and strategies for landlords and tenants, to ensure the most favourable terms are secured.

Our Asset Management service is for both property funds and private investors, focused on delivering enhanced income and capital growth. We provide a ‘one-stop’ service tailored to our clients’ needs, always seeking to maximise performance and returns through proactive and imaginative property management strategies and close liaison with tenants. We seek to identify and act upon opportunities for improved property performance as well as provide solutions to problems that can arise.

We deal extensively with industrial, office and retail sector property holdings that are occasionally geographically diverse adopting a ‘hands on’ approach whilst always focusing on the key goals of preserving and enhancing rental income and capital value.

What our clients say…

Associated British Ports logo

“We have used Maughan Mitchell extensively on Town Quay to provide landlord and tenant advice and undertake business rates appeal work over a number of years. They have provided us with a first class service throughout demonstrating a high level of expertise and close understanding of our aims and objectives which has enabled them to produce excellent results for us.”

Lex Hanham - Town Quay Manager, Associated British Ports
todd doors logo

“Maughan Mitchell are unparalleled in the world of rates mitigation.  A tenacious, immensely knowledgeable and hugely likeable team who get solid results.”

Shelagh Doyle of Todd Doors
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“Maughan Mitchell do a great job for us!”

Delicious Dining
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“We have been professionally advised by Maughan Mitchell for 24 years.  A very successful partnership covering our expansion into both leasehold and purchase of factory premises.   Additionally, over these years our business rates have continued to be very successfully negotiated.”

Mike Bull - MD, Gordano Support Group
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“As a residential developer the business of managing a commercial estate does not come naturally. Having Maughan Mitchell on our side was extremely beneficial not only from a day to day management perspective, but also when it came down to the specialised consultancy advice relating to lease negotiations, rent reviews and business rates mitigation on vacant units. Genuine, pro-active, expert, personable and highly recommended.”

Ben Boyce, Ashill Developments

Our Clients

Below is a selection of some of our clients, please click on a logo to visit their website.