People

Philip Smith

Partner

Location

London (West End)

Contact Philip

T: +44 (0)20 7333 6319

E: psmith@geraldeve.com

Philip is an Partner in our Lease Consultancy team.He specialises in providing advice on retail and restaurant property throughout Greater London and the South East.

Philip provides budgeting advice for forthcoming rent reviews and lease renewals followed by negotiation and settlement of cases. He has extensive experience of third party referrals to Arbitrators and Independent Experts and writing expert reports for Court.

Specific Experience

Philip acts for Costa, WH Smith, Gondola (Pizza Express, ASK & Zizzi), KFC, the Co-operative Group, Ping Pong, La Senza, RAL and Maroush.

Rent review for Pizza Express in Thayer Street, London W1.The landlord was seeking a substantial increase in the rent. Philip was able to use his knowledge of both A1 and A3 sectors to obtain the best result for Pizza Express.

Lease renewal for Costa, Crouch End,north London.The demised premises not only included our client’s coffee shop but also sublet offices above the branch, which the landlord was not obliged to take back. Philip negotiated favourable terms on renewal including a tenant’s only break with no penalty at the end of the sixth year and a £6,500 pa decrease in the headlease rent.