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Property Acquisition

Our relationship with Premier Panel Skills (PPS) is one of the oldest we have and dates back to the 1990s.  Premier Panel Skills ( are based in Farnham, Surrey and are one of the country’s leading car body repair specialists.  If you dent a Porsche, Jaguar, Range Rover or one of a host of other marques, your insurer may well send the vehicle to these experts.

PPS decided to move from outdated and dilapidated premises in Aldershot to larger, more modern premises.

Collins and Jarvis advised PPS on the options available in the market at the time.  This allowed PPS to budget and plan for the move in anticipation of their lease expiry in Aldershot.  Various alternative properties were viewed and a unit identified at Monkton Park in Farnham.  Delicate negotiations followed, since even high-end car bodywork repair businesses are not always welcome on business estates.  Terms were agreed and matters coordinated and facilitated to help PPS move with the minimum of double overhead.

Once in the new property, an incorrect business rates assessment was identified by Collins and Jarvis. This was appealed, with a delighted client learning of a cash saving in excess of £32,000 achieved.

This is a good example of where the client has been able to liaise with a single point of contact through lease expiry, property acquisition and rating appeal without being pushed to different departments – as can happen with some of the larger Firms.


“We cannot speak highly enough of the invaluable contribution Collins and Jarvis make to all aspects of our property management.  They totally co-ordinated our premises relocation, have successfully appealed our rateable value and dealt with rent reviews for us.  Deciding to use the services of Collins and Jarvis has been one of the smartest business decisions we have ever made.”

Lynne Wallis, Director, Premier Panel Skills Ltd”