Specialists in this increasingly important aspect of London property due to extensive experience acting on behalf of major organisations in the search and acquisition of London D1 premises included Fordham University (New York), St Lawrence University (New York), CIEE, IFSA (Indianapolis, US), L’Ecole Institute Jeannine Manuel, L’Ecole Institute Franco- Anglaise (EIFA) and many others. This is a specialist area that demands clear insight into a multi- faceted range of property aspects including VAT, planning policy across a range of boroughs as well as property and the people involved in this aspect of commercial property across London and the Home Counties.
Due to our extensive work in Midtown, and Bloomsbury in particular, we have become involved with a wide range of D1 Educational and Health organisations. As a result we have acquired a range of fully retained clients in this sector and have dealt with some significant D1 property searches and disposals across London.
D1 is a wide ranging and specialist area that requires specialist experience and insight. We do not just look at the physical size of a D1 space, we explore its appropriateness from a financial as well as spatial point of view assessing Fire Officer viability for high density educational uses as well as VAT implications (a large proportion of D1 Users cannot reclaim VAT).
Due to the extensive diversity of the D1 Use Class there is also significant scope for accommodating pure teaching or medical in alternative accommodation types due to Use Class “crossover”. We have successfully taken advantage of such situations on behalf of clients in the past and to great advantage.
Our extensive work in this sector has also provided us with an instinct for understanding central London boroughs and their approach to planning and the likely outcome of a planning approach should it be necessary.
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