Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Seventh Report

Annex EE

Letter to Mr Nigel Griffiths MP

from J & E Shepherd, Chartered Surveyors



Following your recent instructions we have carried out an inspection over the property at the above address with a view to advising on an appropriate rental assessment.

We have been asked to provide a brief report only at this stage however, we shall be happy to elaborate if this is necessary.

For the avoidance of doubt the subjects comprise a ground floor and basement corner shop unit now utilised as office premises, with a large display frontage to both Minto Street and the adjacent West Mayfield.

The shop extends to 102.54m2 (1,103ft2) over the two floors and is in good condition throughout.

This is a popular locality, surrounded in the main by good quality residences, and being one of the main routes south from the city centre.

On the assumption that a lease was struck in 1997 we are of the opinion of a fair rental from that date would have been £12,000 per annum, assuming normal Full Repairing and Insuring Terms and with no unusual lease terms or provisions.

We trust the foregoing is adequate for your present purposes, however should you require any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.

12 December 2001

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