When property disputes within the leisure and caravan industry arise they can significantly impact a business, not only financially but also in terms of reputation and customer perception, if left unresolved.
It is vital any property dispute encountered by a leisure and caravan operator is dealt with by a qualified professional, so if this happens to your business you must be sure to seek expert advice.
One person who is available to assist with such disagreements is industry expert Sam Spencer who is a member of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) President’s Panel, an RICS Accredited Expert Witness and specialist in the hospitality, leisure and licensed property trade.
Sam is an associate at property consultant Bruton Knowles and has more than 20 years’ experience of working in the hospitality and leisure industry. He works alongside other RICS President’s Panel members to provide resolutions to land and property industry disputes as part of the organisation’s dispute resolution service.
Sam said: “I assist holiday park operators with a range of issues including valuing, buying and selling property, along with advising on valuation disputes which may arise. I also liaise with local authorities to assess potential development opportunities in terms of access and provision of facilities, and assist with the planning application process.”
James Bailey, partner at Bruton Knowles said: “The commercial and investment acumen which Sam holds is vast, and businesses within the leisure industry can be confident in his ability to provide the most knowledgeable advice and achieve the maximum potential and return from each property scheme and transaction.”
RICS Director of ADR Services, Dr John Fletcher, said: “RICS’ Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) is the UK’s leading provider of alternatives to the courts for the resolution of property related disputes.
“We also accredit members to act as expert witnesses to support and inform decisions in litigation and other judicial proceedings. DRS will only appoint professionals as expert witnesses when we are satisfied they are highly proficient in terms of their subject matter expertise and ability to discharge the role to a very high level.
“Sam’s appointment to the President’s panel was made following a rigorous interview process. His market knowledge is first rate, and his appointment will ensure DRS will continue to deliver a superb, high quality, service to the property industry.”
RICS is a global professional body, which promotes and enforces the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.
Bruton Knowles offers advice on many outdoor leisure developments, businesses and proposals, typically when offering consultancy services regarding farm diversity, and to lenders investors and owners of rural leisure businesses.
Bruton Knowles is an Associate Membership of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, which is owner-administered and the principal organisation looking after the interests of home and holiday park owners throughout the UK.