If you need help finding a shop to lease on a short or long-term basis, please contact DTR Surveyors as we can help you source the ideal unit & negotiate the best possible terms on your behalf. We act for a range of clients from landlords and tenants to investors and developers.


We are instructed by local, regional and national retailers to advise on their property-related matters including acquisitions, disposals and lease renewals. Our acquisition strategy for our retailer clients includes sourcing retail units suitable for their occupational needs throughout Wales and England enabling them to strengthen their existing portfolio. This includes high street, shopping centre and retail park acquisitions. Existing retailer clients, who we have successfully helped acquire units include E-Cigarette Direct, Papa John, Sobeys, Ganesha Handicrafts, Gloden, Subway, Parsons Bakery and WiWo. DTR can help you find premises to meet your specific requirements.

We also assist landlords and occupiers with disposals so if you are looking to dispose of premises, either on a freehold or leasehold basis, we can provide you with an effective marketing strategy and advice on what rent or price you might expect to achieve in the current market.


DTR specialises in all aspects of commercial property investments, with a specific focus on retail and mixed-use. The importance of seeking professional advice cannot be overstated, whether buying, selling or simply making a decision on one of the many aspects that are likely to confront property investors.

DTR Surveyors provide valuable advice to local and national private investor clients on acquisitions, using our in-depth retail sector knowledge, to ensure that they are purchasing a sound and properly structured investment. In relation to investment sales, we advise on marketing strategy and as a result of our long-established contacts and deep involvement within the market, we are conversant with values being obtained locally and nationally.

Please see our ‘recent deals’ section for examples of recent investment acquisitions and sales, which we have successfully been involved with.

Lease Renewals / Lease Restructures

DTR has successfully negotiated and completed lease renewals and lease restructures by acting on behalf of landlords and occupiers. Whether you are a landlord trying to protect your asset as an investment or an occupier looking to make substantial savings for your business, a lease re-gear or lease restructure can provide you with an optimum outcome in a difficult market.

Lease renewals are often over-looked by local and regional retailers, who choose to carry out this process in-house without instructing a professional surveyor as they prefer to avoid paying fees. However, it is a very complex process and retailers should always seek professional advice. We can apply our expertise and detailed knowledge of the local commercial market in assessing what is a fair rent for the property. We will then strive to agree terms that are most favourable to your business. Our local knowledge can help occupiers make significant savings – our fees are solely based on the savings we make for you.