Welcome To Barber Wadlow

Niche property adviser to the automotive and fuel retailing sectors, with over 50 years of genuine market experience.

We deliver high quality advice tailored specifically to the individual client. Clients include operators, investors and lenders. We provide agency and professional services ranging from investment portfolio management through to acquisition / disposal, rent review and valuations for petrol filling stations, c-stores, motorway service areas, vehicle dealerships and roadside property.

Our coverage includes the UK, as well as Europe. We provide: strategic advice – enhancing value – reducing costs – through a proactive approach, we protect clients’ interests. For more information, or for a confidential discussion, please contact us below.

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What We Do

  • Roadside


  • Fuel Retailing

    Fuel Retailing

  • Automotive Retail

    Automotive Retail

What We Do


  • Jemca Toyota, London


    Rent Review & Lease Re-Gear - Jemca Toyota, London

    Advising investor client in respect of rent review and subsequent lease re-gear.

  • Volvo & Nissan Dealerships, Reading


    Acquisition - Volvo & Nissan Dealerships, Reading

    Advising investor client on the acquisition of freehold investment of Volvo and Nissan dealerships let to Motorline and Volvo Car UK Limited.

  • Co-Op Petrol Filling Station, Romsey


    Lease Renewal - Co-Op Petrol Filling Station, Romsey

    Advising Southern Co-Operative in respect of renewal of their lease and licence for alterations.

  • Former Filling Station, Loughborough


    Sale - Former Filling Station, Loughborough

    Advised Motor Fuel Group on sale of former petrol filling station to hand car wash operator.

  • Former Honda Dealership, Bristol


    Lease Surrender & Re-Letting - Former Honda Dealership, Bristol

    Provided lease surrender advice to investor client and subsequently re-letting to tenant, Imperial Cars.

  • Mazda Dealership, Croydon


    Rent Review - Mazda Dealership, Croydon

    Rent review on behalf of landlord, CBRE Global Investors, of Mazda dealership in Croydon.

  • Rothwell Truckstop, Nr. Kettering


    Letting - Rothwell Truckstop, Nr. Kettering

    New 25-year lease to Welcome Break Services, with five-yearly RPI-linked rent reviews for a new-to-industry 220-bay truckstop with HGV forecourt on the A14 in Northamptonshire.

  • Rontec Filling Station, Hinckley


    Rent Review & Lease Re-Gear - Rontec Filling Station, Hinckley

    Advised landlord on rent review and subsequent re-gear of lease of petrol filling station let to Rontec.


Our Services

  • Acquisition

    Identifying and securing properties and businesses and undertaking due diligence, whether a single property or multi-site portfolio.

  • Corporate Consultancy

    Due diligence and portfolio appraisals to assist strategic decisions, including business restructures and takeovers, as well as more general estate management concerns.

  • Development

    Advice to investors/developers, ranging from formulation of optimum schemes, establishing end user interest and legal aspects of development agreements.

  • Disposal

    Advising on optimum exit strategies and handling sale process, whether a corporate or real estate structured transaction.

  • Dispute Resolution

    If rent review negotiations break down, or any other property related dispute should arise, we provide a dispute resolution service.

  • Expert Witness

    Considerable experience in expert witness work in a whole variety of matters, from negligence claims through to rent review and lease renewal.

  • Investment

    Advising investors in respect of asset management strategy to enhance value and appraisal of new opportunities. We also provide a comprehensive sale and leaseback advisory service for operators in both the fuel and vehicle retailing sectors.

  • Lease Consultancy

    In addition to our rent review service, we provide advice on all other tenancy matters including:
    - Lease drafting
    - Lease re-gearing and variations
    - Surrender and renewal negotiations
    - Exercising break options

  • Rent Review

    We negotiate rent reviews for landlords and tenants and have an excellent settlement record.

  • Valuation

    Professional and accurate valuation advice based upon genuine market experience, an essential requirement when dealing with specialist property types.

Market Research

Barber Wadlow provide market updates to its clients and to sector media.

Market Research
  • 2018 Forecourt Property Market Update
  • 2017 Forecourt Property Market Update
  • 2016 Vehicle Dealership Property Market Update