Thomas the Baker

Client Name
Thomas the Baker
Business Rates, Lease Advisory, Consultancy
Property Type
Retail, Industrial

Thomas the Baker are a retail bakers with units located in high street, shopping centre and retail park locations across North Yorkshire and the North East of England.

The business was founded in 1981 and its award winning products are made at its bakery in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, before being distributed daily to its network of shops.

Business Rates

2017 Rating List

Rowland Burkitt Chartered Surveyors were instructed to act on behalf of Thomas the Baker for the duration of the 2017 Rating List.

As with all of our clients with larger portfolios, we produced a recommendations report at the beginning of the rating list and this is under constant review. To date we have successfully reduced the Rates Liability of the main bakery by 10% and there are a number of appeals pending.

Under this instruction we have also provided the following services to Thomas the Baker:

  • Completed an historic audit of all rates bills
  • Secured reliefs associated with the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Provided annual liability reports

Lease Advisory

He have advised our client in their capacity as Landlord and Tenant across the trading and investment portfolios.

We have the portfolio under constant review and advise our clients of upcoming Lease Expiry dates, Break dates, and Rent Reviews whether they are Landlord or Tenant. A comprehensive understanding of each Lease is required to ensure that notices are served in the correct manner and in a timely fashion. We also advise our client on other matters related to occupancy such as repair obligations.