How to Value Commercial and Business Property

This introductory course is aimed at members of NAEA Propertymark, NAEA Commercial and ARLA Propertymark who wish to gain a basic understanding of how to value commercial property. It will provide an outline of the various intricacies involved, including capital and rental valuation bases, factors affecting commercial property value and statutory controls.

The course will also cover how valuations must be approached is a when compared to residential property and common challenges experienced by agents operating in the commercial sector. This includes methods of valuation, dealing with overrented property and zoning of rental properties.


Any property professional wishing to form a base understanding of how to value commercial and business property.


  • Capital and rental valuation bases
  • Factors affecting commercial property value
  • Environmental issues
  • Statutory controls on commercial property
  • Measurement of property
  • Zoning of retail premises
  • Methods of valuation
  • Dealing with over-rented property
  • Headline rents and net effective rents
  • Premiums and valuing leasehold interests
  • Valuation for rent review purposes
  • Property inspections and reports


No Dates Available

Sorry there are no dates available, to talk to us about availability please contact us on: 01926 417 787

What do the delegates think?

"Mike was superb and engaging in what is a very complicated subject. Could have stayed for double the time to soak up his knowledge"

Marie-Leticia Vinolo-Young

"Really positive information. Understood a majority and now gained a new experience on other terminology. Great event and course."

James Davenport

"Good intro to fundamentals. Learnt key terminology, course handbook very useful and would recommend to others."

Toby Paul

Waiting list

If the date you would like is fully booked and you would like to be placed onto the waiting list, please email with your name, contact details and how many places you would like; if a becomes available we will then contact you. Alternatively if we have sufficient interest we will try and arrange an additional date for the course to run. 

In-house training

This course is also available in-house. For more information on this please contact the Courses department on 01926 417 787 or email

Alternative dates or locations

To register your interest in alternative dates and locations for this course please email


Level: Foundation
CPD: 7 hours

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Meet Your Trainer

Mike Hughes

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes is a Chartered Surveyor and Director of MJD HUGHES Ltd, a company specialising in Business and Commercial Property. He has over 30 years’ experience in the licensed trade and commercial property. His experience ranges from the physical operation of a variety of outlets (single bar units to multiple bar operations over multiple site locations) to the estate management of commercial property. This includes acquisition, lease agreements, tenant recruitment, property valuation, and the sale of property.

In addition to commercial property agency Michael has a depth of knowledge in professional services including business rate appraisal, rent appraisal and review negotiation and fixtures and fittings inventory report preparation and valuation for sale. Michael is a Fellow of NAEA Propertymark and NAEA Commercial, together with a Fellow of the British Institute of Innkeeping. He was awarded the level 5 Diploma in Commercial Property Agency in 2011 and is on the Governance Board for Propertymark Qualifications.

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