CASE STUDY > Notional Rent Assessment

Sandsend Surgery, North Yorkshire

BW Healthcare Surveyors achieve a 11% increase in Notional Rent reimbursement, Sandsend Surgery in North Yorkshire.


Our specialist primary care team helped Sandsend Surgery appeal against their latest CMR6 (current market rent proposal) from the NHS. We undertook a free initial assessment and then inspected the surgery to provide a more detailed valuation, before instigating a challenge to the Notional Rent on behalf of the practice.

Through the course of professional and constructive discussions with the District Valuer (appointed by the NHS) as well as making representations to the NHS we were able to successfully negotiate an increase in reimbursement in the following key areas;

  • Increased the unit rate (£ per sqm) applied to approved reimbursable space
  • Successfully achieved the inclusion of previously non-reimbursed room floor space for Notional Rent reimbursement.


Our professional representation has resulted in an 11% increase in notional rent reimbursement for the practice.

Caroline Garrard, Practice Manager at Sandsend Surgery was extremely happy with the outcome;

“The process was very easy with minimal input from me, just the completion of a consent form. BW Healthcare Surveyors then contacted the District Valuer directly and provided me with update reports throughout the process. Once the increased notional rent was agreed, we automatically received the uplift from NHS England.”

The increase that we have achieved not only boosted the surgery’s annual income but is also highly likely to have increased the investment value of the premises.

If you would like us to undertake a free initial assessment of your Notional Rent proposal/assessment, please contact one of our expert advisors.

Sandsend Surgery



Sue Pyatt

Excellent service throughout, constant updates and feedback from yourselves.

Sue Pyatt, Practice Manager

Francis Mulhern

They were extremely easy to deal with, informative, focussed and efficient.

Francis Mulhern, Bretton Medical Practice Peterborough

Adnan Mohammad

Efficient company that that has a competitive fee and get the job done.

Dr Adnan Mohammad, GP Partner, Newsome Surgery, Yorkshire

Jill Foster

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Jill Foster, Practice Manager, Beacon Primary Care, Lancashire