CASE STUDY > Notional Rent Assessment

Thistlemoor Medical Centre, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

BW Healthcare Surveyors achieve a 18% increase in Notional Rent reimbursement, Thistlemoor Medical Centre, Cambridgeshire.


Our specialist primary care team helped Thistlemoor Medical Centre 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) 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
  • Increased the number of practice car parking spaces eligible for reimbursement
  • Increased the car parking rate (£ per space) of spaces eligible for reimbursement
  • Corrected floor areas – we identified errors in the calculation of the reimbursable floor area of the premises and through detailed representation managed to correct these based on our survey data


Our professional representation resulted in a 18% increase in notional rent reimbursement for the practice.

Neil Modha, Practice Manager at Thistlemoor Medical Centre was extremely happy with the outcome;

“We had amazing support from the team at BW Healthcare Surveyors who worked with us to help us achieve a great outcome for the Practice. At all times the communication and approach was excellent – with professionalism and friendship. I would highly recommend!”

The increase that we achieved not only significantly boosted the surgery’s annual income but also 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.

Thistlemoor Medical Centre, Peterborough



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

BW Healthcare has that special personal touch.

Jill Foster, Practice Manager, Beacon Primary Care, Lancashire