Ian Froome

Partner - Head of Marine & Leisure
Marine and Leisure
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Ian is Head of Marine & Leisure at Vail Williams, and has over 30 years’ commercial property consultancy experience, dealing with all types of property.

Working nationally, Ian provides a full range of property services to the sector, including sales and acquisitions, valuation and consultancy on matters as diverse as commercial rent reviews to compulsory purchase claims.

His skills include commercial property valuations, commercial lease advice and business rates advice and appeals.

Since 2003, he has specialised in trading related property, with particular emphasis on marine property, including coastal marinas and inland waterway businesses. He is one of only a handful of surveyors nationwide to specialise in this niche market.

In addition to property valuation consultancy and professional advice, Ian acts for buyers and sellers in marina sales.

He has advised on the sale of a harbour and moorings business at Bembridge Harbour on the Isle of Wight and has also advised Staniland Marina in Yorkshire on the letting of a full service inland waterways boatyard. He also acted for The Burhill Group on the sale of Bosham Harbour in 2019.

Ian has also given specialist commercial property valuation advice to the Canal & River Trust on their moorings and marina portfolio when British Waterways’ properties were transferred.

Clients include public sector bodies such as the Crown Estate and British Waterways and private sector operators, developers and landlords.

Key Skills

  • Commercial property consultancy
  • Property valuation consultancy
  • Commercial rent review
  • Commercial lease review
  • Business rates advice