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James A Baker specialises in dealing with all property matters related to pubs, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and leisure properties. The firm provides strategic and innovative advice in relation to your property portfolio.
We provide a comprehensive range of professional property services.


We provide a targeted acquisition service throughout the UK. This may be site specific or in relation to a group purchase. We will work with you to understand your requirements to match your plans for growth.

Sales & Lettings

We provide well reasoned and relevant marketing reports before disposal or letting. We identify market trends and the most likely target purchasers and tenants. This may be done on or off the market with the support of a national team, a comprehensive database and extensive mailing list and contacts.

Asset & Estate Management

We work with you in a strategic partnership to ensure that the value and use of your property assets is maximised. This may be in relation to freehold or leasehold properties for a variety of uses.

We manage the relationship between landlord and tenant in providing an effective asset management service.

Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals

Our extensive professional experience extends throughout the UK for a wide type of licensed, leisure and commercial properties. The team of Chartered Surveyors are experienced in assessing the technical detail as well as utilising adaptable negotiation skills when dealing with a wide variety of landlords and tenants.


We are a team of Chartered Surveyors that covers the UK. We are familiar with market conditions and undertake RICS Red Book valuations for a variety of purposes for banks, companies and individuals.

Appraisal & Development

As part of a proactive property advice service, we undertake appraisals to assist in maximising asset values. This may be for higher alternative use or marriage values where it is possible to extract additional value from your property portfolio.

Expert Witness

Our senior qualified Chartered Surveyors are experienced in dealing with litigation cases relating to valuation, rent, planning and development potential. We are able to produce Expert Reports that demonstrate the wide property experience of the company and the individual.


Business rates are the third highest operational overhead for any business. The team of Chartered Surveyors is experienced in assessing whether appeals may be successful on a site by site basis. 

Compulsory Purchase Orders

We can advise you on the CPO process by adopting the right strategy and tactics to achieve objectives. We can assess your compensation entitlement including the level of business disturbance to maximise your compensation claim.

Viney Ltd trading as James A Baker, Registered Office, The Bank, 18 Newbridge Road, Bath, BA1 3JX
Viney Ltd Reg No. 04515765. Registered in England and Wales. VAT Reg No. 752840133 Regulated by the RICS.
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