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James A Baker is a property specialist in all matters relating to pubs, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and leisure properties. We provide strategic and innovative advice in relation to your property portfolio, as well as providing a comprehensive range of professional property services.


We provide a targeted UK-wide acquisition service, which can either be site specific, or in relation to a group purchase. We will work in partnership with clients to understand their requirements to match their growth plans, no matter how ambitious.

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 can be done on or off the market with the support of a national team, a comprehensive database and extensive mailing list of contacts.

Asset & Estate Management

We work in a strategic partnership with you to ensure the value and use of your property assets (freehold or leasehold) is fully maximised.

We also manage the contact between landlords and tenants to ensure a hassle-free relationship. 

Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals

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


We are a team of experienced, enthusiastic Chartered Surveyors with nationwide coverage. We are familiar with market conditions and undertake RICS Red Book valuations for a variety of purposes for banks, companies and individuals.

Appraisal & Development

Our proactive property advice service includes, undertaking 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, so our team of Chartered Surveyors understands the importance of assessing whether appeals may be successful on a site-by-site basis. 

Compulsory Purchase Orders

We can advise clients 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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