Landlord & Tenant Team

David Goodchild

David Goodchild
MD - Commercial
St Albans Office
Tel: 01727 732222

David is Managing Director of the commercial business within the Aitchison Raffety Group with over 25 years experience in the industry. His work primarily relates to advising commercial property occupiers and owners involving a mix of rent reviews, lease renewals and business rates advice. He has in depth experience of submitting expert evidence to Court, Arbitrators and Independent Experts when required.

John Hearle
Group Director
St Albans Office
Tel: 01727 844555

John is a Group Director, Fellow of the RICS, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is on the panel of Arbitrators and Experts appointed by the President of the RICS. John has been involved in landlord and tenant work throughout his 30+ year career. John heads up our Healthcare team and accordingly has a particular specialism in GP Surgeries, medical centres, pharmacies and other associated buildings.

Mark Bunting
Group Director
St Albans Office
Tel: 01727 843232

Mark is a Group Director. Prior to his current role heading the Commercial Agency Division, Mark dealt with landlord and tenant work across the company and this remains a significant part of his fee earning work. He has extensive experience in rent review and lease renewal negotiations on all property types including niche areas of children's nurseries and waste transfer stations.  Mark is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has dealt with numerous cases at arbitration.

Philip Waite
Group Director
Stokenchurch (Western) Office
Tel: 01494 480800

Philip is a Group Director with over 20 years experience within commercial property. In addition to valuation and business rates work, he undertakes a variety of rent reviews and lease renewals, involving third party submissions as Expert or Advocate as required. He also specialises in the education and healthcare sectors, undertaking rent reviews for pharmacies and GP surgeries on behalf of large investors as well as independent operators.

Francis Tomlinson
BSc(Est Man) FRICS
Hitchin Office
Tel: 01462 434455

Francis is a Director specialising in landlord & tenant and rating matters principally in the North Hertfordshire and Mid-Bedfordshire area. He has been qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and based in Hitchin for over 30 years, having previously been a Director of Tomlinson Quin prior to its merger with Aitchison Raffety in 2009. He is an Arbitrator and Independent Expert on the panel of President of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.