Jon HardieBSc (Hons) MRICS
Senior Chartered Building SurveyorDownload vCard
Jon Hardie BSc (Hons) MRICS joined Legat Owen in 2011 and qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 2012. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2008 and then gained valuable experience working in the Building Surveying department of a multinational consultancy. Jon has good hands on experience in all aspects of building surveying with particular focus on project management, procuring both small and large scale demolition or refurbishment schemes on a wide variety of commercial properties. He undertakes pre-acquisition surveys, these surveys have ranged from small commercial premises up to high value shopping centre investments. He acts for both landlords and tenants in dilapidation claims and is regularly instructed to prepare schedules of condition for a variety of different clients.
Outside of work, Jon is often found rowing on the River Dee in Chester or socialising with friends and family.
James LuttonBSc (Hons) MRICS
James is a Director and heads up the Retail and Leisure team Legat Owen having joined the Company as a placement student in 2005.
He advises occupier and landlord/investor/developer clients on matters including leasing, development and investment. James has a particular focus on retail including Shopping Centres, High Street and roadside, but has more recently taken on more of a ‘general practice’ role.
Current shopping centre instructions include the Spinning Gate Shopping Centre, Leigh; Flintshire Retail Park, Flint; Burton Place, Burton upon Trent and The Walk, Ebbw Vale, whilst recent investment transactions include the sale of Evans Easyspace, Chester, Trent Boulevard, Nottingham (let to Co-Op) and the acquisition of 48-50 Beam Street, Nantwich (let to Dominos, Shelter and Children’s Society).
He also has experience in development matters and acts on behalf of both landlords and house builders/developers and recently advised on the lettings of Countrywide Farmers/OK Diner at Oswestry Gateway together with land sales to Galliford Try and Aldi.
James is also a member of the Chester Growth Partnership and is actively involved in promoting investment throughout the city to the rest of the UK and abroad.
Outside of work James can usually be found outdoors somewhere and sits on his local Parish Council.