About RDS Commercial

RDS Commercial is an independent, commercial property company combining extensive experience in retail, offices, industrial and specialised properties with significant first-hand knowledge of our local area – Oxfordshire.

We provide advice on Rating Appeals, Lease Renewals, Rent Reviews, Accounts & Taxation Valuations, Commercial Property Audits & Purchases and other aspects of Commercial Property Consultancy.

Our aim is to save you money by providing considered, professional solutions tailored to your specific property requirements. We advise many long-standing clients who value our personal understanding of their property problems as well as appreciating the high level of service we give in solving them.

We have recently broadened our expertise by our association with Sanderson Weatherall, a leading national independant firm of chartered surveyors, property consultants and business asset advisors.

If you are looking for expert commercial property advice – we can help.

Please call us for further details on 01993 705594

Director Profile

Robert Seares BSc FRICS (Diploma Rating) IRRV (Hons)

robertAfter private practice experience and gaining his degree in Sheffield, Robert joined the Oxford Valuation Office and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor. His wide property experience included rating valuations of the Witney blanket mills, a revaluation of Oxford city centre shops, compensation for the Witney & Shrivenham by-pass schemes and capital valuations of Oxfordshire landed estates. After passing the RICS Diploma in Rating he was promoted to Deputy District Valuer Oxford 1.

He joined Cluttons Oxford office where he developed a rating practice involving successful appeals on shops, offices, industrials and specialised properties. He expanded Landlord & Tenant work undertaking numerous commercial rent reviews and lease renewals including Arbitration and Independent Experts submissions. He was promoted to partner and subsequently led the Oxford commercial team before starting RDS Commercial Ltd in 2008.

Robert Seares is an expert in rating and one of the few Chartered Surveyors to hold the post qualification Diploma in Rating. He is a former Chairman of the RICS Rating Diploma Holders Section serves on the national committee of the Rating Surveyors’ Association where he was elected President for the 2012/2013 year.

Robert has many years in public and private service for both large and small companies and he now uses his credibility to provide professional, independent solutions to clients’ property problems.

A former Rugby player he now follows the fortunes of the national side. Amongst his interests are classic cars & motorcycles – when time permits he enjoys riding his 50 year old Matchless on the Oxfordshire lanes.