Improved internet helps avoid tenant revolt

From left, owner Richard Carlton and Richard Venables of VSL and Partners
From left, owner Richard Carlton and Richard Venables of VSL and Partners

A commercial property consultant has helped avoid a tenants’ revolt by uniting a landlord with tenants to increase internet speed.

Oxon County Council and BT recently announced a 2015 deadline to invest in internet connectivity in the county.

But this was considered too slow by the businesses located in converted barns at Lower Farm Barns, Bucknell, near Bicester.

Consultants VSL & Partners convinced the owner, Richard Carlton, to combine forces with tenants to provide next-generation internet fibre connectivity.

Owner Richard Carlton said: “All of my tenants are professional businesses which rely on the internet and their businesses were suffering due to slow broadband speeds. I was faced with a tenants’ revolt and either had to look at ways for improving the broadband service or risk losing my tenants.”