All Posts in Category: Plymouth Office

ARBITRATOR OR EXPERT?

Many landlords and tenants about to entering into leases will be required to consider the landlord’s solicitor’s standard lease precedent which will be issued as a draft lease for approval. Hidden away within the rent review machinery under the lease will be a dispute resolution provision setting out what happens if the parties cannot reach […] Read more

Jason Joins Stratton Creber Commercial

Stratton Creber Commercial has boosted its building consultancy services with the appointment of experienced RICS chartered building surveyor Jason Sandland. Jason enhances the company’s existing building surveying offer, providing building consultancy advice on acquisition, maintenance, construction, design and management (CDM) and development or disposal of commercial property across the region. Jason joins the firm after […] Read more

The Energy Act

Most properties with EPC ratings within Band F or G are no longer legally allowed to be let since the Energy Act 2011 was enforced on 1 April 2018. As of 1 April 2018, the MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) took effect, meaning that all F & G rated properties need to be bought up […] Read more

BE AWARE OF YOUR OBLIGATIONS BOTH LANDLORD AND TENANT

As a property owner, there are plethora of regulations and liabilities that must be observed and performed, particularly where there are communal areas and services. In addition to a landlord’s obligations, there are also a range of compliance issues that must be recognised and carried out by tenants and occupiers, as well and preventative measures […] Read more

Plymouth’s Changing Landscape in 2018

The financial crises of 2007/8 led to a slowdown in investment in city centre development, leaving the Drake Circus Shopping Centre as the flagship most high profile in local development Recently we have seen welcome signs of a recovering market, perhaps boosted partially by preparation for the forthcoming 20/20 Mayflower Celebrations. Work is once more […] Read more

Is the tide turning for Penzance?

Over the last six months it has been noted within the office an increase in enquiry levels for commercial space in Penzance, is it the Premier Inn effect? or is it because of the lower capital and rental values compared with other coastal towns? Premier Inn are due to commence works on The Barmwells Mill […] Read more

Last Unit Sold at Waterside Development Apollo Court

A unique commercial development in Plymouth has proved a hit with property investors and owner occupiers. All 16 units at Apollo Court, Cattedown, have now been sold or are under offer, with the last expected to complete in February 2018. Billed at its launch as ‘the new place for business in Plymouth’, the development successfully […] Read more

THE LOGISTICS REVOLUTION – IS PLYMOUTH MISSING OUT?

There can be little doubt that over the past 10 years a revolution has swept across the country. Internet shopping is a well-established and fast-growing sector of the economy offering an alternative to the traditional weekend shop for hard pressed and time starved families. This has led to a rapid growth in large distribution centres, […] Read more

There’s more to valuation than just the number

Whether a private individual or a multi-national organisation, Valuation underpins most financial decisions made and is a core function to all property transactions. Valuation has a wider implication than just determining a price to be paid or received, it can affect the level of borrowing that can be secured against an asset, affect investment decisions […] Read more

Spot the Fire Door

This week you are almost certain to have been in a building, either your home, office or maybe a shop, while being silently protected. Probably without noticing, the fire doors standing guard over your safety. Fire doors form an important part of the fire safety precautions built into many buildings, which along with alarms, lights, […] Read more