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Mundic: Will Your Building Stand Up To The Test?

Mundic is the term commonly used to describe the failure of concrete blocks resulting from the decomposition of aggregate mineral constituents within the blockwork. This causes deterioration to the block’s structure and consequently the structural integrity of a building. If confirmed, this will result in a property being deemed unmortgageable with a material impact on […] Read more

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – A Landlords Health Warning

  Whilst energy performance certificates were first required for commercial property in 2008 it is currently the case that in a little under 12 months properties with energy performance certificate ratings of F or G will not be capable of being offered to let in the open market (unless one of the statutory exemptions applies) […] Read more

Topps Tiles opens in Kingsteignton

Acting on behalf of the landlords, the firms Exeter office recently let the 4,157 sq ft Unit C2b Kingsteignton Trading Estate to Topps Tiles UK Limited. Andrew Hosking confirms .… “this deal follows hot on the heels of the letting of the adjacent unit to Screwfix and this estate is fast developing a reputation as […] Read more

Implications of NHS Funding / Contract Changes to Pharmacies and Pharmacy Investments

Pharmacies have been more insulated from market pressures due to NHS funding and market rents / values have performed more robustly than the majority of other retail outlets. This is due to the specific registration of pharmacies under the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 which set down detailed guidelines and effectively dictates the number of pharmacies […] Read more

Lambing shed to house?

Most of my colleagues arrive at work, sit down at their desks and get ready to start their day.  My day starts a few hours earlier by pulling on a pair of wellington boots and at this time of year donning a headtorch and waterproofs before venturing outside to tend to our livestock. By the […] Read more

Toolstation is first firm to open in new Business Park units

Toolstation is the first company to move into the new Harpford Units at Liverton Business Park, built by Clinton Devon Estates. The company, which supplies tools, accessories and building equipment to the trade and home improvers, was founded in 2003 and is rapidly expanding, with more than 250 branches nationwide and 30 more in the […] Read more

Former Residential School sold

A former residential school in North Devon has sold following the school’s closure last year. Chelfham Mill School was a well-established school for children with special educational needs, located in a rural location around  four miles to the east of Barnstaple. The campus comprises a variety of buildings totalling around 17,000 sq ft, set in […] Read more

Commercial Property

Column for Devon Life November 2016 Chris Ryland, Managing Director of Stratton Creber Commercial in Plymouth, gives his analysis on the county’s commercial property market and an insight into commercial property investment in 2017. Devon is the place to invest in commercial property. That’s according to British Land, the owners of Drake Circus in Plymouth. The real estate investment trust has snapped […] Read more

Business Rates Update

2017 Revaluation The Draft 2017 Rating List updating all Rateable Values (RVs) went live at the end of September 2016 and will come into effect as of 1 April 2017. These values have been based upon the deemed prevailing rental values as at April 2015. From initial research for the South West, RVs across all […] Read more