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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

Liverton Business Park, Exmouth Welcomes Screwfix

Thursday 15th February saw the opening of a new store on the Liverton Business Park in Exmouth to Screwfix who have taken a purpose-built 5000 ft² unit, close to Howdens, Bradfords and Toolstation in the newest area of the park – known as Liverton 2 – which opened four years ago. Screwfix’s new Exmouth Store […] 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

The Sky’s the limit

The Exeter office of Stratton Creber Commercial have recently sold the 14 unit Skyways Business Park at Exeter Airport Constructed around 30 years ago and totalling just over 21,000 sq ft, the estate currently produces £89,370 per annum exclusive with an estimated rental value when the 4 empty units are let of around £140,000. Director […] Read more

Prestigious offices attracting top professional firms

Prestigious offices in Exeter city centre are filling up with the announcement of a new occupier. Sterling Court is situated on Dix’s Field in the Southernhay office district, and offers 14,500 square feet of refurbished and upgraded office space.  Around 40% of the building was taken by Savills in 2017, and Stratton Creber Commercial, acting […] Read more

What the Dickins? historic building for sale

A period city centre building of historical significance is being offered for sale. 143 Fore Street is an elegant four-storey building on Fore Street, and is reputed to be where Charles Dickens stayed on several visits to the city. The property comprises two retail units on the ground floor plus seven flats on the upper […] 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