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Great Britain – still an United Kingdon?

We have witnessed one of the most tumultuous and unsettled 12 months in the UK in a generation. From the Brexit vote on 23rd June 2016 to the General Election on 8th June 2017 the country seems to have been on a roller coaster and there is no doubt we haven’t reached the end of […] Read more

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

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

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

Whatever happened to the Englishman’s castle?

Figures reported in the government’s English Housing Survey show that between 2010 and 2015 the number of homeowners throughout the country has fallen by more than 220,00 , 2/3rds of these in the North of England, despite all we read and hear about growth in housebuilding. So what is happening to housebuilding if it isn’t […] Read more

City Centre Investment Now Under Management

Stratton Creber Commercial are pleased to announce their recent appointment as managing agent of a City Centre retail investment on behalf of an international investor. The property at 67-69 New George Street consists of circa 8,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor with an additional 10,850 square feet of ancillary accommodation on […] Read more