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Investment in Commercial Property Proving Popular

As we all have been made aware the London Property Market has become increasingly heated with high levels of investment, in particular from international purchasers. It has been reported that investment in central London’s commercial property market reached £20.5 billion in 2014, marginally below the last investment peak in 2007 when £20.6 billion was traded […] Read more

PACT – An Under Used Resource

As a consequence of the shortening length of leases granted following the credit crunch, we are now at a point in the economic cycle where both leases granted at the peak of the market and those granted in less buoyant conditions are falling for renewal at the same time. With the market itself having started […] Read more

Solar Gains – Solar shines as Wind blown off course

As most people are fully aware, solar farms now dominate large swathes of the South West’s countryside and now form an ever increasing share of the UK’s energy supply. Across the UK in 2014 almost 2,000 renewable energy projects with construction contracts worth £5.2 billion were awarded of which solar contributed £1.7bn, a record amount. […] Read more

Cornish Beer Festival 1st – 3rd May 2015

Rotary Club of Helston Lizard Cornish Beer Festival at Epworth Hall, Coinagehall Street, Helston, TR13 8EL. Friday 1st May 12 noon to midnight, Saturday 2nd May 12 noon to midnight and Sunday 3rd May 2015 12 noon to 10pm. In aid of The Cove Macmillan Support Centre and other local rotary charities.  Over 20 Cornish beers.  […] Read more

Minimum Energy Efficient Standard Regulations – Energy Act 2011

The system of obtaining an EPC rating for commercial property when a property is either sold or let is now well established. The Government has now published its response to a recent consultation and whilst it is still waiting for parliamentary approval, the guidance for the future is now clearer. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) […] Read more

Notional Rent – Don’t Be Complacent

It is common knowledge that all aspects of the property market have been affected by the economic downturn, and it is all too easy to assume that this is the case for Notional Rents on surgery premises. However Stratton Creber Commercial has recognised, through continued success in negotiating increases in Current Market Rents throughout the […] Read more

Planning Reform

The Government has attempted to simplify planning and deliver growth through changes to the planning system and publication of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) plus 2 sets of planning reform measures as well as consultation on a third potential set of changes. David Cameron identified the planning system required reform in March 2011 by […] Read more

The future of Business Rates – what do we think?

There is hardly a week that goes by without mention in the news about the future of the Business Rates system. The most frequent questions I am asked about business rates are “what is likely to happen to the system, when will it happen and how will it affect my business? The government has clearly […] Read more