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Property in primary healthcare use is widely accepted as prime long term investments due to the payment of notional rent from NHS England in the case of doctor’s surgeries and good covenant strength and long term viability of dental practices, pharmacies etc.  This has been particularly true during the recent recession when the perceived covenant […] Read more

Hidden Risk

It may come as a surprise to both landlords and tenants that they have a liability for the management of risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria in water supplies within their premises, and it is an area of risk that is often overlooked. Under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, any person in […] Read more

Doctor’s Surgeries – A Healthy Future?

Historically investors have considered property within the primary health care sector as prime investments and doctor’s surgeries offered to the market on a 15 – 20 year sale and leaseback basis have achieved high values due to the NHS backed income. In many practices that income has been supplemented from the letting of space to […] Read more


Residential investments can provide good returns and long term capital growth, compared to other types of investment. However, don’t expect to obtain a quick killing – property is a long term investment and values can decrease. Buying, selling and management costs are much higher than most financial investments. An owner should expect to spend time […] Read more

Plymouth College of Art returns home to Palace Court

Stratton Creber Commercial are pleased to have negotiated the sale of the historic Palace Court, on Buckwell Street, to Plymouth College of Art. The college will use the site to create a specialist Pre-Degree campus building in Plymouth’s city centre for creative Extended Diploma students, aged 16 and upwards. This marks a return to Palace […] Read more

Are You Ready for Winter?

Although most of us probably do not want to think about the fast approaching winter months at this point in the year, as a property investor or landlord it is important that preparations are in place for the bad weather and associated risks to property that can arise. In order to minimise falling foul of […] Read more

Rent Reviews – emerging from hibernation?

Following difficult market conditions following the credit crunch, when rent reviews all but disappeared, improved letting activity in addition to taking the surplus stock out of the market is in certain sectors and locations starting to demonstrate rental growth. One direct consequence is that savvy landlords are once again on the back of increasing economic […] Read more

The Budget – Sunday Trading laws

        The plans announced recently in Chancellor George Osborne recent Summer Budget to relax Sunday trading laws could be a positive for many retailers and their landlords – particularly for those located in major retail centres if not for those in more local retail facilities. However, in addition to theoretical upside of […] Read more

Retail investment sale in the Duchy

Stratton Creber Commercials Plymouth Office are delighted to announce the sale of Regal House, Saltash, Cornwall. The opportunity comprised of 6 ground floor retail units with 3 self contained office units on the first floor. Tenants included Superdrug, Original Factory Shop, Barnardos, Bradleys Estate Agents along with a number of local operators. The building was […] Read more

Plymouth City Centre Retail Acquisition

Stratton Creber Commercials Plymouth office are delighted to announce the acquisition of 8/10 Old Town Street Plymouth on behalf of a private investment company. The investment comprised of two ground floor retail units and seperate upper floor office accommodation. The two retail units were let to the Cooperative Bank Plc, Salt Rock Surfware Limited and offices to […] Read more