All Posts in Category: Plymouth Office

The Importance of Good Building Design, Experience & Time…Observations

Our multi qualified and experienced Principal Designer, Building Surveyor and Building Engineer Jason Sandland takes a quick look at our busy changing built environment world and shares some experiences and notions found on the importance of good building design, experience and time, that can often have cost or other implications for clients, developers, purchasers, Landlords […] Read more

Jody Goes the Extra Mile for Dementia UK

Jody Brownhill, from Stratton Creber Commercial’s Plymouth office, has completed a huge fundraising effort for Dementia UK. The full time administrator first completed an arduous 24 hour running event in Newnham Park before she joined colleagues in raising additional funds by holding a raffle at the firm’s annual beer and cider festival. In all, more […] Read more

Regulations Likely to Impact Capital Values

RICS Registered Valuer Robin Wells considers the valuation implications of MEES regulations. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) first became effective in April 2018 when it became illegal to let residential and commercial properties with an EPC rating of F or G. Properties with EPC ratings of F & G must be improved to a […] Read more

Valuation Uncertainty Continues

Registered valuer Alex Woodward provides a Brexit update. Back in March, Brexit was expected to happen and nearly 3 months on that hasn’t happened with an extension period until the end of October 2019 for the UK to leave with or without a withdrawal agreement in place. There therefore continues to be significant uncertainty, with […] Read more

Grounds for Possession

General practice surveyor Philip Dickins explains the importance of seeking professional advice for landlords planning to oppose a lease renewal. A recent case has brought into focus the issues which must successfully be addressed by landlords wanting to oppose the renewal of a business tenancy on the basis it proposes to redevelop the property. Aside […] Read more

New Industrial Development Now Under Management

Stratton Creber Commercial are pleased to announce their appointment as managing agent of a recently developed industrial investment on behalf of Patrick Investment Ltd. The property at Estover Industrial Estate consists of four industrial units totalling circa 38,500 square feet, formed following the partial demolition and redevelopment of a single building. With the client having […] Read more

Business Rates Update

As of 1 April 2019, non-domestic rates bills increased again, by the rate of inflation. For 2019/20 the standard multiplier now stands at 50.4 pence and the small business rate multiplier at 49.1 pence. This multiplier is then applied to the Rateable Value to arrive at the actual rates payable. This is undoubtably another unwanted […] Read more

An Experience on the High Street

Building surveyor Matthew Williams considers a bright future for the high street and suggests that big screen, screen printing and laser beams are closer than a click away. Running into the smoke-filled room I swerved between two brightly coloured vertical lasers, before ducking and leaping between the next two horizontal beams. Hitting the floor slightly […] Read more