All Posts in Category: Plymouth Office

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

Busy Year for Plymouth Agency Team

Despite uncertainty surrounding Brexit, Stratton Creber Commercial (SCC) is bucking the trend and reporting its busiest new year trading period for more than ten years. The company’s agency department has received an overwhelming level of enquiries from buyers and prospective tenants seeking retail, office and industrial premises across all sectors in Devon and Cornwall. Already […] Read more

Valuation Uncertainty and Brexit

RICS Registered Valuer Robin Wells considers the impact of Brexit on commercial and residential property markets. With the UK poised to leave the EU in less than a month and no withdrawal agreement in place or any clear way forward to resolve the parliamentary deadlock, there is, understandably, uncertainty within the business community with considerable […] Read more

Sale of Colebrook House Completes

Stratton Creber Commercial is pleased to have advised on the sale of 19th century Colebrook House in Plymouth, a Victorian villa within mature landscaped grounds of around 2.2 acres. Consultant Robin Falle acted for the owners in disposing of the property to award-winning developer Burrington Estates who achieved a planning consent for the demolition of […] Read more

A Bright Start to 2019

Stratton Creber Commercial (SCC) is reporting a bright start to the new year, despite mixed industry forecasts. In a week when global property firm Savills said it expects property sales to fall due to Brexit uncertainty, local property consultancy SCC is reporting a buoyant trading period. The agency team says demand for commercial property is […] Read more

Valuation and Brexit

RICS registered valuer Alex Woodward considers the impact of Brexit on property valuation. Most financial decisions made by individuals or organisations in relation to property transactions are underpinned by valuation. More than just a figure determining the market value of an asset at the end of a report, valuation can affect the level of borrowing […] Read more

Short Term Occupations – Take a Long Term View

Here, general practice surveyor Phil Dickins advises property owners to take a long term view to short term occupations. Providing for short term occupation of commercial property is a not uncommon situation, for example, where an occupier needs early possession and the solicitors are still working on the lease. In such cases, a licence agreement […] Read more

New Retail Opportunities at Plymouth Cross

Seven new retail and leisure opportunities have now been launched at the £50m Plymouth Cross development which will be open for business after summer 2019. Central to the regeneration of Plymouth’s West End, the mixed-use redevelopment of the former Derry’s department store includes a range of units that can be configured to suit individual requirements. […] Read more