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Oldham office building sold to Immigration Advice Service

Published on: 27th March 2017 Immigration Advice Service, the specialist immigration solicitors, has purchased Ashwood House in Oldham. The 7,500 sq ft office property was sold freehold for £400,000, by our Manchester agency team. David Murray, head of our agency team in Manchester said, “This is a fantastic office space for Immigration Advice Service and we are pleased to have secured this sale on behalf of our client.”

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Kirkby Stephen caravan park business sold

Published on: 23rd March 2017 Our specialist holiday and caravan parks team have sold a 5-acre caravan park in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, for over £800,000. The site was transformed into a caravan park in 1986, having previously been the coal yard to Kirkby Stephen train station. It now operates as a successful touring caravan park, together with a workshop, storage and owner’s house. William Reynolds holiday and caravan park specialist in our York office said, “The park is a fantastic business opportunity with excellent potential. We are delighted to have sold it to a local husband & wife team, with a background in architectural stonework and construction.”

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5 tips for preventing mould in your property

Published on: 21st March 2017 Whether you rent or own a property, mould can be a huge problem. Not only can an outbreak of mould affect your quality of life, you may also be required to cover the cost of cleaning the property during your tenancy. As with anything prevention is always the best cure, if you have a mould infestation and are wondering how to deal with it, then we have also covered a common method for removing mould. 1. Dry wet areas immediately  Mould will only grow where there is moisture, by tackling wet areas straight away you reduce the chance of mould appearing in your property. Mould is most common in bathrooms and so it is important to remember to dry the floor and walls after a shower, and don’t forget to hang up your wet towel!

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Meet Henri Scanlon

Published on: 20th March 2017 We recently caught up with Henri Scanlon, trainee planner in our Bristol office to ask him a few questions about the South West property market and his year out with Sanderson Weatherall. What was your first ever job? My first paid job was a Sunday paper round which took a lengthy two and a half hours for a mere £4 a week. Sanderson Weatherall is my first long term planning role, having previously completed short-term work experience in the property sector.

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Local policy can overrule affordable housing small sites exemption

Published on: 17th March 2017 Recent appeal decisions have brought to light the fact that national policy exempting small housing schemes from affordable housing contributions does not automatically override local policy. Owen Pike, planning expert in our Bristol office, comments on the changes and how they might affect new residential developments.  “Previously, local affordable housing needed to be provided by major and minor developments, subject to viability considerations and tended to be a proportion of the total number of new units, as set out in local policy. In recent years, however, as the development market has slowed, fewer affordable buildings have been built on grounds of viability.”

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Doncaster Carr Industrial unit sold to Hird Rail Services

Published on: 15th March 2017 Acting on behalf of the Royal Mail, our industrial agency team in Leeds has sold a 9,500 sq ft industrial unit at Doncaster Carr Industrial Estate to Hird Rail Services. Hird Rail Services, the specialist rail manufacturer, has purchased the former transport workshop, which is located on a 1.19 acres site, for an undisclosed price. Jonathon White, industrial agent said, “The substantial interest and price we achieved on this sale demonstrates the high demand for quality industrial units, particularly with large external yard areas.

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4,000 sq ft offices available at Preston Farm Business Park

Published on: 13th March 2017 Faraday House is a detached single storey office building with supporting industrial accommodation in Preston Farm Business Park, one of Teesside’s premier business locations. Preston Farm Business Park is in a prime location for business, with good transport links to the A66, A19 and A1(M). The unit has its own gated access with a fenced boundary and is located on 0.51 acres of land, comprising a large office space, workshop area and on-site parking for 20 vehicles.

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Development site sold to BXB for High Peak housing

Published on: 10th March 2017 Acting on behalf the joint administrators of SCC Limited, we sold a ten-acre development site to BXB Bespoke Land Solutions. The land, which is the former Bridge Mills site in Tintwistle, High Peak, sold for an undisclosed price.

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Impact of the budget on the housing sector

Published on: 9th March 2017 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond gave his first budget to parliament earlier this month. With only one mention of housing, many in the sector are aptly referring to the announcement as ‘the boring budget’. With the most notable issue being the refusal to discuss housing, our residential property expert Diana Warr comments on the implications of the budget and what exactly Hammond omitted from his speech. “Many buy-to-let landlords will have watched the budget expectantly as after pressure from the property industry it was anticipated that the chancellor might have discussed reducing or reversing the additional 3% stamp duty surcharge on second homes.

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