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Private investor purchases highly profitable retail investment in Beverley

Published on: 24th October 2017 A private investor has purchased a Grade II listed, 3,000sq ft retail unit in Beverley town centre. The property is let to Steamer Trading Limited, the UK’s leading specialist cook shop retailer. The family owned business has been trading for just over 30 years and now operate from 42 stores across the country.

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The 3 'P's of selling your residential property

Published on: 23rd October 2017 Diana Warr, residential sales and lettings expert in our Leeds office has put together her top three tips for maximising your property's potential. “In a market where demand is high, it is inevitable that it becomes it a little easier to sell, but that by no means allows you the comfort of sitting back and just waiting for the offers to come in. There is an endless list of tips and options available to help sell your property but we have picked just three key pieces of advice to help you achieve the best possible sales price.”

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New record high for pitch values set by North Yorkshire park sale

Published on: 18th October 2017 Our specialist holiday and caravan park team has sold a 26.5 acre caravan park in Ingleton, North Yorkshire, at a new record high for pitch values. Parkfoot Holiday Homes, an established holiday and caravan park, was sold confidentially after being marketed asking for offers in excess of £4million.

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Building consultancy team bolstered by appointment of partner in Leeds

Published on: 16th October 2017 We have recently strengthened our Leeds building consultancy team with the appointment of Colin Harrop to the role of partner. Colin joins us from Gerald Eve LLP, bringing with him 20 years of experience in professional building surveying. Working in the building consultancy team, Colin’s specialisms include dilapidations, technical advice, due diligence and acquisition work. Colin has appeared in a number of publications and was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate for services to Surveying by Leeds Beckett University.

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Caravan Park Deals Update

Published on: 13th October 2017 With strong market conditions and growing demand for caravan and holiday parks across the UK our specialist leisure and caravan parks division have been incredibly active over the past couple of months. In North Yorkshire we sold an impressive static holiday and residential park extending across 26.5 acres with river frontage. The park, located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park had a license for 185 static caravans, 17 residential park homes. Following a number of very competitive bids we achieved a confidential sale price well in excess of guide price.

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What tenants need to know about dilapidations

Published on: 12th October 2017 Most commercial tenants will encounter dilapidations during or after a lease, as landlords look to restore their properties to the condition they were in when the lease began. Martin Smith, building consultant, explains what dilapidations are and what as a tenant you need to know. "Tenants are often unfamiliar with the process and their responsibilities, including the reversal of alterations made to bars and restaurants, and repair and maintenance of the building itself. "Landlords can therefore recover costs incurred to repair and reinstate the property after the lease period ends. This includes the cost of work required to remove fixtures, fittings and aesthetic touches added by tenants, which can be significant and subsequently reduce the capital tenants can spend on new ventures.

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Case Study: Saving of over £600,000 secured for JLT Group on dilapidations claim

Published on: 11th October 2017 JLT Group is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, employee benefits and brokerage services.  With headquarters in London and offices in 40 countries, the company provide their services to clients in over 130 countries worldwide.

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Birmingham team expanded with two new appointments

Published on: 9th October 2017 James Cartwright joins us as Associate Partner and Beverley Stamps as Surveyor. James and Beverley will focus on delivering property valuations, agency and property management across the firm’s growing client base in the Midlands, including Barclays Bank, Paragon Bank plc, Nationwide Windows and Cooperative Group.

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Meet Martin Smith

Published on: 6th October 2017 We asked Martin Smith, Partner in our North East building consultancy team, a few questions about his career and the North East property market.

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