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Is the Vacant Building Credit an election gimmick or long-term game changer for residential changes of use and conversions?

Published on: 16th April 2015 What is the Vacant Building Credit (VBC)? The VBC is a new form of affordable housing relief for the conversion or redevelopment of vacant buildings which have not been abandoned. It was introduced on 28 November 2014.

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Rudding Park Estate Sale Paves Way for Follifoot Affordable Housing

Published on: 10th April 2015 One of Harrogate’s premier landowners has completed the sale of a one-acre plot in Follifoot to an affordable housing developer. We negotiated the sale of the land on Pannal Road on behalf of Rudding Park Estate. The development will be operated by Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and supported housing services and products. One of the conditions of the sale was that the site would be used entirely for affordable housing, with 12 units planned for the development.

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Agency team named overall most active in North East

Published on: 7th April 2015 Our North East agency team have been named the most active in the region for the second time in five months.   The Estates Gazette Interactive Deals Competition is one of the commercial property sector's premier recognition schemes. The accolade is awarded by the leading industry publication and reflects transactions completed throughout 2014. Unlike many competitors, we have agency experts based in both Newcastle and Teesside.   

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Refrigeration specialist Marshall Fleet Solutions takes 20,000 sq ft at Wigan's Haslemere industrial estate

Published on: 27th March 2015 The UK’s largest vehicle-mounted refrigeration maintenance company has moved into a new site in Wigan, thanks to a letting successfully completed by Manchester chartered surveyors Sanderson Weatherall on behalf of landlord Industrious. Cambridge-based Marshall Fleet Solutions has taken 20,000 sq ft at Haslemere Industrial Estate, following a bespoke fit-out by Industrious which ensured the accommodation met the new tenant’s specific requirements.

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Building on resilience: Investors' appetite feeds Cotswolds commercial property market

Published on: 27th March 2015 Throughout the economic turmoil of the past six years, Cotswold towns have remained relatively resilient to the issues affecting property markets across the country.

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London ambition with expanded valuation team

Published on: 17th March 2015 We have welcomed a new associate partner, Ian Bell, to our London office. Ian will work as part of the valuations department alongside recently appointed Ian Vivian, who joined the firm last year to head the valuations team in London. Ian brings over 8 years’ experience in the commercial property market to the role having previously worked alongside Ian Vivian within Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Valuation team and previously as a surveyor at Edward Symmons.

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CDM Regulations 2015

Published on: 6th March 2015 The new Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 come into force on 6th April 2015, which will mark a major change in the allocation of duties, responsibilities, risks and liabilities, particularly for clients and the new created Principal Designer role. One of the key changes of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 is the strengthening of client duties.

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Latest annual report cites clear reasons for hope in holiday and caravan park markets

Published on: 3rd March 2015 A leading national survey of values and trends in the holiday and caravan park markets has revealed clear reasons for optimism, based on their performance in 2014. The twenty-fifth annual Market Report from our specialist leisure team says the picture to emerge from its analysis is encouraging, compared to preceding years, with the number of park sales included well up on the 2013 figure. Click here to download the report

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RBS appoints agents to market for sale the 5.86 acre Holbeck Portfolio in Leeds city centre

Published on: 25th February 2015 RBS announces that it has appointed property agents Gent Visick and Sanderson Weatherall to begin marketing for the potential sale of a 5.86 acre prime development site in Holbeck, Leeds (the “Portfolio”). The Portfolio comprises seven separate plots at the heart of Holbeck Urban Village on the Leeds South Bank and RBS is seeking offers to acquire the sites individually or as a whole.

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