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RICS tackles ‘unfair’ commercial property service charges

Published on: 17th September 2018 Today (September 17th 2018) the RICS launched new mandatory requirements to ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred are in accordance with the terms of the occupational leases.

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Smugglers end caravan park sold above asking price

Published on: 12th September 2018 Our holiday and caravan park specialists based in the South have recently sold Smugglers End Caravan Park, a small park located adjacent to Winchelsea Beach, a seaside village in East Sussex. Smugglers End Caravan Park had been family owned for just over thirty years. The park consisted of nine holiday caravans and one mobile warden’s home, offering purchasers with significant redevelopment potential thanks to the site area.

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North-East valuation team strengthened by trio of appointments

Published on: 11th September 2018 To accommodate our increasing client base in the North East and further afield, we have recently strengthened our valuation offering with three key appointments. Jake West joins our North East team having worked within our Leeds office for the past five years, dealing with the valuation of commercial property across a range of sectors throughout the Yorkshire region.

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A bumper year for SW auctions marks the rise in online auctions

Published on: 5th September 2018 It is a common occurrence for businesses to have unwanted or unused plant and equipment. Whether it is as they enter administration, voluntarily close the business or perhaps introduce new methods of operation that result in surplus equipment. Over the past 12 months our specialist plant and machinery team have completed approximately 40 online auctions via Bidspotter, the web’s number one online auction site which deals with over 10,000 lots every day.

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September Deals Update

Published on: 3rd September 2018 During August, we were delighted to announce the launch of our brand new residential estate agency site – SW Residential. Our residential team have over 50 years’ combined experience in the Leeds property market and offer a bespoke service to landlords, tenants and investors respectively and you can click here to view the site. In the second quarter of this year Newcastle city centre office take-up totalled 53,768 sq ft, the strongest quarter in the city centre since 2016. Seven of the deals in Newcastle also saw businesses moving into Grade A accommodation, further highlighting the occupier trend of relocating from larger Grade B offices to more prestigious and efficient Grade A offices. Click here to view our Newcastle office market update for Q2 2018.

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Two outdoor education centres on the market in Wiltshire

Published on: 29th August 2018 Wiltshire Council has appointed us to sell two of their outdoor education centres, one of which is located in Marlborough and the other in Devizes. Braeside is a 4.5-acre site located in Devizes offering a range of outdoor education activities, with 90 beds, conference facilities, classrooms and a fully fitted commercial kitchen. Braeside boasts fantastic facilities for outdoor activities, including a climbing wall, high-level rope line & zip wire and is ideally located to take advantage of a number of woodland walks in the surrounding area. In addition to general outdoor activities for children the centre also provides courses for able, Gifted, Talented and Enrichment (AGT&E) students.

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Extensive refurbishment works carried out at RTC Business Park, Derby

Published on: 28th August 2018 We have recently implemented a multi-service approach to assist with the design and contract administration of refurbishment works of the independent café and conference suite facility at RTC Business Park in Derby. The property has been in use for a number of decades and dates back to a time when a cooked meal was provided to workers during the middle of the day.

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Popular caravan park sold on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park

Published on: 23rd August 2018 Following a successful period of marketing our specialist holiday and caravan park team has sold Lemonford Caravan Park, a developed holiday park with consent for 44 static caravans and 87 touring caravans. Lemonford Caravan Park is an incredibly attractive caravan park and the previous owners ensured there was always a welcoming atmosphere on site.

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SW Residential launch brand new website

Published on: 21st August 2018 We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new residential estate agency site – SW Residential. Our specialist residential team have over 50 years’ combined experience in the Leeds property market and offer a bespoke service to landlords, tenants and investors respectively. Head of our Leeds residential office, Diana Warr, commented “We are absolutely delighted with our new website. A standalone residential site alongside the main SW website will enable us to showcase all the fantastic properties we have on the market, highlight our services and provide us with a platform to publish industry news, views and a glimpse of what’s going on in Leeds. The more responsive design and easy to navigate pages provide visitors with a cleaner and more user-friendly journey, on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.”

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