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Construction Voice - building a city's future

Construction Voice - building a city's future

20 April 2017 By Phil Graves

Development has become a divisive topic in Brighton and Hove, seen by some as the economic salvation of the city, by others as, at best, a necessary evil, tackling the shortage of housing and commercial space that’s widely recognised as one of the biggest challenges currently facing us. Those involved

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One 'Hell' of a Deal

One 'Hell' of a Deal

19 April 2017 By Phil Graves

Graves Jenkins are pleased to announce that the well-known and established 'Le Grand Couchon' delicatessen, has been taken over by Brighton’s very own 'Hells Kitchen' and the transaction secures the future for one Western Road’s most prominent retail units on the corner of Lansdowne Place. George Dobson

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2016 is gone...

2016 is gone...

24 January 2017 By George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS

But let’s look forward to 2017!!! The commercial property market as a whole in Brighton and Hove, remained buoyant despite the uncertainties that arose after the Brexit decision in June. Office rents have continued to rise, with rents of £28.00 psf on Grade A, £23.50 psf achieved on secondary specification

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New Year - New Job

New Year - New Job

12 December 2016 By Phil Graves

Due to continued expansion of our Property Valuation and Landlord & Tenant services, we are seeking two new members of staff to be based at our Brighton office. We are seeking Chartered Surveyors/Registered Valuers for our established and busy genral practice office in the city centre of Brighton. **The

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i360: White Elephant or Positive Change For Brighton

i360: White Elephant or Positive Change For Brighton

12 December 2016 By Tom Sleven

The British Airways i360 opened its doors on August 4th 2016 after starting construction in 2008. The attraction has been designed to hold up to 200 people at a time, with a climb of 450ft, making this the ‘tallest moving observation tower in the world’ as quoted by British Airways, its closest rival

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Ban On Agency Fees

Ban On Agency Fees

02 December 2016 By Tom Sleven

Letting agents and landlords have reacted with rage to the Government’s recent announcement that it will ban charging tenants agency fees. The charges, that were generally passed to renters on top of deposits and rent, cost hundreds of pounds and the government feel that they are nominally often for

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Trump V UK Commercial Property

Trump V UK Commercial Property

01 December 2016 By George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS

Nearly a month on from Donald J Trump’s election victory and furthermore becoming the US of A’s 45th President, what has this meant for the UK commercial property market, so far. Initially on winning, the FTSE 100 index fell an initial 1.4%, before recovering. European markets fell before climbing,

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Airbnb, good or bad for Brighton?

Airbnb, good or bad for Brighton?

24 November 2016 By Tom Sleven

We all seem to love Airbnb and I personally don’t know many people who haven’t used them recently. But are they actually causing long term damage to tenants locally. Members of the House of Lords have heard the concerns of Baroness Gardner of Parkes over landlords who are now regularly choosing not

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Tom Neal BSc (Hons) MRICS

Tom Neal BSc (Hons) MRICS

11 November 2016 By Jill Durrant

The Directors of Graves Jenkins are delighted to announce that Tom Neal of our Crawley office has qualified as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors having cleared the final hurdle – passing his Assessment of Professional Competence. David Bessant commented “since joining us in

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Shop Openings On The Decrease....?

Shop Openings On The Decrease....?

19 October 2016 By George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS

According to retail data firm, Local Data Company, the uncertainty regarding the EU Referendum has caused a slump in the number of shops wishing to open their doors, with shop closures outweighing openings from January to the end of June this year. According to the UK wide research, although closures

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The 2017 Rating Revaluation has landed

The 2017 Rating Revaluation has landed

05 October 2016 By Neil Cooper MRICS

Last Friday, 30 September, saw the draft 2017 Rateable Values first published online enabling ratepayers/their advisers to check the same for certain factual errors and inconsistences. If found these can be reported back for consideration in advance of the entry of the Rateable Value into the new 2017

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The Shady Issue Of Right-To-Light

The Shady Issue Of Right-To-Light

01 September 2016 By Robert Paine MRICS

Along with the usual planning and Party Wall issues affecting development sites, Right to Light has become a growing area of contention highlighted by a recent High Court decision in Regan -v- Paul Properties DPF No. 1 Limited which I was involved in with regards to valuation Expert Witness advice. The

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