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Brighton Going Up To The Prem

Brighton Going Up To The Prem

08 May 2017 By Tom Sleven

Let’s take a look at other towns and cities that have had changes to their dynamics in part due to sporting success or lack of! The most obvious in recent years being London after the Olympics. Homeowners in the six Olympic and Paralympic boroughs have enjoyed faster rising property prices in the

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Brighton are Top!

Brighton are Top!

05 May 2017 By Phil Graves

And it’s not just the football team that has recorded some recent success. Brighton city is top of the 100 office locations outside of London and within the UK as having ‘the hottest potential’. Office workers in the city probably know this already, but could this be another spur for more modern office

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Energy Performance Certificates….it’s time for change!

Energy Performance Certificates….it’s time for change!

27 April 2017 By George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS

It is now less than 12 months until the changes to the Law in regards to Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), which does and will, effect both commercial and residential landlord’s. As of the 1 April 2018, landlords of buildings must be aware of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which

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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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