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Shop Openings On The Decrease....?

Shop Openings On The Decrease....?

Wednesday, October 19, 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

Wednesday, October 5, 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

Thursday, September 1, 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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Hanover Crescent's Preferred Agent

Hanover Crescent's Preferred Agent

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 By Tom Sleven

We seem to be inadvertently become Hanover Crescents preferred agent! In the past two years only 4 properties within the Crescent have completed showing how rarely people want to move away. However in the last month alone we at Graves Jenkins have agreed two sales and are currently marketing three

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Social Media - What's Next?

Social Media - What's Next?

Monday, August 15, 2016 By George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS

The surge in the use of social media has moved on considerably over the last decade, but what does that mean for the property industry Now and moving Forward? The big three social media platforms today are; Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Facebook to date has been preferred by media/advertising companies

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Brighton The Place To Be

Brighton The Place To Be

Friday, August 12, 2016 By Tom Sleven

Hove is Britain’s top property hotspot for young professionals, according to a bank survey, with the two Brighton postcodes – BN1 and BN2 – also high on the list. It is the second year in a row that Hove has topped the list. Lloyds Bank has compiled a survey that said Brighton and Hove were in “the

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Are We Bored of the Boards Debate?

Are We Bored of the Boards Debate?

Friday, July 29, 2016 By Phil Graves

In 2010 I was President of the Brighton & Hove Estate Agents Association and we were consulted by the local authority over a possible board ban in certain parts of the city. Quite rightly, estate agents boards were banned from conservation areas such as Sussex Square, Lewes Crescent, Adelaide Crescent,

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City Plan Part II - aspirational and achievable?

City Plan Part II - aspirational and achievable?

Friday, July 29, 2016 By Phil Graves

Graves Jenkins are co-founders of Construction Voice, an important debating forum for the property and construction sector. Earlier this month we held a meeting at Sussex County Cricket Club discussing the salient points of the City Plan Part II and questioned whether it was aspirational and achievable. Our

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Is Brighton Affordable????

Is Brighton Affordable????

Thursday, June 23, 2016 By Tom Sleven

Have properties really become less affordable in the past 20 years? The short answer is yes they have! A study by the Post Office used sales data from last year and calculated the average house prices in postcode areas across Britain’s major cities. It also looked at the average salaries of first

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Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

Friday, June 10, 2016 By David Bessant MRICS

Continuing demand for our services and growth in business have led to a pressing need for more personnel based at our Crawley office. Firstly, we are seeking a Qualified Registered Valuer with requisite experience in all property sectors to undertake “Red Book” and other valuation instructions throughout

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The Brexit Clause

The Brexit Clause

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 By George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS

Commercial property investors are writing clauses into contracts giving buyers the right to withdraw from commercial property transactions, IF the UK votes to leave the European Union at the end of this month, as a way to liberate a sector hindered by uncertainty over Brexit. Transactions in commercial

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Exit the Dragon

Exit the Dragon

Friday, May 27, 2016 By Tom Neal BSc (Hons) MRICS

The Dragon Buffet has closed its doors on one of the largest restaurants in Crawley High Street following the successful hunt for another restaurateur to take over the 4,120 sq ft premises which forms part of the historic George Hotel. Acting on behalf of the proprietors of the former Dragon Buffet,

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