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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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Employment Space v Housing

Employment Space v Housing

Friday, May 20, 2016 By Phil Graves

I have great sympathy with Darren Fell, MD of Crunch Accounting, with his search for suitable office space in the Brighton and Hove city area to continue the exciting expansion of his business (Argus Business Tuesday 17th May 2016). It can be sole destroying when you build a vibrant and successful business

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The changing face of Crawley Town Centre

The changing face of Crawley Town Centre

Friday, April 29, 2016 By Neil Cooper MRICS

As a member of the Crawley Town Centre Partnership Board I am excited by the changes afoot within the Crawley retail Town Centre area, particularly given the significant setback it received when the plans for its substantial expansion (Town Centre North) were scuppered by the recession in 2008+. Crawley

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Prices flying high for Brighton

Prices flying high for Brighton

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 By Tom Sleven

Figures for 112 cities and towns across England and Wales reveal that Brighton has had the biggest surge in house prices having jumped almost 500% over the past 20 years according to the Office for National Statistics. Average house prices in the city were £50,000 in 1995 and are now at £295,000.

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Coworking…the future of Brighton & Hove office space.

Coworking…the future of Brighton & Hove office space.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 By George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS

Coworking space was born in San Francisco coming up for 11 years ago and it is estimated that there are now in excess of 3,000 coworking spaces worldwide. The recent 1M sq ft milestone of coworking office space taken by The Office Group in London, shows that this growth is most definitely set to continue. London’s

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The Argus ‘flip’ into Dolphin.

The Argus ‘flip’ into Dolphin.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 By Phil Graves

Newsquest (Southern) Ltd, who own and publish The Argus newspaper, have finally secured new office premises, which marks their return to Brighton city centre after 23 years since their move from the original North Road printing works to Hollingbury. Dawn Sweeney, Managing Director, announced “ I am

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The Budget and Business Rates

The Budget and Business Rates

Thursday, March 31, 2016 By Neil Cooper MRICS

Having extended the doubling of the current ‘Small Business Rate Relief’ in England until April 2017 the Chancellor introduced further and more significant reform to assist ‘small businesses’ in his March 2016 Budget. Currently under this Relief no rates are paid by ‘small businesses’ on the occupation

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