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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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By George he’s done it!

By George he’s done it!

Thursday, March 17, 2016 By George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS

The commercial property industry wakes up today, coming to terms with George Osborne’s shock increase in stamp duty on higher value commercial properties. The 2016 Budget Speech of yesterday provided the details of the new rates, which in summary will be; 0% from £0 to £150,000, 2% between £150,001

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Palmeira Grandeur

Palmeira Grandeur

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 By Phil Graves

Graves Jenkins is pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to acquire a 3,498 sq ft (325m2) Grade II listed building, within an impressive terrace in central Hove. Forming the central section of an exclusive terrace overlooking the Floral Clock at Palmeira Square, this mansion building has retained

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To Build or Not To Build?

To Build or Not To Build?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 By Phil Graves

Do we really have a choice? Brighton & Hove city is currently going through a period of change, the results of which could be a significant step toward how the city can cope with future growth plans, as a destination to either live or work and to test general ambition of it’s Council, residents

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The conundrum for industrial occupiers…

The conundrum for industrial occupiers…

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 By George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS

Entering into the early stages of 2016, industrial occupiers have to reconsider their requirements, if they are to satisfy their business needs. Although demand continues for Brighton & Hove industrial premises, there is merely not enough space to satisfy occupiers who need to expand or downsize

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When to apply for a Lease Extension on your Home

When to apply for a Lease Extension on your Home

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 By Chris Halls FRICS

The principle of a Statutory Right for a Lease Extension on a property with a short unexpired term is now well established, but if you are in such a position, at what point should you start the process. The Act provides you are entitled to apply for an additional 90 years to be added to the current

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New Recruits at GJ

New Recruits at GJ

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 By Phil Graves

We are delighted to announce a host of new recruits to the team at Graves Jenkins, all at the Brighton office. George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS has taken up the position of Associate Director and will work alongside Director Phil Graves in the Commercial Agency team covering predominantly the Sussex area.

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