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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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Measuring Offices – Its all change

Measuring Offices – Its all change

Thursday, January 21, 2016 By Neil Cooper MRICS

The New Year has seen changes in how we are to measure offices and report on floor areas. The changes are documented in the RICS Property Measurement (1st Edition) and came into mandatory effect on 1 January 2016. Prior to 2016 net internal floor area was the standard, adopted basis of measurement for

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BHEAA Commercial Property Report 2016

BHEAA Commercial Property Report 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016 By Phil Graves

“The economy at a local level is strong and pretty robust, but we must plan properly for our future and huge challenges lay ahead." It has been another progressive year for the commercial property market, although we are sometimes victims of our own success. More people want to live, work and socialise

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Making Progress?

Making Progress?

Monday, November 16, 2015 By Phil Graves

For a number of years now, I am honoured to be asked to write a small report on the commercial property market for the Brighton & Hove Estate Agents Association (BHEAA) which celebrated 125 years in 2012. This is alongside some other Members of the Association who have in depth local knowledge of

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Hanover Crescent - last call for offers!

Hanover Crescent - last call for offers!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 By Phil Graves

FINAL CHANCE TO PURCHASE THIS STUNNING PERIOD HOUSE IN NEED OF REFURBISHMENT This is your final chance to purchase this truly stunning period house in the famous Wilds and Busby private Georgian Crescent known as Hanover Crescent. Due

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Prime Development Opportunity – Crawley

Prime Development Opportunity – Crawley

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 By David Bessant MRICS

South East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust have instructed Graves Jenkins to market the freehold interest in the Crawley Ambulance Station site. Due to a restructuring of the Ambulance Service, in an attempt to lower response times, Ambulance Stations are being replaced by multiple Ambulance

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Offices to Residential – Rights (PDRs) made permanent

Offices to Residential – Rights (PDRs) made permanent

Thursday, October 22, 2015 By Neil Cooper MRICS

Following the previous introduction of temporary Permitted Development Rights (PDRs) which were due to expire in May 2016 the Government has now removed the uncertainty in relation to the same by announcing they will be made permanent. Furthermore, where prior approval has already been granted but not

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