At Vickery Holman agency is more than just buying, selling or letting commercial property. It is about brokerage or ‘making deals happen’. Getting the right result whether optimising returns for owners or minimising costs for occupiers.
Each of Vickery Holman offices has a dedicated Agency team including at least one Senior Surveyor and assistants advising on a range of commercial property.
An understanding of property law is a necessity in order to ensure appropriate action is taken at the prudent time. With 12 Building Surveyors Vickery Holman enables each to concentrate on particular areas of specialism. Specialism permits continual awareness of changes in legislation and provides a depth of knowledge unrivalled, in particular areas of expertise, within the South West.
Vickery Holman offers extensive experience for the repair and maintenance of commercial properties such as cyclical repair and maintenance, external repair and redecoration, specific repair of defects and replacement of time expired elements (roof coverings etc). As well as commercial implications for this service Vickery Holman have an intimate knowledge for the provision of repairs in occupied buildings for both commercial clients, such as the Royal Mail, and educational clients, such as the Plymouth College of Further Education, Falmouth College of Art and over 30 schools within the Plymouth Diocese in addition to other state and private schools.
A full range of services are provided locally with company wide specialist support given, as required by individual instruction and circumstance.
The Building Surveyors provide a personal, and flexible service of detailed and specialist advice. The combined team strength can be utilised to target large commissions, in a short period of time and in an economic and consistent manner.
We recognise the importance of maintaining the landlord / tenant relationship, while achieving the best commercial settlement terms for the parties.
Within Vickery Holman Property Management, we pride ourselves on providing a dedicated niche service. Whilst able to deal with a whole lot more, we have concentrated on Property Management. We have access to all the expertise required but by focusing on one subject the service we provide is not diluted.
Valuation is a core function that underpins all property transactions and ownership. Vickery Holman have a dedicated team of RICS Registered Valuers in each office who provide valuation advice on a wide array of properties for a variety of purposes.
Whilst criticised for its lack of definition the Governments Housing White Paper was according to Greg Oldrieve, Head of Development Services at Vickery Holman, very welcome.Greg said “Identifying the problem is essential to its resolution.
The paper displayed a clear understanding of what has caused the crisis and what needs to be done to resolve it. It covered a wide range of issues and whilst not providing clear detail identified a direction of travel for all those involved in building houses.”Local communities and their representatives will not be allowed to deny there is a problem or abdicate responsibility. Every local authority will be required to establish “a plan” for building sufficient houses and if this is not adequate central government will step in.
In return communities are being offered greater involvement in the design of any development. The development process will be accelerated through the provision of additional funding to local authorities for planning staff but also cutting the bureaucracy, in particular the provision of planning consent conditions. Developers, especially SME builders, will be supported with loan funding for development but also for the creation of extra resource in terms of both skills and innovative techniques like prefabrication. In return they will be required to support the necessary infrastructure for development and any land banking will be penalised.
Prospective house buyers and tenants will be supported with additional financial initiatives and security measures. Housing Associations will receive an additional £7.1 bn of funding. Greg went on to say “You can’t fault with the Government’s ambition and now it is up to communities, professionals and builders to accept the challenge and accelerate the current level of supply. How this affects the marketplace will only be known when people accept the challenge and when there is more detail on the White Paper’s proposals."