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UK GP Medical Centre Property Market: A Growing Market for Investors

UK GP Medical Centre Property Market: A Growing Market for Investors The UK GP medical centre property market is a niche sector that offers attractive opportunities for investors who are looking for stable, long-term returns. GP medical centres are primary care facilities that provide a range of health services to local communities, such as general […]

Improvement Relief for Non-Domestic Rates (NDR)

Improvement Relief for Non-Domestic Rates (NDR). The UK Government is taking steps towards fostering economic growth and encouraging property improvements with the introduction of Improvement Relief, set to come into effect on 1st April 2024. Recognising the concerns of businesses regarding the Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) system, the government aims to remove a significant barrier to […]

A Guide to Becoming an RICS Chartered Surveyor: Steps and Requirements

Becoming a chartered surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a prestigious and rewarding career path for individuals interested in the fields of real estate, construction, valuation, and property management. RICS chartered surveyors are recognised globally for their expertise, professionalism, and commitment to high ethical standards. A Guide to Becoming an RICS […]

Dartmoor and its positive impact on tourism

Hotels and Hospitality lead, Mike Easton takes a look at the Dartmoor National Park and its positive impact on South West Tourism. Covering 368 square miles of Devon, the National Park is dramatic, mysterious, challenging, and beautiful in equal measure and along with the coastline of the county provides significant interest for the resident population […]

Business Rates Transitional Relief 2024

Transitional relief  On 1 April 2023, the government introduced a new transitional relief scheme as part of the national business rates revaluation.   Rateable Values   The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) carried out a national revaluation which came into force on 1 April 2023. Rateable values are based on rental values; rateable values in each sector should […]

Property Management Services expanding in the Westcountry

Property Management portfolio continues to expand Following our expansion strategy, our property managers are happy to announce that two developments have decided to instruct Vickery Holman as managing agents. At the Beach Located in Torcross right in front of the sea, At the Beach was a former hotel converted into flats back in 2008. The […]

Making lease renewals quick and easy

Can lease renewals be quick and easy? Yes, they can! We have recently completed a lease renewal for an office in Plymouth on behalf of a Landlord through a renewal by reference to the original lease. In the first instance, we provided a Market Rent report to the Landlord which provided our recommendations for the […]

More land needed for development in Cornwall

Cornwall’s ‘Call for (development) Sites’  Cornwall Council, as Local Planning Authority, have begun a review of their current Development Plan which expires in 2030. The underlying tenor for the new Plan is population growth. To do this there needs to be development of not only housing but also employment space, community infrastructure and tourist facilities. […]

Building a promising career

Having joined Vickery Holman about a year and a half ago, joining the Truro office’s Building Surveying team in the summer of 2022, I am blown away at how quickly the time has flown by. However, when I think back at what I have achieved thanks to Vickery Holman within a relatively short space of […]

Hart v Large; High Court case regarding surveyor negligence

Hart v Large 2021 – What happened? Hart v Large  2021 is a High Court case centred around a dispute between the purchasers of a newly refurbished property in Devon, Mr. and Mrs. Hart, and their surveyor, Mr. Large. Mr. Large was instructed to undertake a Level 2 Home Buyer Report on the property. The […]