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Answering property myths: How much does it cost to get my property surveyed?

How much does a commercial property survey cost? At Vickery Holman, as an RICS Regulated firm, we are often asked to provide clients with surveys on their property so it’s worth knowing how much to expect a chartered surveyor to quote for a building survey. But, how much does a commercial property survey cost? Well, […]

Economic Viability Assessments (EVA’s)

With build costs expected to rise on average by 3.2% a year over the next 3 years (BCIS) and house price growth reportedly beginning to level out as supply increases and concerns over the impact of Brexit continues to cause hesitancy, we are likely to see a further squeeze on the viability of development projects. […]

Plymouth Retail Market Summary

This year has continued to be a difficult one for the retail market with further CVAs and administrations announced. Plymouth has mostly managed to avoid store closures so far with retailers such as New Look, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer all staying open for the time being. We are still seeing demand […]

Plymouth Industrial Market Summary

The industrial market continues to perform well in Plymouth and demand has been extremely strong over the past 12 months with a limited supply to fill occupier requirements. Units sub 2,000 sq ft are seeing the most demand, but there is still an increased demand for larger units of 5,000 sq ft plus. Units of […]

Does Your Land Have Development Potential?

Are you a landowner who thinks that your land might have development potential? We can help… As a starter we can advise you on the potential of your land, its value and provide an indication as to the likelihood of successfully obtaining a planning consent for development, be it residential or commercial. Should it be […]

RICS APC Success

Congratulations to Rebecca Cook who has passed RICS Assessment of Professional Competence, qualifying as a RICS Chartered Valuation Surveyor. The Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) is the process by which RICS ensures candidates who wish to become members are competent to practise as Chartered Surveyors. Having completed an RICS accredited degree, the APC requires candidates […]

Bristol Property Market Continues To Encourage First Time Investors

With demand still very high for office space in Bristol, collecting a return through property has never been so tempting for the first-time property developer. Bristol has a vacancy rate of less than 4% and a chronic shortage of city-centre office space, particularly for smaller occupiers. Similarly, the drag on the housing market means rented […]

Changes to business rates; Making Business Rates Fair

What changes to business rates are pending? Is there a justified call for changes to business rates? We have seen that retailers are benefiting from a rates reduction for the next 2 years. Alongside this, the Government have been asked to urgently assess business rates and in particular look at creating either; a sales tax, […]

Graduate Blog – Dominic De Wolf

Can’t believe it’s been one year since I joined Vickery Holman in May of last year! Whilst there has been plenty to learn, there is always plenty of help and guidance from members of our team, not just in the building surveying department but across the board. I am now 10 months into my APC, which […]

Supporting new talent

At Vickery Holman we are passionate about supporting and developing new surveying talent. As part of our corporate social responsibility work, one of our senior surveyors and a Director at Vickery Holman, Dennis Venn, gives his time to provide seminars for students at Plymouth University. Having taken time from his day to day surveying role, […]