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Graduate Blog – Ollie Steer-Fowler

As I approach a third of a year at Vickery Holman I feel I am now well placed to comment on my experiences so far. My working situation is not a normal one as I balance both my work as a general practice surveyor with VH and my work with my own family business within […]

Graduate Blog: Kirsty Worden

I’m 1 year into my APC for building surveying and thoroughly enjoying it. Every day is different with VH, and it’s been a busy month in the lead up to Christmas. A project is starting onsite – holiday villas constructed in Structural Insulated Panels, as well as bid writing and various inspections. I’m also working […]

South West Tourism Sponsors

The South West tourism sector is very important to our economy and Vickery Holman are heavily involved in the Leisure and hospitality market. We provide asset valuations, assist with purchases, acquisitions and sales, help with rent reviews and renewals, business rates and of course with development opportunities. For that reason, we have supported the South […]

Market Review 2018-19

Vickery Holman were pleased to host their 8th annual market review events this month. Three events were held across Cornwall and Devon which provided an overview of the local markets across the region. The events saw local property surveyors providing their expert opinions on how the South West markets have been performing over the past […]

Business Rates Newsletter

Some interesting updates in our business rates newsletter Click here for more information – Business Rates Newsletter Spring 2019  

“Staircase Tax” Reversal

Following the government’s promise in the Autumn 2017 Budget, legislation is now in place to reverse the well publicised ‘staircase tax.’ Following a Supreme Court ruling in 2015, which led to a change in the way the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) assessed multi-occupied office buildings, many office occupiers saw their rating assessments split into more […]

What is an Expert Witness?

An expert witness can be appointed by one party to provide their expert opinion on a specific dispute. Alternatively they can be appointed as a single joint expert, which means they are appointed by both parties to give their opinion on a specific area of dispute. The duty of an expert is to help the […]

What is Adjudication?

Adjudication is a form of dispute resolution used in construction contracts; it is generally shorter than arbitration and has a strict timetable based on the provision of documents, it is designed to protect cash flow during construction. It generally covers claims relating to interim payments, delay and disruption of the works, extensions of time, defects […]

What is Arbitration?

Arbitrators are often appointed to resolve disputes in preference to court proceedings. It is a formal process that involves the appointment of an arbitrator by agreement between the parties or application to the RICS. The arbitrator considers evidence presented by both sides and bases their decision on this evidence. The arbitrator’s award is enforceable in a […]

Graduate Blog

As I write this blog entry I have been an employee of Vickery Holman for exactly eight weeks. What has life been like settling in? Manic- in a good way! Traveling from Wells to Exeter is not your average commute, however it is certainly worth it once you are parked up! I already had experience […]