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In difficult trading circumstances, the Tourism Awards recognises the best and the bravest

In times of well publicised challenges, Vickery Holman shines a positive light on the hospitality sector. With the news full of reports for tough times and with everyone focussed on making the best of the Winter ahead, the hotels and hospitality team would like to spotlight those who are leaders in their field for all […]

Good foundations to become a Building Surveyor

I have been with Vickery Holman for a little over four months now, joining the Truro office in June 2022 alongside completing my master’s dissertation which I handed in last month. Vickery Holman have been incredibly flexible and supportive throughout the time I spent on my dissertation alongside working for them, allowing me to work […]

2023 business rates revaluation

Rating revaluations ordinarily take place every five years and are carried out in an effort to maintain fairness in this system of taxation, by redistributing the total rates payable to reflect changes in the property market. The 2017 rating list was due to end in April 2021 but, in May 2020, the government announced the […]

Life as a Graduate Property Management Surveyor

I have been with Vickery Holman since May 2022 and joined as a graduate surveyor in the Property Management team in Truro, covering the whole of Cornwall and parts of Devon from Penzance up to Plymouth. I’m part of the larger Property Management Team with staff and properties across our Plymouth, Exeter and Bristol offices. […]

Interim Dilapidations – Tenants Beware

INTERIM DILAPIDATIONS The uncertainty with the economy is reflecting the issues that arose during the 2008 recession. At that time a number of landlords were left with empty properties and tenants either in liquidation or of such weak financial standing that pursuing a dilapidations claim was potentially commercially unviable, leaving them with a property in […]

Material Uncertainty – what does it mean for you?

“Material Uncertainty” is a clause which has become more widely used in valuation reports since the outbreak of Covid-19 in March 2020. The circumstances relating to the global pandemic raised questions as to whether surveyors should declare the valuation was subject to material uncertainty and highlight a greater degree of caution when relying on valuation […]

Residential and Commercial Development Update

Despite the obvious challenges facing the development market and wider economy in general across the South West, the housing market has remained resilient. This has been partly due to successful government intervention in the form of help to buy and the stamp duty holiday as well as the South West emerging as one of the […]

Dispute Resolution Service for Section 18 valuation and Expert Witness

Dispute Resolution Service We have been instructed on a variety of valuation jobs in the last few months which come under the Dispute Resolution Service umbrella, including section 18 valuations and expert witness jobs, acting for both Landlords and Tenants, as well as third parties. Section 18 Valuation Section 18 is a statutory provision which […]

Resisting pressure to discount retail rents

Despite all the uncertainties of recent years, the retail property market continues to function and leases continue to be renewed.  One development of that is over recent months, we have seen an increasing trend of national retailers trying to take advantage by flexing their muscles looking for unreasonably favourable deals. Pressure for discount retail rents […]

Life as a General Practice Graduate Surveyor

I have been with Vickery Holman for just over a year now, since joining the Bristol office in June 2021 coming straight from university. During my first year I solely worked within the Valuation department undertaking various valuations for secured lending, asset values and Charity Act purposes, covering a wide variety of property types from […]