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Commercial property market – Exeter

Commercial Property Exeter Industrial sector The past 5 years has seen significant growth in this sector (exasperated over the last 2 years as the Pandemic hit the retail market) with record rents in commercial property Exeter being achieved from warehousing to workshop space. The current market has however taken a slight stall due to uncertain […]

The benefits of investing in Planned Preventative Maintenance

Why should you invest in a Planned Preventative Maintenance programme? The main reason is that a PPM programme will maintain or increase the integrity or value of your property and if you’re letting it out, then you should be able to command higher rental values. The second reason is that having a maintenance programme based […]

Commercial property market update- Plymouth

The retail market in Plymouth is generally divided into two categories, being the prime city centre retail offering and the secondary/neighbourhood parade retail offering.  The city centre retail offering has been evolving for many years and the pandemic was just another challenge for the high street to adapt to, but rents had already been readjusting […]

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 […]