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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 […]

Impact of the pandemic on business rates in the Leisure sector

Undoubtedly the past two years have been a turbulent time for the leisure sector. Prior to March 2020, no-one knew the true impacts that were to be felt on our daily life and business as we knew it, or what the words ‘pandemic’ and ‘lockdown’ really meant. We saw pubs, hotels and holiday parks closed […]

Pension Fund Valuations or ‘Red Book’ explained

 We have the benefit of 19 experienced RICS registered valuers located across the South West, covering Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Truro. As part of our day-to-day work, we undertake valuations for a variety of purposes, one of which includes the valuation of assets for pension funds, SSIP and SSAS providers. Pension Fund Valuations By Christie […]

The Keep, Plymouth joins our Property Management portfolio

Our Property Management team in Plymouth are delighted to be taking on The Keep in the historical Barbican area of Plymouth. Formerly an Infant School, The Keep was converted into 22 apartments in 1994. Vickery Holman will be managed the entire block on behalf of the owners from August 2022. ‘We’re very pleased to be […]

Party Wall Agreements; do you really need one?

Who needs a Party Wall Agreement? Building works on a residential or a commercial property tend to be disruptive for everyone – but often, the noise and mess is especially irritating for your neighbours. When you’re planning work, consider how you can keep your neighbours onboard. There are laws in place to protect neighbours from […]

Plymouth retail market; is the tide turning?

There is much speculation about the High Street and what needs to be done to revive it, or is it dead? Clearly there have been high profile closures throughout the last 2 years and certainly our High Streets don’t look the same as they did before Covid – but that’s change and it isn’t always […]

Market for pubs remains strong in the South West

Pubs remain popular but market less frenetic than last year, says Mike Easton, Head of Hotels and Hospitality. ‘The South West pub market had bucked the national trend last year, broadly due to the strong residential market providing capital for new entrants looking for lifestyle changes across the region. At the time there was a noticeable […]

Getting to grips with life as a graduate surveyor

I have been with Vickery Holman for nearly two years having joined the Plymouth office in September 2020. As cliché as it sounds, my time so far really has flown by owing to the fast pace of the industry and genuinely looking forward to what each new day has to bring. Until recently, I have […]