Industry Views

Building surveying expert joins Vail Williams as Partner

15th June 2018

We're delighted to announce our building consultancy team in Reading has expanded its expertise with the appointment of new Partner, Matthew Beech.

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Vail Williams hails approval of Heathrow expansion

12th June 2018

Experts from our Heathrow office have hailed the announcement of the approval of the third runway at Heathrow, which has been dubbed an ‘historic moment’ by Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling.

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Mitigating against the burden of business rates

1st June 2018

As business rates continue to be a source of concern for businesses across the country, Vail Williams’ senior surveyor, Adam Barnfield, gives his opinion on the current system and how the team of business rates experts at Vail Williams is helping clients navigate the complex process.

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The co-working conundrum

29th May 2018

At a recent seminar the hosts posed the question whether the ‘office was dead?’ with the conclusion, in part that, ‘it wasn’t dead but just smells a bit funny’.

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April tax changes to impact residential property-owning businesses

26th March 2018

Businesses that own high-value residential properties (£500,000 and over) could be hit with tax increases when changes to the way the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is calculated take effect.

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Business rates revaluation to be brought forward

16th March 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed in his Spring Budget that the government intends to move towards shorter revaluation periods.

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Vail Williams appoints planning Partner, as David Ramsay returns to the ranks

15th March 2018

We're delighted to announce that we have appointed planning Partner, David Ramsay, who returns to the firm from Jones Laing LaSalle (JLL).

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Vail Williams tops Portsmouth sales and lettings, CoStar data shows

7th March 2018

CoStar, the leader in commercial property information, has announced Vail Williams as the top office agent for Portsmouth, following the launch of its Dealmaker Awards for locations across the south.

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Government publishes draft National Planning Policy Framework for consultation

5th March 2018

On 5th March 2018, the Government published a draft version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for consultation. Alongside the Draft NPPF, the government published draft guidance for viability assessments as well as a new consultation on developer contributions to support housing delivery.

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) – how are you affected?

12th February 2018

If you haven’t already heard about the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) here’s a bit more about what they are, what to do to prepare for them, and by when.

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