Industry Views

Employee engagement - the new strategic priority

1st February 2018

More than ever, ‘people’ are a company’s most important asset. How they are treated will shape the future of the modern organisation.

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Vail Williams advises The Crown Estate on sale of Welsh marina

29th January 2018

We're delighted to have advised The Crown Estate on the sale of the freehold interest in Deganwy Marina to Lakeland Leisure Estates Limited for an undisclosed sum.

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Vail Williams expands with appointment of Birmingham business rates partner

23rd January 2018

We're pleased to announce that we have grown our Birmingham team with the addition of business rates expert, James FitzGibbon.

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Heathrow expansion: Thames Valley businesses urged to make voices heard to keep Britain open for business

22nd January 2018

As public consultation opens on one of the UK’s largest ever airport expansions at Heathrow, Thames Valley businesses have been urged to get their voices heard.

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Vail Williams secures sale of industrial unit to European food wholesaler

2nd January 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have secured the sale of a 13,224 sq. ft industrial unit near Portsmouth to La Española Limited for £800,000.

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Long leaseholds – it doesn’t have to be a deal breaker

14th December 2017

There has been a lot of press coverage this year about the rise in the number of new residential builds that are being sold as leaseholds, in many cases unbeknown to the purchasers.

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Further growth in Solent for valuation team

12th December 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed valuations expert, Chris Wright, as an associate to our Southampton office.

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Budget business rates changes welcome, but don’t go far enough

22nd November 2017

Recent changes to business rates announced by Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, in his autumn Budget have been welcomed by businesses, but do they go far enough to help ratepayers cope with this increasingly costly property tax?

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The lifecycle of the business move

24th October 2017

Your business premises should be flexible and work for you, allowing your business to thrive. However, if it doesn’t, you might have to relocate to new premises.

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There’s no sinking feeling with sinking funds

9th October 2017

Normally when you talk about sinking funds, it can have quite a negative connotation. However, in the case of property, ‘sinking funds’ refer to something potentially much more positive, as our work with the University of Southampton Science Park has shown.

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