Industry Views

Don’t get tied up in knots over knotweed – nip it in the bud

11th July 2017

A recent legal case (Williams & Waistell v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd) has once again brought the issue of the dreaded Japanese Knotweed (JKW) to the fore.

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Action needed as business rates relief package still not up and running

28th June 2017

Following a huge amount of political pressure, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced a £300 million business rates relief package in the Spring Budget.

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Important New Planning Laws Affecting Brown Field Sites.

10th April 2017

New Statutory Instruments that will come into force on April 15 and 16 concerning the Brownfield Land Register (BLR) and Permission in Principle (PIP).

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Vail Williams secures sale of Deacon’s Marina

6th April 2017

Vail Williams has advised property investment company, Fuller Group, on the sale of Deacons Boatyard Ltd to south coast marina operators, Dean & Reddyhoff, for an undisclosed sum.

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Flurry of recent deals at Lakeside North Harbour establish its position as a key south coast operational hub

21st March 2017

Babcock, Capita and CT Automotive take up new space totaling over 65,500 square feet.

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Business Rates – Budget Update.

8th March 2017

The hopes and fears of many ratepayers, along with quite a few rating professionals, have been focused on the Chancellor’s Budget announcements.

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The benefits of big-name neighbours for commercial property investment

22nd February 2017

Commercial property investment usually starts with a few rough criteria, including the size of commercial premises you want, the property type - commercial, retail and so on - whether it is for sale or to rent, and its location.

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Surrey is set for more high quality homes as planning is secured for three new housing developments

21st February 2017

Surrey will gain three new housing developments following Vail Williams securing planning permission for Thakeham Homes and Linden Homes South.

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Open letter to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, calling for business rates clarity

13th February 2017

Dear Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP,I am a surveyor who has been working in London in the field of business rates consultancy for the last 40 years.

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Vail Williams a safe bet as Rank Group Plc move to TOR

17th January 2017

Vail Williams have acquired 39,050 sq ft of Grade A offices at the TOR development on behalf of Rank Group Plc in Maidenhead.

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