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Advice & Resources

We are working hard to understand the consequences of COVID-19 for landlords, tenants, investors and developers. Here you will find a series of posts, including property advice from across the firm, answers to the most frequent questions we are being asked currently, as well as links to useful external resources.

23rd February 2021

What’s next for the workplace?

The disruption caused by the pandemic has called into question current working practices and this is rapidly changing  the design, location and tenure of the workplace.

05th January 2021

2021 property deals: Top tips for occupiers on how to get your deal done

Throughout the pandemic we have been completing property acquisitions for a variety of businesses seeking new premises, from offices and warehouses, to helicopter storage hangars.

26th November 2020

COVID-19 causes volatility in property valuations for company accounts

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession had a significant impact on the property market in 2020 – one which will continue to be felt for some time.

24th November 2020

Learning from the pandemic: What are the positives for landlords?

It has been an incredibly difficult year for landlords, many of whom have been unable to collect rent from tenants struggling amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

09th November 2020

Housing Need Changes – what councils and developers need to know

In October, a consultation released alongside the Planning White Paper, discussing changes to the current planning system, closed.

03rd November 2020

Business rates, COVID-19 and why it’s good to talk

One of our core values here at Vail Williams is that we listen to our clients. We care about what is happening to them and what the future holds. Our advice and the way we operate as a business reflects this.

Timeline of events

17th April 2020

Government furlough scheme extended by 1 month

16th April 2020

Government confirmed lockdown restrictions to continue for "at least" another three weeks

25th March 2020

Parliament shuts temporarily

23rd March 2020

Prime Minister introduces three measures as part of “stay at home, stay safe” campaign

19th March 2020

UK schools close

19th March 2020

Bank of England cuts interest rates to 0.1%

11th March 2020

Bank of England cuts interest rates to 0.25%

Blogs & Insight

Reading: A land of industrial opportunity

01st March 2021

Throughout 2020, we witnessed a continued rise in demand for industrial space in Reading, driven by the impact of the pandemic and Brexit.

Return to the office on the horizon, but are you ready?

24th February 2021

Further to the announcement regarding the gradual, phased approach to the easing of national lockdown measures in the UK, one of the first questions we were asked by clients was, ‘when can we return to the office?’.

COVID-19: A time to reflect on property asset management

15th January 2021

It has been a rather busy year for the property asset manager helping landlords plan the safe return for their occupiers. We spoke with Matt Clarke on the effects of COVID-19 and what has been learned.


As trusted advisers, we are here to support you during these unprecedented times, to help you navigate business decisions with a holistic and commercial approach to the challenges and opportunities you currently face.