Industry Views

Could Brexit represent an opportunity for businesses to challenge their business rate liabilities?}

Could Brexit represent an opportunity for businesses to challenge their business rate liabilities?

30th January 2019

As uncertainty around the Brexit ‘deal’ continues, could it represent an opportunity for businesses to challenge their rateable values? 

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Reading’s Regional Magnetism}

Reading’s Regional Magnetism

18th January 2019

If you think of mass urbanisation, you may hark back to Geography lessons at school and your mind may conjure up examples of the rapidly developing cities and economies of, say, Beijing, Delhi or Mexico City.

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Midlands property outlook positive, but supply must meet demand in 2019}

Midlands property outlook positive, but supply must meet demand in 2019

5th December 2018

As we look ahead to 2019 and what the property market might bring for occupiers in the Midlands, our Regional Managing Partner on the ground there, Carole Taylor, takes a look at what to expect in the industrial and office market.

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Autumn Budget 2018: Relief for the few, not the many}

Autumn Budget 2018: Relief for the few, not the many

30th October 2018

Following the Chancellor, Philip Hammond’s Budget speech yesterday, Partner and Head of Business Rates, James FitzGibbon, gives his views on whether or not the changes go far enough.

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Booming Birmingham – the rise of the serviced office}

Booming Birmingham – the rise of the serviced office

16th October 2018

If recent figures published by the Birmingham Office Market Forum are anything to go by , it looks like the office market is in for a positive end to the year as uptake rises.

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Vail Williams' take on the Solent region}

Vail Williams' take on the Solent region

30th September 2018

As well as brightening up the reception area of Vail Williams' Southampton office, the infographic hanging on the wall of Savannah House provides an insight into the characteristics that make up the Solent region. The local team got together one afternoon and true to management-speak, brain-stormed some ideas of what they felt were the key attributes and hot topics of the region.

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Government publishes final National Planning Policy Framework}

Government publishes final National Planning Policy Framework

28th August 2018

Further to the consultation in March 2018, the Government has published the final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This is now used in deciding all planning applications.

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Occupiers’ guide to dilapidations - preparation is key}

Occupiers’ guide to dilapidations - preparation is key

19th July 2018

It’s easy to put off thinking about issues that may arise from breaches of lease covenants relating to the condition of your property, but it’s important for businesses to ensure they’re one step ahead from the outset.

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Building surveying expert joins Vail Williams as Partner}

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}

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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