A third of UK house buyers ‘ignoring structural issues’ according to new research

A third of house buyers in the UK are ignoring structural issues during the buying process according to new research published by app-based Atom Bank. In a survey carried out by the bank, 54% admitted to not investigating common issues such as damp, with the same number not looking at...
Read more September 2019

GJS DILLON HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN SURVEYING

Worcestershire commercial property consultancy and Chartered Surveyors GJS Dillon is highlighting the importance of working with RICS qualified surveyors and valuers following the publication of new data on property measurement. A report published by Spec property management systems found that houses in London are being inaccurately measured by an average...
Read more June 2019

BOOST FOR WORCESTER INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY SECTOR AS TAKE-UP ALMOST TRIPLES IN 2018

Take-up of industrial property in and around Worcester increased substantially in 2018, attracting new occupiers and jobs to the city, according to Worcestershire’s largest independent commercial property agency GJS Dillon. Total take-up of industrial property grew by more than 275% in 2018 to 258,921 sq ft in the city of...
Read more March 2019

BROMSGROVE’S SUCCESS PUSHES UP COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRICES

A shortage of office and industrial units in Bromsgrove, coupled with high demand for space, pushed up commercial property rents and freehold prices to record levels in the town in 2018, according to Worcestershire’s largest independent commercial property agency GJS Dillon. Only seven months’ supply of industrial property and eight...
Read more March 2019

SMALL BUSINESS SPACE SHORTAGE DRIVES UP PROPERTY PRICES

A shortage of smaller office and industrial units in and around Droitwich, and elsewhere in the Wychavon District, coupled with high demand for space, pushed up commercial property rents and freehold prices to record levels in 2018, according to Worcestershire’s largest independent commercial property agency GJS Dillon. Wychavon presently has...
Read more March 2019

AVOID INHERITANCE TAX ERRORS FOR PROPERTY AND LAND

With Inheritance Tax being scrapped for main residences valued up to £1 million from April 2020, most family homes will no longer be subject to this tax, but this won’t be the case for rental properties, second homes and most country homes and country estates, says Jonathan Mountford, Director of...
Read more September 2018

TAKE EARLY DILAPIDATIONS ADVICE – COURT DECISION

A court decision has emphasised the need for early advice on dilapidations, especially when considering exercising a break in a commercial property lease, says Mark Davies, Director of Building Surveying Services at Worcestershire commercial property consultancy GJS Dillon.   The outcome of the case - Office Depot International (UK) Limited...
Read more September 2018

HOW TO SAVE THOUSANDS OF POUNDS AT THE START OF A COMMERCIAL LEASE

Many business owners are unaware that they have to reinstate, repair and re-decorate their commercial property at the end of their lease, or pay the landlord to do it, and end up with a surprise bill, says GJS Dillon Director of Building Surveying Services Mark Davies.   These legal repairing...
Read more August 2018

80% OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AFFECTED BY UNDERINSURANCE

Up to four in five organisations will be disappointed with the pay out from their buildings insurance when they look to claim for damage, according to a leading building surveyor.   Mark Davies, Director of Building Surveying Services at Worcestershire commercial property consultancy GJS Dillon, says that the insurance industry...
Read more June 2018

DESIRE FOR WORCESTERSHIRE FREEHOLD OFFICES REMAINS STRONG, AS SALES OUTSTRIP LETTINGS

Sales of Worcestershire offices outperformed lettings in the first three months of 2018, underlining the continuing high demand for freehold office buildings throughout the county, according to one of the county’s leading commercial property agents.   More than 36,000 sq ft of office space was sold in Worcestershire in the first...
Read more June 2018