Ten things I’ve learnt in business – a reflection on the last 10 years

When you start a business some of the people who you think will support you do not, and remarkably some of the people who you think will never support you do exactly that. I will always remember the latter group (they know who they are) and they have my undying...
Read more October 2020

Adam Jones, our Director of Property Asset Management is celebrating his first year anniversary at GJS Dillon.

We asked him a few questions about his experience so far: What has been your biggest learning point during your first year? Getting to know the clients and their portfolios. We have a large number of clients, both big and small, and a varied portfolio profile that includes office parks,...
Read more June 2020

Making Connections podcast interview with John Dillon

Our Managing Director John Dillon recently took part in Making Connections a new series of podcasts published by Worcestershire Local Economic Partnership and designed to support businesses in Worcestershire. During his interview with CEO Gary Woodman, John shared his views on the commercial property market during the pandemic and gave...
Read more May 2020

Property ownership worries? Help is at hand

In common with many other property agencies, our working practices have changed at GJS Dillon in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. Luckily our remote working infrastructure was already fully established so we were able to adapt quickly and respond to market needs. One of our key priorities has been...
Read more May 2020

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

DEMAND FOR WORCESTERSHIRE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY REMAINS STRONG

Worcestershire industrial and distribution property remains highly sought after with strong, consistent enquiry levels and good take-up across the county, according to one of the county’s leading commercial property agents.   More than 180,000 sq ft of property was let or sold in the first quarter of 2018, following a take-up...
Read more June 2018

GJS Dillon Brings Refurbished Worcester Office Space To Market To Help Ease Office Shortage

GJS Dillon has brought nearly 14,000 sq ft of refurbished office space onto the Worcester property market to help ease the growing shortage of quality office accommodation in the city and along the M5 corridor. Available over two floors, of 6,736 and 7,174 sq ft, Red Hill House is situated...
Read more April 2018

Brexit Fears Slow Bromsgrove Office Market To Lowest Take Up For Four Years

The Bromsgrove office market slowed to its lowest take up rate for the past four years in 2017, as economic and political uncertainty prevented occupiers from committing to new premises, according to one of Bromsgrove’s leading commercial property agents. John Dillon, Managing Director at GJS Dillon, says only 23,000 sq...
Read more April 2018

Four Ways To Save Money Before You Sign A Commercial Lease

Worcestershire is facing a record shortage of business accommodation, so is it possible to save money on commercial leases? Here’s four top tips to help before you sign, or better still, before you agree the Heads of Terms on a lease. Take Legal Advice. Instruct an experienced local commercial property...
Read more February 2018

Amateur Property Hunters Cost Businesses Dear

Amateur property hunters are costing their companies thousands of pounds a year when it comes to acquiring new business premises by not using a chartered surveyor to carry out the search and negotiate the terms, according to one of Worcestershire’s most experienced commercial property agents. John Dillon, managing director at...
Read more August 2017

Worcestershire Freehold Office Shortage To Push Up Prices

A shortage of freehold office accommodation in Worcestershire will push up prices to record levels by the end of 2017, according to one of the county’s leading commercial property agents. John Dillon, Managing Director at Worcestershire commercial property consultancy and Chartered Surveyors GJS Dillon, says that there is less than...
Read more May 2017