Independent Chartered Surveyors &
Commercial Property Agency

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28/01/2019 13:49

The Property Market in the Face of Uncertainty

The recent Guardian feature reporting on projections of thousands of high street retail jobs being lost during 2019, up and down the UK, is the…

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14/11/2018 16:00

Physical retail is still alive and kicking

The recent article in Property Week about the physical retail sector, as opposed to online stores, makes some valid points. Some physical retailers are performing…

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12/11/2018 20:28

Autumn Budget 2018 Review

The most notable announcement in the Autumn Budget 2018 is that the Chancellor has reduced business rates bills for Small Businesses who occupy retail premises…

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25/07/2018 10:14

Empty shops becoming more visible as pressure on the retail sector continues

Research by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), as reported by the Yorkshire Insider, happens to feature rows of empty retail units in upper…

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10/07/2018 11:51

Demand for Mid-Sized Industrial Units Outstripping Supply in Bradford

The recent article in Bradford’s Telegraph and Argus will come as no surprise to commercial agents and developers here. Property agents in West Yorkshire continue…

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14/06/2018 16:12

Investing In Commercial Property

The recent feature in This Is Money, which comments on the attraction of commercial property as an investment, will resonate with various parties we have…

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30/01/2018 16:37

Increase In Demand For Industrial Accommodation In Yorkshire

The recent press article in the Yorkshire Post, charting the pent-up demand for industrial accommodation contrasting with the decline in demand for retail premises, is…

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09/11/2017 15:58

Are Flexible Serviced Offices Cheaper Than Traditional Office Premises

The recent article by Instant Offices suggests that leasing serviced offices could save firms £4,000 per year per employee compared to stand-alone premises on a…

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08/08/2017 15:52

Resilience of the UK commercial property market

The August economic bulletin by Insight with its commentary on the commercial property market broadly reflects what is occurring locally. Demand for well-located and well-specified…

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27/07/2017 15:52

RICS To Ban Controversial Practice Of Dual Agency

The announcement by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) that ‘double dipping’ or dual agency is to be banned from January 2018 has got…

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09/03/2017 15:45

Spring 2017 Budget Review

The most significant of the small changes made in the Chancellor’s 2017 Spring Budget is in connection with business rate relief. The threshold for 100%…

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01/01/2017 15:43

The Commercial Property Market in 2017

Happy New Year to all our Clients; past and present and future! The past year has been a relatively good one for Andrew Idle Associates…

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01/07/2016 15:28

The impact of the EU Referendum

Last week’s Brexit referendum result caused immediate shock waves in the property sector. But a week later, the FTSE 250 is said to have recovered…

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24/05/2016 15:27

The EU Referendum & Commercial Property Industry

So far the EU Referendum seems to have had no discernible impact on our business, though the uncertainty that the debate has created is not…

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23/03/2016 15:17

Spring 2016 Budget Review

Investors in the north of England will welcome the reform of stamp duty land tax on commercial property purchases. It is now graduated in bands…

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13/03/2016 15:15

The Changing Market for Retail Premises

Recent press news quoting the British Retail Consortium (BRC) suggests that demand for traditional high street retail units is set to decline significantly over the…

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04/12/2015 15:14

Reflection on the 2015 Autumn Statement & UK Property Market

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has sparked mixed reaction within the property sector. The additional stamp duty for residential buy-to-let property investors may be regarded by…

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09/12/2014 15:00

An Encouraging Year for Commercial Property in West Yorkshire

As we approach the end of 2014 there has been a distinct improvement in market sentiment in commercial property generally, as the year has passed.…

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13/11/2014 14:59

Inflation, Borrowing and the Commercial Property Market

The recent national inflation data showing that prices have dipped if anything has influenced the Bank of England to keep Base Rate on hold and…

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29/06/2013 14:49

Office to Residential Conversions

It is encouraging to see that the Coalition Government are putting in place measures to enable the conversion of ageing office blocks into residential. This…

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22/06/2013 14:50

Use Classes Order – 2013 Relaxations

Will the recent relaxations in the Use Classes Order help commercial agents, such as my firm Andrew Idle Associates, to let vacant space in Bradford?…

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