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Discover more intelligent advice and news on commercial property, as well as the latest case studies and reports.

Selecting Investments for the Private Investor

Private investors should be wary of believing the press when they report on the commercial investment market. Reporting in the national media and property press will generally focus on the “fund” market. Here investment deals transact in the tens of millions of pounds. There is plenty of freely available evidence and analysis for journalists to…

Dear Santa – For Christmas Intali Would Like ……

A Break It’s been a great year for us and our clients but it’s been hard work. So we are closing the office for Christmas at 5.00pm on Dec 21st and promise not to come back until January 3rd. Hope that’s OK.   A New Surveyor We’re on the lookout for a top quality surveyor…

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Are the Best Prices Achieved at Auction? Not Necessarily!

So the year has now ended for the commercial auction houses and they are reporting record results for their December sales. The major commercial auctioneers provide a thoroughly professional, efficient and effective service in selling commercial property. Particularly investment properties. But is it always the best way to sell your investment? Will you always get…

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May the Marketing Force Be With You

 We normally write to comment on issues that relate to the services we offer our clients. For once, please allow us the indulgence to write about a service provided to us by May Marketing. How do you grow a business in a fiercely competitive market place? Provide great service? Of course but its not enough….

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When Viability Appraisals Are Simply Not Enough – Barter!

Sometimes, the agreement of planning contributions through viability is not technical. Although we are happy to engage in deep discussion on development inputs, planning policy, national policy and interpretation of case law, sometimes agreement comes down to good old-fashioned barter. A good example of this is a recent viability study we undertook on behalf of…

Beware Conditional Section 106 Agreements

We have recently completed a viability job in Devon. Our developer client was suffering the unintended consequences of a conditional Section 106 agreement. The developer purchased a brownfield site for the construction of 31 houses.  The scheme was to provide 8 affordable units as required by local policy. There was a full planning consent and a conditional Section 106…