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£4.5m per Acre in Leicester City Centre

Not the prettiest site you will ever see but we have recently completed the sale of 257m2 land for development in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. Situated opposite the Phoenix Arts Centre and close to the Curve Theatre, the site offered an outstanding development opportunity for a mixed use development. The vendor submitted a planning application for…

The Impossible Dream

The 2018 NPPF is based on a requirement for new local plans to deal with viability at the plan making stage. A viability assessment of each site in every local authority area in the country. We are reliably informed that, by way of training for this onerous task, local authority property departments are currently counting…

He’s One of Our Own!

Back in 2013 we were asked if we could provide a day’s work experience to a young man who had decided that a criminology degree was not for him. We asked why he did not want to continue his studies. He replied that racking up a student debt of £700 a week in return for…

Trust

We were looking at a difficult investment for a pension fund client a few weeks ago. Great tenant, good location for the industrial use and a new 10 year unbroken renewal lease. Our “desk-top” due diligence report made a recommendation to submit a bid subject to inspection and the client agreed. Then it started to…

Business Rates, Tenant Security and the impact on Investment Value

The furore over business rates is gathering speed.  Today government ministers claimed the “revolt” over business rate revaluations was rooted in “distortions and half-truths”.  Sajid Javid called it a relentless campaign of misinformation. Really?  Well here is just one example. We look after many properties for investors and that naturally means that we have to build a…

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…