About Oliver Brookes

Oliver joined Neil Mason Associates in 2015 as a graduate surveyor. He's currently working towards his APC and full membership of the RICS. When he's not working, Oliver loves sport and has recently taken up clay pigeon shooting.

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Oliver Brookes

Can’t find the right commercial property?

Over the past few months, we have taken an increasing number of calls, not just from local companies but also investors from further afield, who are having difficulty finding available premises to suit their needs. The lack of good quality warehousing and industrial stock throughout Northamptonshire is well recognised. However, this overall lack of stock […]

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Tenants: knowing your sinking fund from your reserve fund

In this post I am going to take a brief look at the differences between a sinking fund and a reserve fund. Leases and service charges invariably contain reference to sinking or reserve funds as a means of spreading the cost of repairs and over the years, these funds have often been the cause of […]

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International Property Measurement Standards

In this post I am going to take a brief look at the ‘RICS Property Measurement Professional Statement’ which became mandatory for RICS professionals as of January 2016. This document advises practitioners on how to measure all types of property and for office space is consistent with the newly published International Measurement Property Standards (IPMS). […]

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