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10 Tips when needing a Valuation

Have you been told you need a valuation but you’re not sure where to start?  Why not have a read through our helpful checklist to get you started. 1. Think about it in advance, it can take 4-6 weeks from the point of contacting the valuer to receiving the report especially allowing for booking in […]

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What is a Red Book Valuation?

You’ve been told by your accountant that you need a Red Book Valuation of the commercial property that you own. Not sure what this means? A Red Book Valuation refers to the rules and guidelines that are laid out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors that describe best practice when preparing valuations. It is not […]

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Technology and Valuation

It has been sometime since we commented on technology in property, since then it has even been assigned its own nick name “Proptech” which is in danger of becoming over used by certain sections of the media! Proptech has come a long way over the past few years and is changing the face of the […]

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10 Key Property Issues for Practice Managers

Everyone is busy and Practice Managers are no exception to that rule. As multi-practice mergers become commonplace and property owning GPs look to retire, premises issues are increasingly making it to the top of all Practice Managers’ to do lists. Some practices are well organised when it comes to their property but others don’t have […]

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If you want peace, prepare for war…

A warm welcome to Michael Watson, head of the Property Litigation team at Shulmans LLP solicitors in Leeds, who joins us on the blog to present an alternative viewpoint to last month’s guest post from Oliver Richbell of the Dispute Resolution Partnership.  Michael is a solicitor who has specialised in property related litigation and risk management […]

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Getting the benefit of hindsight…beforehand!

I’m really pleased to welcome Oliver Richbell to the blog. Oliver is a Partner in The Dispute Resolution Partnership who uses his litigation experience and the mediation process to empower clients to work towards settlement and where possible avoid disputes escalating into legal battles. ‘If only’ is a phrase that we at The Dispute Resolution Partnership […]

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Bailment – can you bail out?

We are delighted to welcome Jane Bloomer to the blog. Jane is Director of Property Litigation at Howes Percival in Northampton where she advises clients in relation to all aspects of real estate litigation matters. She has particular expertise in landlord and tenant issues and possession claims and has a wide range of clients both commercial and […]

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Technology: is surveying an industry emerging from the Dark Age?

I have spent a lot of time over the last few years trying to drag our office into the twenty first century! In the past, investment in new technologies always involved a hefty upfront spend to purchase the software or hardware before you had even really had the chance to try it out in anger. […]

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Viewpoint: It’s all about the people

This article was originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of our Healthcare newsletter. As I prepare this article we are bang in the middle of the pre-election silly season, with a whole host of politically motivated manifesto promises from all the main parties. Many relate to the funding of the NHS and provision of […]

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Optimise the management of your properties

When it comes to property management, all our clients have one thing in common: they expect their portfolio to be actively managed whilst ensuring the assets are performing to their full potential regardless of the prevailing economic conditions. At Neil Mason Associates, the economic downturn in recent years has meant intensive proactive management across all […]

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