Survey – Leicester City Football Club

Here’s the final installment from the Schedules of Condition I’ve been doing for the stadia being used for the Rugby World Cup 2015.  This time, much to Neil and Tom’s delight, it’s the home of Leicester City Football Club.  

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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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In Seventh Heaven surveying St James’ Park, home of NUFC!

As a follow on from my recent survey to produce a Schedule of Condition of the Millennium Stadium for the Rugby World Cup 2015, I had the great excitement of surveying St James’ Park, the home of my club Newcastle United. I’m a life long Newcastle fan so it was great to have an ‘access […]

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Calling all sports fans! Surveying the Rugby World Cup 2015 venues

I was absolutely delighted to be instructed as part of a national specialist team of small companies to compile Schedules of Condition for the stadia being used as part of the Rugby World Cup 2015. Not only is it a prestigious instruction, but as a lifelong Magpies fan, surveying St James’ Park in Newcastle will […]

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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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Additional Rent Demands

In this post, I’m going to take a look at the recent changes to the Premises Cost Directions and the effect on leasehold rent values. For leasehold practices the landscape has changed recently in terms of their premises. In the past most of the issues around premises were focussed on how they were used and if […]

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Tony Young

Client representation: protecting your interests

Employing a project manager will ensure that your practice is properly represented and potentially save you thousands. With all the talk of funding being released for new medical facilities, you might well be thinking seriously about putting together a proposal. You might even be one of the lucky few whose project has reached the top […]

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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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RICS Commercial Property Survey

The Q4 2014 RICS UK Commercial Property Market Survey landed on my desk the other day and it makes interesting reading. Headlined ‘Demand continues to comfortably outweigh supply’ it certainly reflects the changes that we are seeing in the market. The report states that for occupiers, ‘available space has now declined for 6 consecutive quarters’. […]

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