Category Archive: Commercial Property

Vacancy: Commercial Negotiator


We have a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic individual with a strong interest in the property market to join our team in Evesham as Commercial Negotiator. Specialising in the sale of… Continue reading

The Foibles of Commercial Leases


I make no apologies for the fact that this article is aimed at the business fraternity. We are in the middle of uncertain economic times, particularly as Brexit looms and the Politicians don’t… Continue reading

Introducing Mark Treadwell – Associate Director, Commercial Property


We are pleased to announce that Mark Treadwell has been appointed as Associate Director within the SBK Commercial Property team.  Mark will be working with Suzanne James based in the Stratford-Upon-Avon office. Mark… Continue reading

Planning Case Study – Change of Use from Shop to Restaurant


This project involved a change of use application from A1 (shop) to A3 (restaurant). Background: The site is located within the Great Western Arcade (GWA) in Birmingham and is currently a shop, whereas the… Continue reading

Don’t Fall Into The CDM Trap


The latest Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM 2015) are intended to ensure that health and safety issues are properly considered during a project’s development so that the risk of harm to those who… Continue reading

2017 Non-domestic Rates Revaluation


Business rates (or non-domestic rates) will most likely have to be paid if you use a building for non-domestic purposes, unless certain exemptions are applicable. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) sets the Rateable… Continue reading

Property Insurance Update


The Insurance Act 2015 came into effect on the 12th August this year.  It requires those seeking insurance to make “fair presentation” to the insurance company. Unhelpfully this “fair presentation” is not defined… Continue reading

Stamp Duty and Leasehold Property


It is often forgotten that Stamp Duty is payable on the grant of a lease. This is based on the net present value as calculated by HM Revenue and Customs.  So for a… Continue reading

Good News for Small Businesses


The Chancellor announced a number of significant changes regarding commercial property in this week’s Budget. Apart from the well documented changes to business rates, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for non-residential properties has… Continue reading

Insurance Valuations


Huge parts of North West England suffered substantial damage as a result of the recent severe storms and the subsequent flooding which has been called the ‘worst in our lifetime’. Whilst the Cotswolds… Continue reading

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