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  1. New Retail Lease

    The RICS – in association with the British Retail Consortium – has issued standard format lease models for retail lettings. Following on from the popular Law Society standard form of pre-printed lease, the new RICS model for shop units is designed to cut the cost and time of taking a new lease of retail premises. […]

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  2. Rates Revaluation

    The current commercial property Rating system relies on a recalibration of Rateable Values every 5 years. Typically the Valuation Office will assemble rental evidence in the 2 years leading up to the implementation of a new list. Accordingly in 2008/09, rental evidence was assembled by the Valuation Office for the April 2010 new list of […]

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  3. Autumn Statement affecting Rates

    The Chancellor has gone some way to acknowledging that EPR is seriously damaging the commercial property and construction sectors throughout the recession. The only glimmer of light in the Autumn Statement however has been an extended Rate-free period for all new development. All newly built property completed between 01 October 2013 and 30 September 2016 […]

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  4. Staffordshire’s most active Commercial property Agents

    Lichfield based Kingston CPC has picked up another award for clocking up more recorded deals than any other agent in the county over the last 12 months. Kingston has earned the title of Most Active Agent in Staffordshire from Estates Gazette for the 8th consecutive year after completing over 50% more recorded deals than its […]

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  5. Kingston invest in new software

    Staffordshire based commercial property consultants, Kingston CPC is expanding its commercial property management service. Four years of recession have proved to many property owners that keeping on top of cash flow, key lease dates, service charge and void Rates are important factors in making an investment perform in the current econimic climate. Kingston invested in bespoke computer […]

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  6. Energy Performance Certificates – rule changes

    Imminent changes to the EPC Regulations mean that no agent will be permitted to market a property without an EPC being commissioned. From 06 April 2012, the EPC must be attached to the sales/letting particulars.   There are financial penalties capable of being imposed by Trading Standards’ Officers where the rules are not complied with, […]

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  7. Kingston Strengthens Its Market Position

    Kingston Commercial Property Consultants based in Lichfield, has strengthened its profile by bringing Tamworth-based surveyor Graham Jones into the Partnership. Graham has over 20 years experience at the top level in Tamworth and the surrounding areas, dealing with a range of mainly industrial, warehousing and office properties and clients. Andrew Buckman of Kingston commented “Graham […]

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  8. New Business at The Stirling Centre

    Kingston CPC has recently completed a further letting at the new Stirling Centre on Tye Road, Fradley Park. The Stirling Centre is a mixed development of 13 retail, leisure and office units and was completed in Summer 2010. 70% of the floor space is now let. The latest letting completed last month and now open […]

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