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Development opportunity in Hitchin

We are pleased to represent 2-8 Bucklersbury, Hitchin, a development opportunity in this ever-popular market town just 36 miles north of London. The existing footprint comprises an unbroken parade of retail and residential accommodation made up of five interconnecting retail units (some with areas above used for ancillary purposes) plus two separate two- bedroom flats […]

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BUDGET NEWS FOR PROPERTY

There was a fair bit of property related content in the Chancellor’s 2017 budget. After years of campaigning, the budget included confirmation that Business Rates revaluations will now happen every three years (as opposed to every 5 years). This is a fundamental change that will make the system fairer and more responsive to changing economic […]

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A top 40 success for Brown & Lee

A survey in July 2017’s Property Week magazine, which also covers the latest property news, events, investments and valuations from the property markets, recently revealed a list of the UK’s best performing commercial agents. With a turnover of £2.1M, Brown & Lee Chartered Surveyors were included at number 37. And in a second table, which […]

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Stevenage office market faces availability crisis

In 2013 Permitted Development (PD) was introduced, which effectively allowed offices to be converted into residential space without obtaining planning consent. At the time, there was over 530,000 sq ft of office space available in Stevenage with a take-up figure of 65,000 sq ft per annum, meaning there was eight years supply of office space […]

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A new life for a building, and its heritage timepiece!

Our Stevenage Office has recently completed the project management and re-letting of 14-15 High Street, Hitchin. The renovation also included reinstatement to full working order of the original external H. Samuel clock, an original tenant of the property! Having secured the building owner’s blessing to reinstate this legacy timepiece, the clock was tracked down and […]

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