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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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Redwood is banking on Letchworth Garden City

Brown & Lee Chartered Surveyors, acting on behalf of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, has successfully Let office space to Redwood Bank. The bank will occupy 5,000 sq ft at The Nexus Building, a modern headquarters office building located in the centre of Letchworth Garden City, overlooking Broadway. Redwood Bank is a new UK […]

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90,000 SQ FT disposal in Welwyn Garden City

Brown & Lee Chartered Surveyors, jointly with Doherty Baines, has successfully completed the disposal of over 90,000 sq ft at Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City on behalf of Zurich Assurance Limited. The disposals included the sale of buildings 1 and 2 Falcon Way, providing 41,885 sq ft and 33,075 sq ft respectively, to Tesco Stores […]

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The facts about new Rateable Values

Due to the postponement of the 2015 revaluation, the current rating valuation list has been in operation for almost seven years! Bringing this extended time period to an end, on 1 October 2016 the government eventually released a new (draft) Rating List for non-domestic properties. Consequently, every commercial building occupier within England and Wales is to be […]

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Over £70k saved negotiating a commercial lease

Whether renting office space or a number of buildings, when the time comes for an occupier to renegotiate its commercial lease, it can very often be beneficial to ask the commercial agent to be involved. For example, our Stevenage office recently negotiated a revised rental deal on behalf of a client who occupied five units […]

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