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2nd September 2011
Interest runs high in Yorkshire’s only speculative commercial build

Interest runs high in Yorkshire’s only speculative commercial build

Developers of the only speculative commercial premises currently available in Yorkshire – a 50,480sq.ft. development set in 2.7 acres at Melton West Business Park, near Hull – have reported a steady flow of enquiries from across the UK. Contractors for Wykeland Group, the Hull-based commercial property development specialists, have just put the finishing touches to […]
26th August 2011
How to add value to your home

How to add value to your home

It is always useful to know of ways to help increase the value of your home. Your home is your biggest asset, therefore it makes sense to invest time and effort into maximising its value. There are ways you can help to add value to your home. 5 things to consider in order to add […]
26th August 2011
How to add value to your home

How to add value to your home

It is always useful to know of ways to help increase the value of your home. Your home is your biggest asset, therefore it makes sense to invest time and effort into maximising its value. There are ways you can help to add value to your home. 5 things to consider in order to add […]
19th August 2011
New Chairman of RICS

New Chairman of RICS

Michael Hannaway, left, is pictured with outgoing RICS NI chairman, Professor Alastair Adair. Looking on is RICS Northern Ireland Director, Ben Collins, centre. Skills of surveyors will create conditions for recovery NEW CHAIRMAN OF RICS NI APPOINTED The skills of chartered surveyors are more important to the local economy than ever before, according to the […]
22nd June 2011
NI Rates Revaluation postponed until 2015

NI Rates Revaluation postponed until 2015

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson today announced his decision not to proceed with the revaluation of non domestic properties, planned for April 2011. Speaking about his decision, the Minister said: “I announced last year that I was postponing the revaluation of non domestic properties until 2011. I had taken this decision in light of the instability […]
22nd June 2011
Prime city office space is snapped up

Prime city office space is snapped up

  The building has 22,000 sq ft of office accommodation A Seven storey building in Belfast city centre has been let in one of the biggest office deals in recent times.  Osborne King, a commercial property consultant in Belfast, negotiated the deal for 20 Adelaide Street on behalf of their clients Farrelly and Mitchell, a […]
22nd June 2011
Phased corporation tax cut ‘best option’ for Northern Ireland

Phased corporation tax cut ‘best option’ for Northern Ireland

The Secretary of State has said a phased reduction in Northern Ireland’s corporation tax would be “sensible”.  Owen Paterson said reducing the rate gradually over time would benefit the local economy, even if it meant millions of pounds were lost from Northern Ireland’s block grant from Westminster.  “I think the sensible way to do this […]