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Dilapidations

Dilapidations are designed to show both Landlord & Tenant what work is required to put a building back into a reasonable condition. Goadsby offer advice to either of the parties involved, both landlord and tenant.

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Reinstatement Cost Assessments for Insurance Purposes

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors consider it prudent to re-assess the sum insured of a commercial building every three years or whenever significant alterations and/or extensions are made to the building

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Open House

In our experience, all sellers would like to sell their property for the best possible price and with minimal disruption….. by instructing Goadsby to market your home by way of our bespoke ‘Open House’ marketing, we can make this happen! Now let us tell you how.

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Residential Energy Performance Certificate

If you are going to sell or let your home then you will probably require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property first.

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Non Domestic Rates – What a Business Should Do

The 1st April 2017 rating list assessments are based upon assumed “open market” rental valuations at 1st April 2015.

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Commercial Property and Energy Efficiency Standards

It will be illegal to let or renew the lease of a property that does not meet energy efficiency minimum standards from 1 April 2018. It is estimated that 20% of UK commercial property will be impacted

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Smoke Alarms

The Building Regulations (1991) state that all properties built since June 1992 must be fitted with mains operated interlinked smoke detectors/alarms with at least one detector per floor level.

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EPC Deadline Looms

Landlords of both residential and commercial investment property should be aware that with effect from April 2018 if their investment property has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G, it will be unlawful to let the property.

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Staging Your Property For Sale

Once you have made the decision to sell your home it's important to take some time to prepare your property in readiness for marketing. First impressions count for a lot and whilst there are certain things outside your control, like the number of bedrooms or the location of the property, there are a number of ‘top tips’ that will make your property stand out from the crowd.

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Quarter Days – A Brief History

Anyone familiar with a commercial property lease will know rents and other payments are likely to be set out as payable on quarter days throughout the year I.e. 29 September, 25 December, 25 March and 24 June.

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Should I buy a B&B?

Many of us have from time to time dreamt of escaping the rat race and moving to the coast or the countryside. The “commute” from the bedroom to the kitchen would also seem very much more appealing than sitting in an endless traffic queue or making your way to the station on a wet winter’s morning.

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Do you need estate agency advice or a valuation?

An Estate Agent will give a price they anticipate a buyer would pay for your property given current market conditions. This is not an exact science and therefore established local agents who know the market – are worth their weight in gold.

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