Brexit and rash decisions don’t affect underlying confidence

We had a deal cancelled at the point of signature last week.  All the reasons for completing the contract remain; the rent and terms is fine, the size is what is required and the location was perfect.  The reason given was that (if true) the company’s accountant had advised that because of Brexit they should find somewhere to buy. “No… Read more

Chartered Surveyors Merge….

Two of West Yorkshire’s leading property consultancies merge. Hanson Chartered Surveyors have joined forces with Walker Singleton, one of the region’s leading independent firms of Chartered Surveyors with offices across West Yorkshire. Huddersfield-based Hanson’s, led by Mark Hanson FRICS, has spent nearly 30 years providing quality commercial property advice and estate management services to clients throughout the region. Walker Singleton,… Read more

Change Is The Only Constant

Heraclitus of Ephesus told us that “change is the only constant”.  Some things which seem permanent change imperceptively, other things change before our eyes but the phrase “change is the only constant” is the observation which is quickly followed by “adapt and survive” which is its consequence. Take the Piece Hall in Halifax.  Opened on New Years Day 1779 and… Read more

Brexit winning out?

There are those who smoke, those who have never smoked and those who have given up. Those who have given up are often convinced advocates for not smoking. Okay, I admit it, I voted to Remain but as I also subsequently admitted, had there been an “r” in the month I could have voted to Leave. Did that make me… Read more

Placement Student Receives University Recognition

Joe Oade, a Placement Student at Hanson Chartered Surveyors has been awarded the Mark Jenkinson & Son prize in recognition of his efforts to be the student with the highest overall average at Level 5, whilst undertaking his Real Estate course at Sheffield Hallam University. Joe joined Hanson Chartered Surveyors in May 2017 as part of his studies to undertake… Read more

Investing in property Sir?

It has been an interesting few weeks (seven weeks in fact) since Armageddon beckoned but today, it would seem, the USA finally declared war on North Korea; or so North Korea claims but that, of course, is absurd.  Well let’s hope so anyway. Meantime John McDonald has said the Labour Party must war game the scenario of them gaining power… Read more

Seize The Day

The last few months has seen the commercial property market quieten down as well as the domestic market as the uncertainty concerning Brexit begins to bite.  Whether this is a short run thing pending the result of the election in seven days’ time or whether it perpetuates for a while, we will have to wait and see. But the good… Read more

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