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Leading West Yorkshire property company Frank Marshall Estates has bought a prime development site in Huddersfield from Mamas & Papas for an undisclosed sum. The 2.73 acre site is situated next to the headquarters of Mamas & Papas in Colne Bridge Road, just off the main A62 Leeds Road and close to Junction 25 of the M62. Mark Hanson of… Read more

Know What You are Buying

My tennis partner, last Tuesday, reminded me of John Keats’ often quoted opening line from his poem Endymion after I played a particularly good backhand, ‘a thing of beauty is a joy forever’, he said.  He may have been exaggerating a touch and Keats was actually referring to something other than tennis but it did go to show that descriptions… Read more

Weathering Storms

The weather has been atrocious.  The good folk of West Yorkshire and those along the River Calder and Leeds particularly have suffered significantly, especially over Christmas and the New Year and for months following.  Chucking out the old, negotiations with insurers, drying out and then putting back ones life takes months but in the meantime uncertainties prevail and sadness at… Read more

Genuine Optimism for 2016

With less than two weeks to Christmas, I got the call for my December article from the publisher. Demands from our clients are high with pending transactions and agreements being under pressure to be completed by Christmas and I have to write an article! What is it about Christmas and this particular date to have to have things done by?… Read more

The Valuation was the problem

We’ve all heard that before. A deal, be it a house sale or a factory falls through because the valuer down-valued it causing the bank to revise (or retract) its offer of a loan. Really? Did the valuer down-value the building to such an extent that it was the sole cause of deal failure? As a valuer for more than… Read more

July Draft

The weeks fly by and so the deadline is upon me for this addition of Close Up. Three months on from the election, and things seem to have settled down.  The Chancellor has wasted no time with his emergency budget with key elements affecting property being around housing supply and relaxing (or seeking to relax) planning issues on brown field… Read more

June Draft

Well, despite the reported uncertainty due to the election and the continuing concern about the In/Out Referendum, life goes on.  To that extent the West Yorkshire market, heart of George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse hasn’t blinked.  It is as though we let the children play and we get on with it regardless of the noise they make.  We are, after all,… Read more

Hanson Chartered Surveyors partners with John Smith’s Stadium

Hanson Chartered Surveyors is extending its relationship with the John Smith’s Stadium by signing up as an official partner. A Huddersfield property agency has been unveiled as the latest partner of the town’s John Smith’s Stadium. As part of the deal, Hanson Chartered Surveyors will brand the exits in the Britannia Rescue Stand and will work closely with the stadium… Read more

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