Property

Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

December 11, 2018
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Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

Online calculators to help businesses and individuals estimate their legal costs for conveyancing, debt recovery and probate have been launched by Bath-headquartered regional law firm Royds Withy King.   The three calculators are in response to new rules from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on pricing and transparency which came into effect last week. ...

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‘Utter dismay’ among Bath bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Bath bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

Company bosses from Bath and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delay affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed departure...

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Office market expert joins GVA’s South West base as it prepares for new era

December 10, 2018
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Office market expert joins GVA’s South West base as it prepares for new era

International property agency GVA has appointed former Savills and Colliers director Paul Williams to lead its South West office agency. Paul, pictured, is a highly respected figure within the regional commercial property industry with a strong track record in all aspects of sale, leasing and acquisition of offices over a 30-year career.  He arrives...

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Lucknam Park managing director to leave to take up new opportunity

December 7, 2018
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Lucknam Park managing director to leave to take up new opportunity

Claire Randall, the managing director of Lucknam Park, is leaving he five-star hotel after nearly 20 years. Claire, pictured, joined the luxury hotel at Colerne in 1999 as general manager, becoming managing director 11 years later to work alongside chairman Harry Murray.  During her two decades at the hotel she has overseen major changes...

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Pearson May Financial Update: The Let Property Campaign and undeclared lettings income

December 6, 2018
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Pearson May Financial Update: The Let Property Campaign and undeclared lettings income

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introduced the Let Property Campaign nearly five years ago. At that time, it was expected to last 18 months. However, no end date has been set, writes Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden. Campaigns such as the Let Property Campaign generate revenue quickly and ensure future tax for HMRC by...

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Tech firm’s boost for Oldfield Park area as it moves head office to disused dairy building

December 5, 2018
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Tech firm’s boost for Oldfield Park area as it moves head office to disused dairy building

Bath-based healthtech specialist Mayden has moved its head office to Oldfield Park – giving a shot in the arm to the area’s emerging reputation as a business location. The firm, which relocated from Widcombe, has agreed a freehold lease on The Old Dairy, a 10,000 sq ft Victorian red brick building on Melcombe Road....

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Maid in Bath: New Riverside artwork bridges space between site’s industrial past and its future

November 30, 2018
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Maid in Bath: New Riverside artwork bridges space between site’s industrial past and its future

The latest work of art at Crest Nicholson’s Bath Riverside development has been unveiled – a sculpture that aims to connect the past with the present and the land with the river. Designed by Bath artist Anna Gillespie and created through collaborative work by two local companies, Maid of the Bridge, pictured, sets out...

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Space race eases as prime city centre office building comes onto market

November 26, 2018
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Space race eases as prime city centre office building comes onto market

The former headquarters of Bath book publisher Parragon has come onto the market – potentially easing pressure on expanding city centre office-based firms to relocate to Bristol. The Grade II listed 10,000 sq ft building on Trim Street, known as Chartist House, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment and will be ready for occupation in...

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Call for a unified voice for the region’s construction and property industry to attract talent

November 26, 2018
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Call for a unified voice for the region’s construction and property industry to attract talent

The property and construction industry needs to wake up and embrace change if it is to move with the times and attract the right talent, a recent Women in Property South West event was told. Many firms in the sector accepted that change is needed but were unsure what steps to take to bring...

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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 16, 2018
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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

The differences between Bath and Bristol should be celebrated as they can be key factors in making the West of England one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study. The region is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on its vibrant tech, creative, advanced engineering and...

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