Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Property

Robert Cant, GJS Dillon's Associate Director of Building & Project Consultancy, considers the actions Commercial property owners and landlords must take to comply with Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards: What is an Energy Performance Certificate? Each energy efficiency rating is based on the characteristics of the building itself (the fabric) and...
Read more May 2024

Worcestershire business space shortage drives up rental prices

A shortage of commercial property in Worcestershire is pushing up office and industrial rents according to Worcestershire’s largest independent commercial property agency GJS Dillon.  ‘In both the office and industrial markets, occupiers are lapping up quality space for the same reasons such as lower occupational costs, improved image and a...
Read more May 2024

Maximising Value: Why have a Maintenance Schedule?

Efficiency, profitability, and tenant satisfaction are of paramount importance in the world of commercial property. For Landlords, assuring the longevity and continued market appeal of their investment is a constant priority. A planned maintenance schedule is an invaluable way to prolong the lifecycle of assets. Preservation of Asset Value: A...
Read more April 2024

5 reasons why you should have a Commercial Property Valuation

In 2023, office headline rents in Worcestershire went up by 6.9% and industrial headline rents increased by 13.2%. There was also an increased spotlight on rental properties in the current economic client. Meanwhile yields from commercial property are rising because of inflation. So how can a Commercial Property Valuation help...
Read more March 2024

5 reasons why you should have a Reinstatement Cost Assessment

Robert Cant, GJS Dillon’s Associate Director of Commercial Building Surveying outlines his 5 reasons for having a Reinstatement Cost Assessment: If you’re underinsured, this leaves you exposed to huge losses in the event of a claim.A Reinstatement Cost Assessment (RCA) includes not just the building, but the full cost of...
Read more February 2024

SIPPs, SSAS and Commercial Property – why you need Valuations to avoid hefty fines

If you are evaluating how to maximise the tax-efficiency of your pension, you may be considering a Self-Invested Personal Pension Scheme (SIPP) or a Small Self-Administered Scheme (SSAS). It is now commonplace to buy commercial properties and then put the property into one of these schemes. A SIPP or SSAS allows you...
Read more January 2024

Dilapidations disputes on the rise as some Landlords try to exploit tenants at Lease end

In simple terms, dilapidations’ clauses represent the exit costs for a tenant at the end of their commercial lease. According to the terms of their lease, tenants are expected to return the property to the landlord in exactly the same state of repair. However, in recent months there has been an...
Read more January 2024

Commercial property owners and landlords need to act now on new energy regulations

From April 2023, UK landlords will not be able to grant or renew a policy for a tenant if their commercial property has an EPC rating of F or lower. This applies if you rent, sell or construct a property larger than 50m2. Fines for continuing to let a property...
Read more October 2022

Ten things I’ve learnt in business – a reflection on the last 10 years

When you start a business some of the people who you think will support you do not, and remarkably some of the people who you think will never support you do exactly that. I will always remember the latter group (they know who they are) and they have my undying...
Read more October 2020

Adam Jones, our Director of Property Asset Management is celebrating his first year anniversary at GJS Dillon.

We asked him a few questions about his experience so far: What has been your biggest learning point during your first year? Getting to know the clients and their portfolios. We have a large number of clients, both big and small, and a varied portfolio profile that includes office parks,...
Read more June 2020

Making Connections podcast interview with John Dillon

Our Managing Director John Dillon recently took part in Making Connections a new series of podcasts published by Worcestershire Local Economic Partnership and designed to support businesses in Worcestershire. During his interview with CEO Gary Woodman, John shared his views on the commercial property market during the pandemic and gave...
Read more May 2020

Property ownership worries? Help is at hand

In common with many other property agencies, our working practices have changed at GJS Dillon in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. Luckily our remote working infrastructure was already fully established so we were able to adapt quickly and respond to market needs. One of our key priorities has been...
Read more May 2020

A third of UK house buyers ‘ignoring structural issues’ according to new research

A third of house buyers in the UK are ignoring structural issues during the buying process according to new research published by app-based Atom Bank. In a survey carried out by the bank, 54% admitted to not investigating common issues such as damp, with the same number not looking at...
Read more September 2019

GJS DILLON HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN SURVEYING

Worcestershire commercial property consultancy and Chartered Surveyors GJS Dillon is highlighting the importance of working with RICS qualified surveyors and valuers following the publication of new data on property measurement. A report published by Spec property management systems found that houses in London are being inaccurately measured by an average...
Read more June 2019

BROMSGROVE’S SUCCESS PUSHES UP COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRICES

A shortage of office and industrial units in Bromsgrove, coupled with high demand for space, pushed up commercial property rents and freehold prices to record levels in the town in 2018, according to Worcestershire’s largest independent commercial property agency GJS Dillon. Only seven months’ supply of industrial property and eight...
Read more March 2019

SMALL BUSINESS SPACE SHORTAGE DRIVES UP PROPERTY PRICES

A shortage of smaller office and industrial units in and around Droitwich, and elsewhere in the Wychavon District, coupled with high demand for space, pushed up commercial property rents and freehold prices to record levels in 2018, according to Worcestershire’s largest independent commercial property agency GJS Dillon. Wychavon presently has...
Read more March 2019

BOOST FOR WORCESTER INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY SECTOR AS TAKE-UP ALMOST TRIPLES IN 2018

Take-up of industrial property in and around Worcester increased substantially in 2018, attracting new occupiers and jobs to the city, according to Worcestershire’s largest independent commercial property agency GJS Dillon. Total take-up of industrial property grew by more than 275% in 2018 to 258,921 sq ft in the city of...
Read more March 2019

AVOID INHERITANCE TAX ERRORS FOR PROPERTY AND LAND

With Inheritance Tax being scrapped for main residences valued up to £1 million from April 2020, most family homes will no longer be subject to this tax, but this won’t be the case for rental properties, second homes and most country homes and country estates, says Jonathan Mountford, Director of...
Read more September 2018

TAKE EARLY DILAPIDATIONS ADVICE – COURT DECISION

A court decision has emphasised the need for early advice on dilapidations, especially when considering exercising a break in a commercial property lease, says Mark Davies, Director of Building Surveying Services at Worcestershire commercial property consultancy GJS Dillon.   The outcome of the case - Office Depot International (UK) Limited...
Read more September 2018

HOW TO SAVE THOUSANDS OF POUNDS AT THE START OF A COMMERCIAL LEASE

Many business owners are unaware that they have to reinstate, repair and re-decorate their commercial property at the end of their lease, or pay the landlord to do it, and end up with a surprise bill, says GJS Dillon Director of Building Surveying Services Mark Davies.   These legal repairing...
Read more August 2018