Code for Leasing Business Premises

The Code aims to promote fairness in commercial leases, and recognises a need to increase awareness of property issues, especially among small businesses, ensuring that occupiers of business premises have the information necessary to negotiate the best deal available to them. The code is optional, so tenants should be aware that not all Landlords will choose to offer Code-compliant leases….

Dobbin & Sullivan attend JLL Triathlon 2016

Dobbin & Sullivan in July 2016 attended the 10th anniversary of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Property Triathlon. With a field of a few thousand competitors over the whole day, D&S entered the male relay event and the individual event which was hosted at Dorney Lake in Eton. The race included a 750m swim, 21km bike and 5km run with Mark Blundell…

Non-Domestic Business Rates Update 2016

New business rates regulations were announced in the Chancellors March 2016 budget.  Dobbin and Sullivan will review the current position on business rates in this update and the changes coming into action in the future. How are the rates calculated? The business rates are calculated using the rateable value and a multiplier.  The rateable value is re-calculated every five years…

Brighton Marathon 2016 – over £5,000 raised for charity!

On 17th April Nick Sullivan and his daughter both completed their first ever marathon and raised over £5,000 for St Francis Hospice, a charity Dobbin and Sullivan support wherever possible. Many thanks to all of you who supported this worthy effort and both Nick and Holly are pictured here with their medals, proving they did actually complete the race! Congratulations…

Now that General Permitted Development Order has been made a permanent fixture D&S look at the policy and its impact in more detail.

Following the success of the relaxation of Permitted Development Rights (PDR) to allow for conversion from some commercial uses to residential, the government announced in its March budget that the changes made in 2013 will be permanent. The introduction of permitted development was led by two driving forces; a chronic lack of housing and an overabundance of office space. This…

A Great Sacrifice To A Good Cause

If you have dealt with us over the last few years you will possibly remember Steph Filer who worked with us for a couple of years before leaving to start her degree course. Steph recently raised over £4,000 for Ovarian Cancer Action by cutting her hair which had been lovingly grown for 7 years. Dobbin and Sullivan were happy to…

New Website

Dear All, Welcome to the new website for Dobbin & Sullivan. We are still undergoing a few minor changes to the system with more properties to add in so please bear with us for the next week. If you would like a more extensive list of the current availablity, please do not hesitaet to contact us on the number…

EPC Minimum Standards – 2018

Minimum Energy performance standards have recently undergone a change within the non-domestic sector. There has been some concern raised by tenants and landlords across the industry on the impact that these newly imposed regulations will have on both future lettings and sales as well as the maintenance of property over the next few years. The Government will certainly need to…