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31st March 2017

Commercial Director at SK Real Estate Jonathan Owen has noted a slowdown in new build/conversions, student accommodation with developers creating stronger demand for residential conversions and new build developments.

Hot spots, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool Centre and increasing demand for the ten streets and Vauxhall Road area.

Our office is acquiring and disposing a number of landmark buildings and land sites including the sale of Naylor & Oriel Street and various off market opportunities.

We are also currently selling a number of sites for residential development in west lane Fresh fields, raven Meols lane Formby, Woodlands and Livingston drive Aigburth, Blackbrook Road, Newarth Lane Hesketh Bank.

Should you wish to discuss any of these opportunities or require a free marketing appraisal, please contact Jonathan Owen.

Housing Disrepair (EXPERT REPORTS)

31st March 2017

Our company recently noticed that there is an increased demand for our surveyors who deal with section 11 Housing Disrepair Claims.

Our surveyors, Paul Sutton, MRICS and Ian Crompton, MRICS are experts in this field producing reports which include Single Reports, Single joint Reports (for both the landlord and the tenant). We act for several Housing Associations and Councils in respect of such matters.

Both surveyors are also able to provide Calcium Carbide Testing (speedy Tests) and salt Analysis reports if required.

Mr Crompton and Mr Sutton are fully conversant with the current RICS Practice Notes and Guidance set out in the RICS Professional Guidance current "Surveys acting as Expert Witness" and are fully aware of the requirements of Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules, the Guidance of instruction of Experts in civil claims and Practice Direction (PD35) Experts and Assessors.

If you require assistance with Housing Disrepair claims if any of the matters mentioned above please do not hesitate to contact SK Real Estate Survey and Valuation Department.

Independent Restaurants on the increase in Liverpool City Centre

30th June 2016

Commercial Director at SK Real Estate Jonathan Owen has noted over the last 12 months there has been an influx of independent restaurants opening in and around Liverpool city centre. “This year our department has seen a considerable rise of requests from independent restaurants looking for premises within the city centre. I think a large attraction for restaurant owners is the reasonable and attractive rates that are available on commercial properties within hot spots throughout the city and also the large and steady footfall throughout the retail and tourist areas.”

In the last few years eating habits have changed, with people eating out everyday of the week as opposed to just on a Thursday, Friday or weekends. With holidays/travelling becoming more popular and accessible, peoples taste buds are needing more exciting cuisines, hence the dramatic increase in multi cuisine restaurants. Jonathan adds “Our city has many beautiful buildings to offer and many of the restaurants recently popping up are choosing to keep the industrial/distressed more rustic look, which has been a popular trend in key cities across the world. A few examples of these are that of the Baltic Triangle, and new establishments within The Rope Walks..”

With the cities extensive retail and leisure offerings there has become a natural increase in demand for accommodation both residential and student within the city, encouraging more restaurants to open to meet the consumer needs.

This year SK Real Estate have let premises to trendy independents such as Miyagi, Blind Tiger, Neon Jamon and Rack & Dollar, with more deals set to complete before Christmas. The city truly is bustling and is a commercial dream for industries due to its retail, cultural, historic and educational offerings.