“Red Book” Valuations

Howard Jenkins has undertaken valuations in respect of a number of properties across Yorkshire and the North East; these were required for purposes including acquisition, probate and pension scheme requirements.

All such valuations were undertaken in accordance with the RICS Valuation Global Standards (the “Red Book”) for which Howard Jenkins is regulated.

Re-Election to CIArb North East Branch

Chris Jenkins has been re-elected to the Committee of the North East Branch of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Fellow of both the RICS and the CIArb, and is regularly appointed as Arbitrator and Independent Expert to resolve commercial property rent review disputes throughout the Yorkshire region.

Vision Direct Expands in York

Vision Direct, Europe’s largest online contact lenses supplier, has acquired a modern industrial unit in York to further expand the product distribution & delivery of their fast-growing business; Howard Jenkins acted on behalf of Vision Direct, and has advised the Company in all their property acquisitions in York.

The new unit is located at York Business Park and has a GIA of c.10,000 ft².

City Centre Restaurant Sold

Howard Jenkins has sold on behalf of Forshaw Land & Property a vacant restaurant unit in York City centre to a UK investment company.

The premises in George Hudson Street extend to a GIA of c.2,000 ft² and the sale was by way of a long ground lease negotiated off a guide price of £450,000.