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We are delighted to announced that Your Village Life, the property and lifestyle magazine produced for our residential and lettings arm, has been shortlisted in the 2013 CIPR North West PRide awards, the most coveted PR awards in the UK. The magazine, launched in 2010 and has been recognised within the ‘Best External Publication’ category in the awards which attract entries from agencies across the North West and recognise the outstanding talents and achievements of public relations practitioners across the UK’s regions and nations. They are the most prestigious and rigorous awards of their kind. […]

October 9th, 2013|Petty Commercial|


Moving from any commercial property can be a daunting prospect and any business who has gone through it will appreciate that it can be a complicated journey with many potential pitfalls along the way. Even more so for those not familiar with the process and having to deal with leasing language and all other legalities involved. To help make your move run as smoothly as possible Jonathan Pickles has brought you his Ten Commandments to read through and tick off as you go and you’ll be surprised just how quickly everything comes together. […]

September 20th, 2013|Petty Commercial|


Petty Commercial has secured a hat trick of deals for three key developments across East Lancashire. The largest of the deals sees 12,820 sq.ft of industrial space at Millennium Works on Lomeshaye Industrial estate in Nelson let to Allscope Projects to facilitate their continued growth and development of their business. […]

September 12th, 2013|Petty Commercial|

Time to take action on empty property rates in the North West

RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has once again called on the government to take action on empty property rates (EPR) after extensive research revealed the business tax on vacant buildings is significantly harming our economic recovery. […]

May 31st, 2013|Petty Commercial|

Take Stock of Obsolescence

Obsolescence is nothing new but the environment in which we operate means that it is now a very real threat. In particular the aging nature of the UK’s office stock due to the high percentage built before the 1960’s linked with increasing legislation and the changing requirements for corporates will mean that landlords now need to think seriously about refurbishing and upgrading their stock if they don’t want to see the value of their buildings depreciate. […]

May 13th, 2013|Petty Commercial|

Business Premises Renovation Allowance

An extension of a 100% tax relief known as Business Premises Renovation Allowance (BPRA) has been welcomed by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) as it will help bring more vacant premises back into productive use and encourage new businesses to open across the North West, creating local jobs. […]

May 8th, 2013|Petty Commercial|


2012 will be remembered, not only for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics, but for farmers, it will be a stark reminder of the extreme weather conditions they faced and the impact on the industry. It was an extraordinarily challenging year for agriculture. It started with a drought, which led to a disappointing harvest and ended with a washout leaving large areas of the county unplanted and planted crops looking very poor at the year end, giving minimal if any harvest. […]

April 22nd, 2013|Petty Commercial|

PETTYs join panel set to transform Brierfield Mill

Having been instructed as joint letting agents along with GVA at Manchester by Pearl 2; a joint development venture between Barnfield Construction and Pendle Borough Council, Petty’s has now been asked to join the panel to choose the architects that are going to transform and re-image Brierfield Mills in Pendle. Among the fellow panellists will be members from Pendle Borough Council and Barnfield Construction with special input from John Smith from Places for People. […]

April 8th, 2013|Petty Commercial|

Nelson host’s visit from Queen of shops

Cast our minds back and Nelson town centre was one of 371 individual bids put forward to receive a £100,000 grant as part of the ‘Portas Pilot Towns’ initiative. The first twelve towns were chosen by Local Government Minister, Grant Shapps with Nelson being one of them which was selected to trial proposals put forward in the Portas independent review of the high street the previous year. […]

March 12th, 2013|Petty Commercial|


Last month it emerged Business Secretary, Vince Cable had been lobbying fellow MP’s and subsequently called for the Government to review its decision to delay the rates revaluation for two years but this plea was discounted by the House of Lords earlier this month. […]

March 4th, 2013|Petty Commercial|
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