ALL ABOUT THE BATS – DEVELOPERS WARNED NOT TO FLOUT SPECIES PROTECTION LAWS AS SURVEY SEASON BEGINS

Ecology experts at Harris Lamb are working with developers to ensure that construction schedules are not disrupted by bats. To enable this, bat surveys are planned during the core summer bat survey season, which runs for the next three months. The business’ Environment team is also warning developers that they could face more than delays if they disregard the presence of bats in the vicinity...

NEW LEGISLATION WILL CRACK DOWN ON UNFAIR TENANT FEES, HARRIS LAMB WARNS LANDLORDS

New legislation coming into force next month is set to impact on anyone letting a residential property to tenants, Harris Lamb has warned. Tina Cannon, Residential Property Manager for the business, said that the Tenant Fees Act, which becomes law on June 1st, will crack down on exactly what landlords, or letting agents acting on their behalf, are allowed to charge tenants for, and that many p...

WELLINGTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE SOLD TO HORTONS ESTATE FOR MORE THAN £11 MILLION

A Dudley industrial estate has been sold for more than the £11.25 million asking price as investors continue to capitalise on the demand for stock in the West Midlands. Investment agents at property consultants Harris Lamb and joint agents Maclaren & Partners acted on behalf of Skelton Group to market Wellington Industrial Estate on Birmingham New Road. Alex Eagleton, who oversaw t...

HARRIS LAMB OVERSEES £4.8 MILLION FORTIS LIVING BUILDINGS COMPLETION

Harris Lamb’s Building Consultancy has successfully overseen the construction of new industrial and office buildings in Worcester on behalf of Fortis Living. The housing provider, which merged with Waterloo Housing Group in October 2018 to form the new Platform Housing Group, instructed Harris Lamb to oversee the build of two 15,000 sq ft buildings on Midland Road. The £4.8 million contr...

£3.4MILLION AFFORDABLE HOMES SCHEME SET TO GO AHEAD IN SMETHWICK

Harris Lamb has acquired a land parcel on behalf of Bhandal Developments Ltd to enable a £3.4 million affordable housing scheme to go ahead in Sandwell. The business’ residential land team acquired the acre of land off Little Moor Hill in Smethwick. and obtained detailed planning permission for 22 new family homes at the site, before coordinating the sale of the land to West Mercia Housing,...