2014 has been another busy year for Uckfield-based commercial estate agents Lawson Commercial.
Business confidence continued to grow following the beginnings of improvement in 2013. A wide variety of commercial buildings were let and sold during the course of the year.
One of the more interesting properties Lawson Commercial dealt with included a redundant pub at Punnetts Town on the outskirts of Heathfield which was in a poor state of repair.
There was considerable interest in this property and it went to best offers finally selling for a figure in excess of the asking price.
A dental property in Bexhill was sold and a mission hall in Tunbridge Wells which also saw strong interest reaching a price well in excess of its original guide price. Lawson Commercial also let a recording studio at Bolney.
These are some of the diverse properties handled by Lawson Commercial in addition to the more conventional shops, offices, factories, warehouses and land. The management and professional departments were also extremely busy taking on 9 new shops to manage in Uckfield as well as four new industrial units.
Demand for retail premises throughout the Wealden area remains strong with few retail units available. Generally shops did not remain on the market for long but there were very few freeholds changing hands as so few became available.
The legal process did not seem to improve and often when deals were agreed it took many months before a transaction was concluded. Lawson Commercial would welcome more instructions from landlords who want to find new tenants as well as existing tenants who want to move. For several Wealden towns we have waiting lists of applicants looking for the right retail premises.