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John Andrews FRICS MARLA is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor and Partner in the long established firm of Doolittle & Dalley LLP of Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. For over forty years he has practised throughout North Worcestershire and South Shropshire, with an emphasis on Wyre Forest and Bridgnorth areas.
Born in Kidderminster, educated at King Charles Grammar School, he has long connections with the carpet industry. Local knowledge and understanding of the area in which he operates, has resulted in many clients being advised regarding sales, letting and valuation of residential and commercial property in these areas.
A monthly report on the commercial property market appears in the Kidderminster Shuttle written by him, gives up to date news on the local property market.
Posted at 7:00am Tuesday 23rd April 2013
GONE are the days when planners can rigidly stick to planning policies which appeared to be written in stone, and for years have made any commercial development a matter of jumping through hoops to satisfy the planners.
Posted at 10:32am Thursday 21st March 2013
Despite the gloomy news on the economy which we are still seeing in the Press and talk of a sluggish recovery, when looking around the Wyre Forest area, there are now clear signs of better economic prosperity.
Posted at 5:15pm Thursday 28th February 2013
Looking around the Wyre Forest area although the government is predicting difficult times, the shoots of Spring are starting to emerge with the amount of new development taking place in the area.
Posted at 10:04am Tuesday 29th January 2013
THIS time last year the outlook for commercial property looked rather bleak, and although the Wyre Forest area seemed to be faring better than some other areas in the Midlands, it looked like a year when commercial property in the district was not going to perform very well.
Posted at 4:44pm Thursday 22nd November 2012
Over the last month, John Andrews of Doolittle & Dalley, reports that enquiry through their Commercial Department has continued to grow, resulting in the sale and lettings of a number of properties throughout the Wyre Forest area.
Posted at 7:00am Tuesday 23rd October 2012
There has been much national publicity lately regarding the lack of new housing, and the long waiting list for social housing, and rented accommodation.
Posted at 8:00am Thursday 20th September 2012
Despite the national media reporting that times are still very difficult for industry and businesses; over the last month the number of companies we have registered with us indicates that either the Governments’ prediction is right, in that 2013 will see an improvement or they are companies which have already started to grow and expand.
Posted at 9:21am Friday 31st August 2012
A newly-formed Town Team intends to deal with the retail areas of Kidderminster town centre which have suffered with shops either closing or relocating.
Posted at 4:55pm Tuesday 24th July 2012
The last few weeks have seen another slowdown in relation to business confidence which is either due to the further bad publicity that the banks are receiving or perhaps as business starts to slow down for the summer holidays.
Posted at 4:28pm Thursday 24th May 2012
FOLLOWING an encouraging time during the early spring, there are signs that recovery in relation to the commercial property market are being sustained.