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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 News

social distancing and phased opening's

social distancing and phased opening's

Phased opening's due to social distancing is what some businesses are considering at the moment.

Social distancing will play a BIG part in which stores non-essential retailers decide to open first.

They are likely to choose those locations that are the least affected and most likely to make a profit in the short term,...

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 News

call pay collect

call pay collect

How is your high street working to date.

My local one is "call, pay and collect" mostly. A few businesses are offering an enhanced service by doing social distancing, waiting zones at the door and some delivery.

The month of April has seen essential local business pushing forward to survive and help the local community in...

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Monday, 13 April 2020 News

Mass rent default

Mass rent default

As we move forward into week four of the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown by the government, thousands of businesses in the UK and Ireland are planning to or are in the process of withholding or considering withholding rents depending, when these have been demanded.

This will not be a one off, but an ongoing process as the...

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Friday, 10 April 2020 News

Beyond the Covid-19 lockdown - we will all get it at some point

Beyond the Covid-19 lockdown - we will all get it at some point

I am sure, like me, you are consuming news and information on the virus and how to deal with it from a personal and business point of view.

We are all going to get it eventually, it's just when, how bad and if you need help, can you get it.

At this point we are in a lock down holding pattern....we will all be out on "prisoner...

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020 News

Why acting today may save tomorrow

Why acting today may save tomorrow

As our clients closed there retail stores, some may have for good, which is driving consumers to shop online to stay safe, those that have an online sale platform and can operate this platform safely behind the scenes and source or make products for sale, could be the survivor's post Covid virus pandemic

Retailers must shift...

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020 News

End of another financial year in business.

End of another financial year in business.

I have come to the end of another financial year in business.

While the retail and leisure market has been tough, who new at the start of 2020 what would happen this year, with most of my clients now closed.

Today, all I can do is be at the end of the phone to have a chat with people, reflect, future planning and...

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Friday, 06 March 2020 News

Card Factory renew lease in Castle court

Card Factory renew lease in Castle court

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, one of N Ireland’s leading retail and leisure estate agents, have helped Card Factory with their lease renewal negotiations in Belfast's Castle court.

As our client come's close to the end of a 10 year period in the scheme, they have taken stock of the current trading level and...

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Thursday, 05 March 2020 News

o'neills halo store now open in Belfast city centre

o'neills halo store now open in Belfast city centre

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and property consultants have helped o'neills identify and acquire there latest store in Northern Ireland.

The 9000 sqft halo store is located on Royal Avenue Belfast, in what will become known as o'neills corner.

As someone who is active in country life and the horse world, I would regularly be...

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Friday, 28 February 2020 News

Northern Ireland draft rates revaluation list 2020 published

Northern Ireland draft rates revaluation list 2020 published

The Northern Ireland draft rates revaluation list 2020 has been released and this will provide businesses an opportunity to plan ahead for property tax costs in Northern Ireland.

As ever there will be those who benefit and those that don't.

In a recent exercise by my client  Card Factory, who have some 42 stores in...

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Friday, 17 January 2020 News

oneills to open in Belfast city centre

oneills to open in Belfast city centre

When my clients oneills said they might look at a Belfast city centre store a few years ago I said I would keep a watching brief. 

The brief was simple, we need 10,000 sqft approx for a total occupational budget of X. 

After identifying the best options in terms of size and planting the seeds with building owners, it...

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Tuesday, 31 December 2019 News

Joules open in Newry

Joules open in Newry

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and property consultants have helped Joules identify and acquire there second store in Northern Ireland.

The 1600 sqft store is located in The Quays Shopping Centre Newry.

Joules is a British clothing company which sells clothing and homeware products inspired by British country lifestyles. Its...

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Tuesday, 31 December 2019 News

NM Money open in Ballymena

NM Money open in Ballymena

NM Money have now opened there sixth Northern Ireland store in Tower centre, Ballymena, during the months of December 2019.

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants a leading retail and leisure agent in the region, have helped identify and negotiate the transaction.

The premises offer currency / travel money...

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Tuesday, 31 December 2019 News

Team Murphy has a new member

Team Murphy has a new member

Having sold my last horse over a year ago, I have taken my time to find a suitable replacement.

I have now found a new equine partner in Flash a 11 year old Irish sports horse gelding.

We will take the winter to get to know each other and hopefully have some fun in the spring/summer of 2020.

Time will tell.....

 

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019 News

CARD FACTORY OPEN SECOND RETAIL WAREHOUSE UNIT IN NORTHERN IRELAND

CARD FACTORY OPEN SECOND RETAIL WAREHOUSE UNIT IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, one of N Ireland’s leading retail and leisure agents, have secured further premises for our retained clients, Card Factory, in Newry

The 1,500 sqft unit is located in the Damolly retail park and is located beside Costa and Home Bargains .

This is the second retail...

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019 News

NM MONEY OPEN FIFTH STORE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

NM MONEY OPEN FIFTH STORE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

NM Money have now opened there fifth Northern Ireland store in abbey centre, Newtownabbey, during the months of November 2019.

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants a leading retail and leisure agent in the region, have helped identify and negotiate the transaction.

The premises offer currency / travel money...

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