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Wednesday, 17 June 2020 News

Hard Choices

Hard Choices

As the economy reopens hard choices have to be made in Northern Ireland.

I had to make the hard choice to sell my horse when there was a market for him and take what the market would pay.

There may not be a market in a few months, with less money around and even further movement restrictions in the equine...

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 News

How to shop in-store has changed

How to shop in-store has changed

As more businesses open up, the way we shop has changed.

We are now encouraged to be patient, queue and adopt a no touch common sense approach to only pick up items we really think we are going to buy.

We are seeing some businesses deciding to introduce quarantine procedures for clothes / books for between 48...

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Thursday, 14 May 2020 News

We may have to live with covid-19 in retail

We may have to live with covid-19 in retail

As the pandemic unfolds we are now getting a message that we may just have to live with the virus for the foreseeable future.

The economy has shown negative growth in the first quarter of 2020 and the lock down will push the UK into a recession which could last some time as the economy and society adjusts.

So what could be the...

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Monday, 11 May 2020 News

lease renewal in a pandemic

lease renewal in a pandemic

I have various clients who have lease renewals and rent reviews in Northern Ireland at the moment.

Some are historic from 2019 and some are coming up within what is the pandemic Covid-19 period.

It is amazing the views that different people are taking at this time, thinking that the past in any way will mirror the future in...

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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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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, 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

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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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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Thursday, 10 October 2019 News

Flying Tiger pop into Abbey Centre

Flying Tiger pop into Abbey Centre

Our client Flying Tiger Stores Ireland have had a great experience in Belfast castle lane for their first store in Northern Ireland, since opening in November 2015.

The good people of NI love them, it seems and they have decided to open a pop up store in abbey centre Newtownabbey from Oct 2019 to January 2020 to spread their...

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