Keep Positive & Carry On

Despite the impact Coronavirus is having on business and life generally the market does carry on and there is a need to remain positive.

It is important to remember that over 98% of people survive this virus. We are still receiving enquiries for commercial properties although admittedly the volume is well down. We are still using common sense to do viewings for people who are interested in taking new premises or putting their existing property on the market. There are some very good opportunities in the marketplace both on a rental and particularly a freehold basis which don’t often become available.

Don’t let the doom & gloom which is portrayed daily in the media drive us into despair. That is not the British way. We need to remain positive and optimistic in these difficult times. So wash your hands, have a cup of tea, then wash your hands again!

At Lawson Commercial we are available to discuss any property requirements and to help with appraisals for those contemplating marketing their existing premises or just to discuss options. Our professional team is ready to help with any lease renewals or rent reviews and are always pleased to speak to anyone needing a professional surveyor for help with their commercial property management.

Town Centre Office With Car Space

Lawson Commercial have been instructed to market a town centre office in the imposing building known as Post Office House.

This is a second floor suite of some 500 sq ft ideal for a small business. It also benefits from 1 car space in the rear car park.

The Landlord has his own licence so signing up can be done quickly. Available at a very competitive rent of £500 per calendar month and, if this is your only commercial premises, you will probably not have to pay any business rates.

Fully Fitted Restaurant Ready For Immediate Trading

A fully fitted, well modernised, 40 seat restaurant has just become available in Hartfield Road, Forest Row.

The premises are ready for immediate trading as the lease is being sold to include all fixtures and fittings including fully equipped kitchen and all tables, chairs, cutlery etc. 

This restaurant would be ideal for a wide variety of cuisines and particularly Italian which isn’t currently represented in Forest Row providing a unique opportunity.

The property is just under 900 sq ft with approx. 40 covers. It comes with a 1-bedroomed self-contained flat and a car parking space.  It is held on a 20 year lease expiring in 2037 at £26,500 pa.

For a quick sale offers in the region of £55,000 are being sought for the lease, fixtures & fittings. Well worth viewing so call us today.

Video Property Tip 4 – Location Is Key

In our fourth video with property tips on renting commercial premises Chris Lawson talks about why location is key. Is it the right spot for your business?

It is important, whether you are a retailer, service supplier or manufacturer, to know your location. You need to do your research and have a good look round the area.

View the competition and see if there is a gap in the market you can fill.

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As aways we are happy for you to give us a call if you would like to discuss any aspect in more detail or have any concerns.

Look out for the next video in our Helpful Tips series following shortly. This series of videos can all be accessed via the Property Tips link on our website Home page as well as on Facebook, LInkedIn, Twitter and the Lawson Commercial YouTube channel.

Superb Refurbished Offices – Nutley

Lawson Commercial have been instructed to market superb refurbished offices on the Pippingford Estate at Nutley.

These high quality conversions of former farm buildings in the heart of the Ashdown Forest have proved enormously popular.

The latest suite to become available is The Old Stables adjoining several other refurbished office buildings. It offers some 830 sq ft of expertly converted premises including oak beams and flooring, an air source heat pump for an underfloor heating system, dimmable LED lights and trunking for cabling.

The quality of these offices is always very high and the setting is fantastic with superb views across the countryside. 

The location is well placed between Forest Row and Nutley on the A22 and benefits from plenty of car parking.

A flexible long or short agreement is on offer at a rent £1,525 per calendar month.

The Granary adjoining is available as an onsite facility for training meeting, seminars etc.

Last Remaining Units in Phase 2 at Swallow Enterprise Park

Lawson Commercial report that the lettings at the Swallow Enterprise Park have been going extremely well and now all the Units in Blocks J and N have been let.

This leaves some units in Block H. Two units, H2 and H3 have dividing wall up providing a gross internal area of 3,168 sq ft each.

These are smart, brand new units with roller shutter doors, 3-phase power and a cloakroom facility.

The remaining space in this block is some 16,000 sq ft with 5 roller shutter doors but currently with no internal dividing walls.. Thus it could make 2 individual units of around 3,170 sq ft each or can be adapted to suit an occupier’s requirements if more than 2 units are required.

These represent an excellent, flexible opportunity for businesses and are the only new units available in this part of Sussex suitable for manufacturing or warehousing.

Brand New Shop Available In Uckfield

A new spacious Sussex barn style ground floor lockup shop is now available between Sussex Beds and Magnet Kitchens in the Bell Walk shopping complex in Uckfield.

Unit 2 The Seed House offers just under 1,700 sq ft and is ideal for retail as well as a variety of other uses. It adjoins a free shoppers car park and provides an excellent opportunity with a new lease at a rent of £28,500 pa. The unit is in a basic configuration with suspended ceiling, plastered walls, kitchenette and cloakroom facility so ready for a tenant to fit out.

The Landlord is prepared to enter into discussions regarding incentives including a rent free period and the level of fit out required.

New Video Feature on Lawson Commercial Website

In addition to the property videos that Lawson Commercial have been producing partner Chris Lawson has also put together a series of videos to help businesses who are starting up or considering renting their first commercial building.

These videos, titled Property Tips, now feature on the Lawson Commercial website with a new button from the Home Page allowing you to go straight to the videos. Done in a lighthearted manner these short videos give basic tips on things to think about when considering renting a commercial building.



Chris is ably assisted by some feathered helpers to give useful information and are designed to be helpful and informative particularly to those with little or no experience of renting commercial property.

The videos, produced with the help of Toffee and Cleo + Jim Pirrie Studios, are also available on social media including Facebook and LinkedIn as well as on the Lawson Commercial YouTube channel.

Of course you can always call and speak to a member of the Team if you have any questions or concerns or need further advice or information about renting commercial property.


Video Tip 3 – What Sort Of Agreement?

In the third of our videos on what to look for when renting commercial premises Chris Lawson, assisted by his parrot friend, talks about types of agreements and things you need to look out for.

Will it be a lease or a licence? What are the repairing obligations? What about energy performance and health & safety? What happens when your initial agreement ends or you want to leave?

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As aways we are happy for you to contact us if you would like to discuss any aspect in more detail or have any concerns.

Look out for the next video in our Helpful Tips series Following shortly. This series of videos can all be accessed via the Property Tips link on our website Home page as well as on Facebook, LInkedIn, Twitter and the Lawson Commercial YouTube channel.

Ideal For Owner Occupier

Ideal for an owner occupier is a spacious double fronted shop in Uckfield with an internal width of over 28 ft providing just over 800 sq ft of retail space.

Lying at the north end of the High Street it would be well suited as an office or for conversion into a restaurant subject to planning.

Above the shop is a really nice character 3-bedroomed flat with a small rear patio garden.  This is a spacious accommodation with oak beams plus gas central heating which needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated. 

The property also comes with the right to park 2 car spaces in the rear car park.

Formerly available to rent only the property is now available freehold at a price just reduced to offers in the region of £385,000 to encourage an early sale.