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The difficult we do immediately….

Here’s a little insight into the way we work. Our client’s purchase of a printing company was conditional upon a valuation of the company’s production plant and equipment. As we retain a specialisation in the printing industry’s assets, we were perfectly placed to provide the valuation, but we were naturally concerned to learn that the […]

Posted on 7th December 2020 by Amy

All aboard

Instructed by the Liquidator of a West Sussex travel company, we undertook a RICS valuation and subsequently an online auction of its buses and coaches. Having witnessed the tremendous auction results including certain vehicles being sold and exported to Ireland, we were contacted by a private client to sell their buses and coaches from their […]

Posted on 12th March 2020 by Amy

An honour for Marriott & Co.

An invitation to act as an Expert Witness in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules is both an honour and a worry. It is an honour because our reputation and personal CVs will have been scrutinised, and a worry because we know our report is likely to be challenged by one party or the other […]

Posted on 28th January 2020 by Amy

When time is of the essence

A recent challenge for Marriott & Co. Our client’s purchase of a printing company was conditional upon a valuation of the company’s production plant and equipment. As specialists in the printing industry, we were perfectly placed to provide this, but were naturally concerned to learn that the site inspections of over twenty machines at three […]

Posted on 2nd January 2020 by Amy

Neither Shaken nor Stirred

Whilst recently holidaying in Portugal, I found myself one damp lunchtime sipping a rather potent ‘007 Martini’ in the opulent ‘spies bar’ at the Hotel Palacio in Estoril, my mind drifting into Bond film memories of double agents, casinos and Aston Martins. Apart from it being a wonderful destination, I am here because this hotel’s […]

Posted on 1st October 2019 by Amy

From Tear Drops to The Shard

Having been instructed to find buyers for two major glass tempering plants in the last year, it is not unreasonable to consider ourselves well experienced in valuing and selling glass processing machinery. The first assignment took us into Kent and we undertook a RICS valuation of the business and assets, it was hoped that a […]

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Have you received a compulsory purchase order as a result of HS2?

HS2 & Compulsory Purchase Orders

The roll out of HS2 has been nothing if not controversial. With the deadline and budget stretching further and further away (the Independent recently reported that it would cost £403m for every mile of the new line) the creation and implementation of the new railway is viewed by many as an exorbitant drain of money […]

Posted on 21st February 2018 by Amy
Plant & Machinery Auctioneers

Plant & Machinery Auctioneers: The Dos & Dont’s!

Marriott & Co. is a highly professional, independent RICS Regulated firm of  Plant & Machinery Auctioneers. The firm’s membership of the RICS ensures we must demonstrate its five professional and ethical standards meaning that we always: (1) act with integrity, (2) provide a high standard of service, (3) act in a way which promotes trust […]

Posted on 14th February 2018 by Amy

The Ultimate BARNacle FIND

What’s hidden away in our attics and garages? Might there be, amongst the dust, the cobwebs, the children’s old maths textbooks, an old family heirloom, an original Monet, a diamond ring? Items of immense interest or * [avert eyes sentimentalists] * great value? And just think what could be hidden away in a great big […]

Posted on 15th June 2017 by Amy

Taxation on the rateable value of some plant and machinery

Despite the rates overhaul that came in to effect on 1 April 2017, and pleas from business groups such as the Engineering Employers Federation (“EEF”) for an end to plant & machinery rateable value assessments, certain plant and machinery remains rateable. There are therefore two issues to worry about.  Firstly, are we being taxed on […]

Posted on 15th May 2017 by Amy