The RICS has just published its latest quarterly UK Commercial Property Market Survey (Q1 2020), headlined, ‘Commercial market outlook hit by coronavirus outbreak’.

Commenting on the latest survey, among other RICS chartered surveyors in East Anglia, is Steve Hawkins, Partner, Eddisons Barker Storey Matthews 

He said, “The impact of the coronavirus will, in our opinion, be the largest single factor affecting property values in both the short and medium term. 

“Tenant defaults are potentially likely to increase, along with interrupted rental returns and increased incentives required for new lettings.” 

For the full RICS survey, see

Barker Storey Matthews, now part of Eddisons, are chartered surveyors operating in the Eastern Region with offices in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds. 

We have been offering commercial property expertise for over 25 years. Our work ranges from award winning commercial agency services to property management, valuations, investment, funding & development, rating, building surveying & project management, planning consultancy and professional property services. 

We have been identified by Estates Gazette as the most active regional property agency in the East of England for seven years in succession (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) and as the most active agent in Cambridgeshire for the past eight years.


This year (2020), it has awarded us the accolade of the most active regional agent in the industrial, office and investment sectors.