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We were looking at a difficult investment for a pension fund client a few weeks ago. Great tenant, good location for the industrial use and a new 10 year unbroken renewal lease. Our “desk-top” due diligence report made a recommendation to submit a bid subject to inspection and the client agreed. Then it started to…

Business Rates, Tenant Security and the impact on Investment Value

The furore over business rates is gathering speed.  Today government ministers claimed the “revolt” over business rate revaluations was rooted in “distortions and half-truths”.  Sajid Javid called it a relentless campaign of misinformation. Really?  Well here is just one example. We look after many properties for investors and that naturally means that we have to build a…

Dear Santa – For Christmas Intali Would Like ……

A Break It’s been a great year for us and our clients but it’s been hard work. So we are closing the office for Christmas at 5.00pm on Dec 21st and promise not to come back until January 3rd. Hope that’s OK.   A New Surveyor We’re on the lookout for a top quality surveyor…

Knight Frankly, I Hear, Could Give a Damn

Knight Frank have recently announced that their valuations will no longer automatically contain the “doom and gloom” Brexit clause in their valuations. You know the ones which tell their clients that now we have voted to leave the EU the property market is stuffed. These are known as “uncertainty clauses” and basically tell you that…

Retail Investment on a Transitioning High Street

Lloyds Bank recently announced a cut of 3,000 jobs from their workforce of 75,000 which will result in the closure of 200 High Street branches across the UK. Although relatively small in terms of the total estate, it is highly likely that other banks will follow suit. Lloyds tried to justify these closures as a…

Referendum Fever – Sense at Last

There has been so much rubbish spouted by both sides of the debate in advance of Thursday’s vote that it is refreshing to see a balanced argument at last. We don’t often publish other people’s arguments but this article should be read by everyone with involvement in property – and a few more besides. Written…