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Trust

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…

Choose Your Retail Investment with Care

January is when every publication carries its own predictions for their relevant market. The property press is no exception. Although all of the business indicators are positive at present for the end of 2016, the future is deemed to be anywhere from slightly dark to pitch black. The combination of a “hard” Brexit, rising inflation,…

Selecting Investments for the Private Investor

Private investors should be wary of believing the press when they report on the commercial investment market. Reporting in the national media and property press will generally focus on the “fund” market. Here investment deals transact in the tens of millions of pounds. There is plenty of freely available evidence and analysis for journalists to…

Auction clamour

Are the Best Prices Achieved at Auction? Not Necessarily!

So the year has now ended for the commercial auction houses and they are reporting record results for their December sales. The major commercial auctioneers provide a thoroughly professional, efficient and effective service in selling commercial property. Particularly investment properties. But is it always the best way to sell your investment? Will you always get…

How Will Your Investments Rate in the Revaluation?

Last week saw the release of the long awaited rates revaluation of all commercial properties in the UK. Although the immediate burden of rates will be borne by occupiers, the impact on rental growth and therefore your investment holdings, should not be overlooked. Most areas in the UK have benefited from a decrease in valuations for…