UK property investment market set for bumper 2014
Lambert Smith Hampton is predicting a bumper year for the market in 2014. Investment volumes will hit £40bn for the first time since 2007 and the market will see total returns of 12-14%, after a very strong finish to 2013 for the UK commercial property investment market.
Autumn Statement 2013: Chancellor's business rates cap too little too late
As predicted, Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the rise in business rates bills from 01 April next year will be capped at 2% instead of being linked to RPI inflation at 3.2%.
LSH secures Precision Profiles expansion deal
32,300 sq ft of industrial space secured for Precision Profiles in Bristol.
LSH appoints regional facilities manager
LSH appoints Liz Findlay as regional facilities manager to join its property management team in Bristol.
LSH backs Bristol city centre office market
LSH Bristol moves to city centre office.
Facilities Manager joins growing team at LSH
Allan McCabe joins LSH as facilities manager within the growing property management team in Bristol.
The government must do more to stimulate residential development
New research from our residential development team has revealed that 53% of the housing sector feels the government is not doing enough to support the delivery of new housing.
Rates rise will hit businesses hard
Almost all businesses across the South West will see their non-domestic rates bills rise by 3.15% from 1 April next year following this week’s announcement of the RPI figure for September.
LSH appointed on £284m Local Infrastructure Fund
LSH's Planning and Development Consultancy division has been appointed by the Homes and Communities Agency to advise on bids received for the £284m Local Infrastructure Fund.
New-build empty property rate consultation launches
The government has launched its six-week consultation on the exemption of empty property rates for new-build developments, completed between 01 October 2013 and 30 September 2016.