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Office Market Review 2014
Office Market Review 2014 Activity to hit 14 year high

The latest edition of our annual Office Market Review forecasts that demand for office space in 2014 will return to its highest level since 2000.Read more

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UK Monthly View: business investment is driving economy

With the good news from the high frequency data and surveys continuing, we are confident the UK economy is firmly on an upwards path.

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Thames Valley Office Market Pulse Q1 2014

It was a disappointingly slow start to the year in the
Thames Valley with Q1 office market take-up less than half
of the last quarter and office enquiries at their lowest level since Q4 2011. But Q2 2014 is expected to be better...Read more

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Budget hints at further relaxation of rules for conversion of commercial property into residential space

Lambert Smith Hampton has welcomed plans by the Chancellor to look again at rules for converting a broader range of commercial properties into residential premises.Read more

Budget 2014: A disappointing Budget for commercial property

The Chancellor’s Budget announcement today has failed to support the UK’s commercial property industry, according to Lambert Smith Hampton.Read more

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Budget 2014: ‘Unfair’ business rates need updating

Ahead of this week’s Budget, Lambert Smith Hampton calls on the Chancellor to revamp the much maligned business rates regime in order to promote property development and meet the needs of the nascent economic recovery.Read more

The market is bouncing back

The UK economy has emerged from the recession. 2013 saw four consecutive quarters of positive GDP growth, unemployment is down, construction output is increasing, and forecasters are predicting  that the construction industry will expand for the foreseeable future. But is it all good news?Read more

Growing opposition to business rates needs focus

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today published a report into the prospects for the UK retail sector.  It concluded that business rates in their current form are not fit for purpose and calls on the government to carry out a wholesale review of the rating system.  We agree that rates for commercial real estate needs to be made fairer.Read more

Industrial & Logistics Report 2014
Logistics market set for record recovery

The UK industrial and logistics sector is set to see record demand and the return of meaningful speculative development for the first time since 2008, according to our latest Industrial & Logistics Market Report.Read more

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UK Monthly View: the good news continues

The good news regarding the performance of the UK economy has continued in to 2014.Read more

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