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UKIT Q4 2014: Record quarter for UK property investmentView and download report
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Investment in the UK commercial property sector totalled £20.5bn in the final quarter of 2014 – a 26% increase on the previous quarter and the highest quarterly performance on record - according to new research published today by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton.Read more
The office market across Chelmsford and other major Essex towns saw improvement from mid-2014 and this is expected to continue into 2015 with encouraging signs that the office market should outperform 2014, with rent and freehold values increasing.Read more
An overview of occupier, investment and developer markets, key deals of 2014 and forecast for 2015 for the industrial property market on the South Coast.Read more
From 31 March 2015, refunds from successful business rates appeals will be limited to two years rather than seven - potentially restricting the benefit of a successful appeal by up to 70 percent.
Milton Keynes delivered another solid year with take-up of 2.5 million sq ft leading to rental growth of up to 8% in certain sectors. Availability has fallen to its lowest level since 2007 with good quality employment land now crucial to satisfy demand. Read more
Infrastructure improvements and inward investment have driven take-up and rental growth throughout 2014, whilst availability fell to its lowest level for a decade. These trends are forecast to continue throughout 2015.Read more
Enquiry levels for large office requirements remain high in the city centre.Read more
Central London experienced the highest take up since 2006 with vacancy rates across the West End now falling to a low of c. 3.3%. Read our analysis of the West End office market.Read more
Along the M1 corridor, mixed results were seen with regards to take-up in the final quarter of 2014. Overall, the limited availability of Grade A space is becoming an increasing issue and this is expected to lead to rental increases throughout 2015.Read more
City centre office take-up for 2014 as a whole totalled 1,333,425 sq ft, up 53% on the 2013 total of 869,180 sq ftRead more