Record year for industrial sector
2014 was a record-breaking year for the UK industrial and logistics sector, as take-up reached new heights, investment activity hit previously unseen levels and speculative development returned in a meaningful way.Read more
South Coast Industrial Property Market Briefing 2015
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.
Act now to get the full benefit from business rates appeals
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.Read more
UKIT Q4 2014: Record quarter for UK property investment
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.
Five steps to avoid vacant property problems
Even with careful management, it is rare for commercial properties to enjoy uninterrupted tenancy and landlords are not always aware of the importance of maintaining commercial property while it lies vacant. Here, Jon Latham, Associate Director in our Cardiff office, gives a summary of steps that can be taken to avoid liabilities.Read more
UK Monthly View: a return to 'normal' in 2015?
Positive momentum in the UK economy has clearly been reflected in the UK commercial property market, with returns for 2014 on course to hit an eight year high.
Guildford best placed to drive economic growth in 2015
Guildford has the best prospects for economic growth of any major UK destination outside London, according to the latest edition of our 'UK Vitality Index'.Read more
How will the Autumn Statement affect ratepayers?
Autumn Statement 2014 OverviewRead more
UK Monthly View November 2014
Recovery in real wage growth emerging.Read more
Rating in Brief Autumn 2014
Welcome to Rating in Brief - leading the debate on business rates and policy Read more