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Budget hints at further relaxation of rules for conversion of commercial property into residential space
19/03/2014

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

Chancellor Case
Budget 2014: ‘Unfair’ business rates need updating
17/03/2014

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

Construction
The market is bouncing back
11/03/2014

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

Industrial & Logistics Report 2014
Logistics market set for record recovery
04/03/2014

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

Chancellor
Growing opposition to business rates needs focus
04/03/2014

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

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UK Monthly View: the good news continues
28/02/2014

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

Asset Class Winter 2014
Asset Class winter 2014
20/02/2014

Asset Class, our latest publication, provides asset management insight into the UK property market.
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Construction
CIL: difficult to work with despite changes
19/02/2014

The government has further altered the proposed Draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2014 following a consultation but the scheme still has the potential to cause confusion and stifle development.Read more

Cogs
Regional towns and cities: the ones to watch
18/02/2014

London is leading the way out of the UK’s economic gloom but, with a more sustained and widespread revival starting to take shape, the focus is now also on regional locations that can deliver growth.Read more

Skyline
Are business rates holding back sustainability?
18/02/2014

The business rates regime is hampering efforts by occupiers and landlords to improve the energy performance of their buildings.Read more

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