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Stephen Proudley
Bricks and mortar retail are back en vogue

As technology continues to change the way we shop, the in-store environment will become a retailer’s point of differentiation. Stephen Proudley, Director of Retail Agency, explains.Read more

Davina Blandford | Associate Director - Property Management | Leeds
Landlords: Review service charges as a means of adding value

Could changing the way service charges are apportioned in large, multi-let business park developments or shopping centres be the key to maintaining occupier satisfaction and retention?

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Business rates shock for shopping centre owners

A new aggressive approach by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is leaving hundreds of shopping centre owners facing an unexpected increase in their business rates bills.Read more

Supreme Court decision highlights need for break clause advice

Gareth Lester-Jones, Director of Lease Advisory at LSH’s Birmingham office, said a ruling over a dispute between Marks & Spencer and former landlords BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust has brought certainty to a once grey area at the centre of many tenant/landlord wrangles.

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Major portfolio deals drive activity

Investment in UK commercial property reached £36.0bn during the first half of 2015 – the second highest total on record - according to new figures from the latest edition of Lambert Smith Hampton's UK Investment Transactions report.Read more

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Sunday trading to boost retail in big cities

Plans to relax Sunday trading laws, as outlined by Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Summer Budget, will be positive for many retailers and their landlords – particularly for those located in major retail centres.

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Tonic for tomorrow: proposals for a healthier UK property market

Lambert Smith Hampton, Countrywide and Hamptons International have launched a joint research paper outlining 10 recommendations for a healthier UK property market at the MIPIM International Property Conference.Read more

Prime shopping centres drive demand but what are the prospects for secondary schemes?

The recent strength of investor demand into shopping centres has been focused on prime schemes where rents are rising, vacancy rates are low, and food and beverage (F&B) and leisure is an important component. However, in an improving economy, is there an opportunity for investors to move up the risk curve by investing in secondary centres with strategic asset management?Read more

How is 2014 shaping up?

Now that we have a good handle on how the market has performed in the first six months of 2014, experts from our Capital Markets, Office, Industrial and Logistics, and Retail teams look ahead at the prospects for the rest of the year in our Mid Year Market Review.Read more

UKIT Q2 2014: Commercial property builds momentum

Investment in the UK commercial property sector during the second quarter of 2014 totalled £11.9bn - a 10% increase on the first quarter of the year and 45% higher than in the corresponding period last year, our Q2 edition of UK Investment Transactions has found.

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