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?Read more
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.Read more
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
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.Read more
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.Read more
UKIT Q1 2014: property investors turn to the regions
The Q1 edition of our Investment Transactions report reveals that investment in the UK commercial property sector during the first quarter of 2014 totalled £10.9bn - a 35% increase on the corresponding period last year and the third highest quarterly level since the start of 2007.