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Viewpoint - 17/01/2013

Asset Class winter 2013

The winter 2013 edition of Asset Class, providing asset management insight into the UK property market, has been published.

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New reality dawns for landlords

With an estimated 17% of retail units and 24% of office space currently unoccupied, and little likelihood of significant short term change, the Chancellor's Autumn Statement ushered in a new reality for the commerical property sector.

Chancellor’s lip-service to empty property

The Chancellor’s passing reference, in his Autumn Statement, to the taxation of empty commercial property inadvertently reveals a hardening of his attitude towards this unhelpful tax.

Centre stage for environmental challenges

It is official – environmental issues demand a change in attitude from developers, investors and landlords.

Silence from rent arrears consultation

The consultation on Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery has failed to publish a conclusion. Perhaps all that is required is the proper policing of the existing Law of Distress.

Christmas trading on a knife-edge

Evidence begins to suggest that Christmas trading was good, after a worryingly slow start. However, casualties on the high street are expected.

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