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Green belt building: British countryside
15Feb

UK housing crisis: Is it time to start building on green belts?

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In principle, few would argue with the merits of the concept of green belts. The aim was to ensure a ring of farmland, forestry and parks were preserved around British cities. We wanted to ensure urban sprawl didn’t slowly swallowing up…
31Jan

Buy-To-Let Landlords: Is It Time To Switch To Commercial Property?

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Will buy-to-let landlords lose money in 2017? Buy-to-let landlords are being squeezed. Taxation changes for buy-to-let landlords in the UK will start being phased in from April this year. For some people, the tax burden may double or even triple…
Sunshine and birds flying over the Thames River in London
20Jan

London Commercial Property Still Going Strong Despite Brexit’s Black Cloud

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In 2016, Brexit firmly cemented itself as both a word in our collective vernacular, and a concept that touched on just about every aspect of our daily lives – from the NHS to the economy, the news cycle, even arguments…
London commercial property
11Jan

London Commercial Property needs a makeover

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London Commercial Property making the most of it Most London commercial property in the city and the surrounding area was built with an intended use in mind.  Office use, as a high street shop, a restaurant or as a more general…
saving money, coins and pens
28Nov

How can Landlords Save Money?

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How can landlords save money? Leasing a property is an expensive process and costs quickly mount up. You know letting agents are expensive but without one how would you cope? You’re so damn busy you haven’t got time to manage the process…
foreign student communities
07Oct

Why Community Matters to Foreign Students

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Leaving home for the first time is a scary experience. But moving abroad for the first time? That’s terrifying. Every year, thousands of students arrive in the UK to begin an educational journey that might last anywhere between three and ten years.…
uk commercial property, brexit, the shard
23Sep

Brexit 3 months on: What now for UK Commercial Property?

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The UK’s commercial property market took the beating of its life in the hours and days following the decision to leave the EU. Investors dashed toward the exit as swiftly as Nigel Farage made his gloating and quite nauseating speech…
commercial properties in London could be repurposed
11Aug

commercial properties in London are being transformed

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Commercial properties could be repurposed  to benefit the community and your portfolio? Commercial properties and the built landscape looks permanent. We expect landmarks and commercial properties to remain forever. We complain when a new building goes up and protest when…
Rent your London commercial property to a church
01Aug

commercial property owners and churches

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Why commercial property owners should consider renting  to a church Commercial property owners don’t often think about renting their properties to churches. With the current rate of uncertainty in the market this may be something to consider. Not renting to…
Old Kent Road Holdings – Full view
18Jul

Commercial property in London is a great bet

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We have been watching the commercial property market. Recently conversations have come to a  swift halt. There’s plenty of doubt and uncertainty in the business, post-Brexit. But there is hope, for sure. In fact, I saw a brilliant cartoon this morning. It…