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Commercial property area guide: Dartford, Bexley

Popular with capital commuters, families and young professionals, the bustling town of Dartford in Kent has been named as one of the fastest places to sell property in the UK. It’s not surprising, as it’s just under an hour from central London and boasts excellent transport links via the M25 and Dartford Crossing.

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Commercial property area guide: Dalston - London

Dalston is situated in the borough of Hackney and its centre point is the Kingsland Road, running north to south. In recent years, it’s been an area of regeneration and house prices are rising by around 4% every year.

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All classes of commercial real estate explained - UPDATED

As of September 2020, the property use classes run from Class B to Class F, and some classes have sub-categories (Classes A and D have been eliminated this year). The thorough classification system should make it easy for building developers to find the exact regulations for their property.

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Commercial property area guide: Croydon

Croydon is a large town in South London that is known for its fantastic arts scene, lively town centre and abundance of green open spaces.

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The Next Frontier in Office Space? The Outdoors

Building developers and business owners are increasingly prioritising biophilic design when it comes to creating desirable workspaces.

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Commercial property area guide: Crouch End

Crouch End lacking a tube or train station was once considered a drawback when compared to other leafy North London neighbourhoods. However, it’s helped it to retain its community feel and charm, without being overrun with tourists and chain stores. It also makes property prices that bit more affordable too.

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What is R&D property?

Businesses can save thousands of pounds by qualifying for R&D tax credits, but many companies in the property sector don’t even realise they’re eligible. If you’re developing new products or innovative processes, you could benefit from this tax relief.

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Commercial property area guide: Cowley

Cowley is an Oxford suburb with plenty to offer businesses searching for a new base. Being both a residential and industrial area, its large student population has some world-famous organisations as neighbours.

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Commercial property area guide: Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a popular place for businesses to base themselves, particularly those in the arts or that are looking to capitalise on the estimated 44 million visitors that pass through the area every year. The area spreads across the boroughs of Westminster and Camden and is in transport zone one, putting it right in the heart of London.

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Commercial property area guide: Colindale

Being a hotspot for modern, new build apartments, Colindale is a popular choice with working professionals. And, as you can catch the tube to Euston in 20 minutes, it’s easy to see why.

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Commercial property area guide: Chiswick

If you’re seeking the best of both worlds, Chiswick could be the ideal place to base your business. Its laidback cafés, grand historic buildings and green spaces give the area a welcoming village feel, yet you’re just 45 minutes’ tube ride away from central London.

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Commercial property area guide – Chessington

Chessington’s impressive portfolio of industrial properties to let and fantastic transport links to central London could make it the perfect place to set up your business. This area guide provides all you need to know about living and working in Chessington.

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All classes of commercial real estate explained

To simplify planning procedures, the government categorised all commercial properties in the Town and Country Planning Order 1987. This legislation detailed several ‘use classes’ covering the various types of buildings used for business. Property owners and local authorities can now refer to the regulations when submitting and examining planning applications.

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Commercial property area guide: Chinatown

With its huge array of enticing restaurants and beautifully decorated streets, Chinatown is one of London’s most captivating areas. It’s located in the bohemian district of Soho, near Leicester Square and the West End. So, whether you’re looking to launch a business or spend a night at the theatre, it’s a must-visit region.

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Commercial property guide: Charlton - London

Though Charlton may seem like a less obvious place to base your business, the area has plenty going for it. Want to find out more about living and working in Charlton? Here’s everything you need to know about the area.

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What is an industrial flex building?

Industrial flex buildings are easy to fit out for most tenants, as they tend to be a generic blank canvas. As a result, they’re not usually well-suited to businesses with specialist needs. However, for most start-ups, small businesses and even large enterprises looking for an all-in-one site, a flex building can make a great base.

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Commercial property area guide: Chalk Farm

Chalk Farm is just a matter of minutes from King’s Cross, Moorgate and London Bridge, being on the Northern Line. When you’re based in the area, you can quickly get across the city for meetings while enjoying your lunch breaks in Primrose Hill or Camden’s markets.

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What is considered industrial property in the real estate market?

If you’re seeking a home for your industrial business, it can be tricky to know where to start. However, if you want your operations to flourish, it’s important to choose the right kind of base to work from. Here are the key things you need to know about industrial properties before you dive into your search.

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Commercial property area guide: Catford

If you are looking to base your business in London but want a cheaper alternative that central properties, Catford could be a lucrative option. The prices are still below that of its fashionable neighbours, yet big plans on the way mean Catford’s appeal is only going to increase.

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Commercial property area guide: Canning Town - London

Canning Town is a vibrant area of east London, just north of the River Lea and the Docklands. It’s within 20-30 minutes’ tube journey of financial hubs Canary Wharf and the City of London and other key areas of central London, so it’s a popular place for many businesses to base themselves.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: Camden Town

Camden Town has long since been associated with alternative culture, which is something the local venues celebrate with quirky settings and offerings. Camden is also in a prime location for businesses in media and technology industries thanks to its excellent connections.

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Commercial Property Area Guide: Camberwell - London

Camberwell in south London is a vibrant, largely residential area, roughly three and a half miles from the city’s centre. Tucked between entertainment hubs Peckham and Brixham, where you’ll find markets, nightlife spots and cool cafés waiting to be explored, Camberwell is a hidden gem.

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High streets vs shopping centres

Although online retail continues to grow in importance for large parts of the business world, footfall is still the main way that most retailers make their money. Finding the best location for your business means choosing somewhere that will not only get your business seen by the most people but puts you in front of your target audience too.

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Commercial property area guide – Brimsdown

Brimsdown is a thriving industrial area to the east of Enfield. It is right by Lea Valley – the waterways once used as a water supply and a transport passageway for London. In fact, the King George’s Reservoir in the area is still a major water supply today.

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Commercial property area guide: Brixton - London

If you want to be based in an urban area with plenty of quirky bars, restaurants and coffee shops on your doorstep, Brixton could be the place for you. It is a trendy part of London and has been named as one of the capital’s 35 major centres, so it could put you in a great location for networking.

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