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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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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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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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Questions to Ask When Looking for a Tenant Rep

There are a lot of qualified tenant reps to choose from, so you need to make sure you find the right one. If you work in a specialist industry or have specific requirements, it is particularly important to find a tenant rep that understands exactly what you need.

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What is a mixed use commercial property?

Whether you’re an investor thinking about purchasing a mixed use commercial property or a prospective tenant on the hunt for one, there are a few things you need to know before taking the plunge. Here’s our comprehensive guide to mixed use commercial properties.

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The Oxford-Cambridge Innovation Arc: What is the potential?

The ‘Oxford-Cambridge Arc’, as it has been dubbed, connects the two cities to Bicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford, as well as 26 local authorities. The region is not only attractive for workers in the education, engineering and science sectors, but also a popular base for those commuting to London.

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Commercial property: Business rates explained

Business rates are a type of tax paid by most commercial properties in England and Wales. If you own a shop, pub, office, warehouse, factory, guest house or holiday rental home, it’s likely you’ll have to factor this charge into your yearly budget. Local councils send the tax bills to commercial landlords or their tenants in February or March every year.

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Who pays property taxes on a commercial lease?

A commercial lease is an agreement between a tenant/business and a landlord that outlines the terms and conditions of the property rental. In this blog post we’re going to explore the different types of commercial leases and who pays the property taxes – landlord or tenant?

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How do I find the right location for my business?

Commercial properties are split into five categories: retail, industrial, office, leisure and healthcare. Due to them having very different purposes, the right location for one is unlikely to be the same for the other.

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Guide to renting commercial property in Scotland

Scotland is the UK’s most northerly territory and is a country in its own right that makes up the northern third of Great Britain’s main island. Though it became part of the UK in the early 18th century, Scotland has many distinct laws to the rest of the country and has its own parliament and government. Around 5.4 million people live in Scotland.

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What is a category C property?

Category C properties are a great opportunity for investors – as long as they are open to risk. They tend to be over 20 years old and located in unpopular areas, so there is plenty of room for improvement and growth. But to understand the benefits of a category C property, it is important to understand how the system works, first and foremost.

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Commercial property area guide: Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff is both the capital of Wales and its largest city, hosting the country’s National Assembly and most of its national cultural institutions. A hive of commercial activity, Cardiff accounts for around 20% of Wales’ GDP, which in 2007 was around £9 billion.

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Commercial property area guide: Fulham, London

Fulham is an area in west London that makes up part of the Fulham and Hammersmith London borough.

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Guide to renting commercial property in North England

Everything you need to know about renting commercial property in North England

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Guide to renting commercial property in Wales

Wales is best known for its cosmopolitan capital Cardiff and historic copper-smelting centre Swansea, but it’s also home to a stunning coastline and three national parks that are ripe for exploration.

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Guide to renting commercial property in South West England

Everything you need to know about renting commercial property in South West England. The South West attracts a lot of businesses, as it has good transport links to London but lower property prices than the capital.

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5 commercial property hotspots in the West Country

The West Country might be better known for its rolling fields, endless varieties of cider and its stunning coastlines, but it’s also a buzzing business destination. From the media offices of Bristol to the spacious industrial units of Swindon to the leisure properties of Barnstaple, businesses of all varieties flourish in the West Country.

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Guide to renting commercial property in South East England

South East England is known for its beautiful green hills, vibrant coastal towns and educational institutions. It has the UK’s second largest regional economy following London and is quickly becoming one of the country’s leading areas in the technology industry, particularly around the M3 in Surrey, M4 corridor in Berkshire and its county town Reading.

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What are the most common types of commercial leases in the UK

If you’re looking to move office, the commercial lease jargon can feel overwhelming and confusing. For example, what on earth is the difference between a percentage lease and a triple net lease? However, it’s important that you have a good understanding of the different types of lease so you know exactly what you’re signing up for.

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What are the different types of commercial leases?

Securing your business a base of operations takes a lot of time and effort. Whether you are moving to a bigger space to facilitate growth or you are finally moving out of your home office, there is a long checklist to work through. So, after scouting out the right area, researching the local area and looking at what exactly you need from a commercial property, you are ready to start putting some offers on the table.

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Is it better to lease or buy commercial property?

You've found the ideal location for your new office space, but now what? Do you rent the space or buy it? Both decisions will entail a substantial financial commitment, but which is the right choice for your business?

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Market overview including rent guide – Silicon Roundabout - London's Old Street

Silicon Roundabout, or as it’s more officially known, East London Tech City, is the government initiative that’s become Europe’s answer to Silicon Valley in California. The region is brimming with a diverse range of high-tech companies forming a concentrated technology cluster. There’s everything from small start-up businesses striving for innovation, to some of the biggest companies in the world.

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Market overview including rent guide – South London

As a region that has undergone – and is still undergoing – numerous regeneration projects, South London is often regarded as an ‘up and coming’ area. Here, property buyers can make a good return on their investment and benefit from the region’s rich history and diverse range of pubs, bars and restaurants. Nearby landmarks include the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Palace, the O2 Arena, the Shard, the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre.

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Market overview including rent guide – North London

North London is typically defined as the area from Finsbury and Clerkenwell, above the City, up to Greater London’s boundary with neighbouring Hertfordshire. It comprises districts like Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Islington, Camden, Finsbury and Clerkenwell, but sometimes stretches further to the east to include Waltham Forest. Like many of London’s other areas, it’s quite loosely defined, but these boroughs are most commonly cited as the ‘North’.

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Market overview including rent guide –  The City of London

More than 300,000 people work in the district, with around 75% of them in the financial, legal, professional and associated business service sectors. Despite the uncertainty of Brexit, which has driven some companies to set-up additional offices in Europe, London City firmly remains at the centre of the financial world.

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