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22nd August 2019
Should you buy property through a limited company?
Posted by The Landsite

The big question here is should you be buying your property through a limited company or be buying your properties personally? There is no right or wrong answer, and setting up a limited company is not always the right choice for every landlord. You need to look at the pros and cons. 

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22nd August 2019
Upcoming Midlands Family Business Awards - finalists revealed
Posted by The Landsite

Judges of the upcoming Midlands Family Business Awards have revealed the finalists for this year’s award show.Taking place on Thursday 7th November at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium, the black-tie event dedicated to celebrating the success and achievements of family-run businesses is now into its 10th year,

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22nd August 2019
Knight Frank to market historic Leeds building

Contractors have been appointed to comprehensively refurbish an iconic central Leeds building, originally the home of Hepworth Tailors.Wellington Park House, now renamed Tailors Corner, was bought for an undisclosed sum by award-winning property developers Boultbee Brooks last year.

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22nd August 2019
LSL Land & New Homes heralds new phase in its development as it doubles the number of staff in its PX Hub.
Posted by The Landsite

LSL Land & New Homes, part of LSL Property Services plc (LSL), has announced the relocation of one of its core business divisions and a 100% increase in staff numbers to enhance the services it offers to new and existing clients.   The PX Hub, which is now located at Aspect Business Park in Nottingham, specialises in offering Part Exchange and Assisted Move services to house builders, working alongside estate agents across the UK.

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22nd August 2019
Space as a Service: Should offices operate like hotels?

Michael Lewis, Head of Property Asset Management at Knight Frank, discusses evolving work spaces and how businesses are taking office services to the next level.Landlords and corporate occupiers are increasingly aware of the changing needs of modern workers, and in turn of the growing expectations of office buildings.

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22nd August 2019
Financial centres in Europe's secondary locations remain top for investors
Posted by The Landsite

Cities in Europe’s secondary locations including Prague (+124%), Warsaw (+119%), Stockholm (+46%), Berlin (+37%), Dublin (+26%), Athens (53%) and Milan (+16%) have all seen increased investment activity in the first six months of 2019, according to the latest research from Savills.

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22nd August 2019
Expanding owner occupier buys Woodston industrial unit, Peterborough
Posted by The Landsite

Savills, on behalf of a private vendor, has sold the freehold of Unit 1 on Morley Way in Woodston, Peterborough to Opals Group Ltd for in excess of £2 million.Opals Group design, build, manage and maintain the next generation of communication networks. Following the firm’s continued expansion, the Peterborough based company will occupy the 41,660 sq ft (3,870 sq m) warehouse building situated just outside of the city centre, creating an additional 50 jobs in the local area.

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22nd August 2019
Are business parks the solution to office workers' pollution concerns?
Posted by The Landsite

The humble business park has been overlooked by some in recent years in favour of attention grabbing urban-based ‘co-working’ and shared spaces, which are perhaps perceived as having the ‘Instagram factor’ and the cachet of being cooler places to work.However, this perception is changing, especially as floating pavilions and puppy play days continue to infiltrate parks across the UK.  

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21st August 2019
Soho: central London's most resilient office sub-market
Posted by The Landsite

Over the last three years Savills  have seen record levels of space taken by serviced office providers across London's West End, with 2.3million sq ft let to the sector across 77 transactions.The increased amount of serviced office space across central London as a whole has undoubtedly had an impact on the number of sub 5,000 sq ft transactions in the West End, which were down 36 per cent on the long-term average at the end of the first half of this year.

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21st August 2019
Always wanted to build your own home instead of buying?
Posted by The Landsite

There are a number of benefits to being able to build your very own dream home. You can choose the exact dimensions of the room, how many bedrooms you would like to have and being able to choose everything from the shape of the property, to the floor plan, including all the green and eco-friendly features you want to have. So where do i start? 

 

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21st August 2019
Business Rates Evasion – High Court Spots Sham Commercial Lease
Posted by Robinson Allfree

Sham legal documents are created for all sorts of nefarious purposes, but judges are thankfully well practised at spotting them. In a case on point, a bogus lease created with the intention of evading business rates failed to convince the High Court.After receiving non-domestic rates demands for over £62,000 from a local authority, a commercial property owner claimed that it had not been in rateable occupation of the premises during the relevant period, having leased them to a corporate tenant. 

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21st August 2019
Agreements About Property Rights Need More Than a Friendly Handshake!
Posted by Robinson Allfree

Friendly agreements between neighbours about property rights may seem a good idea. However, as a High Court case showed, they may not be binding on future owners and that is why it always makes sense to get a lawyer to formalise such deals.

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