Gosia Furmanik

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5 commercial property hotspots in the Midlands

The Midlands is an exciting place to base any business, whether you’re a retail company looking for a new home or an industrial business seeking a well-connected base. Here’s our pick of the most exciting places for commercial property in the Midlands.

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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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Commercial property area guide: Fitzrovia - London

Fitzrovia is a Zone One area in central London close to the West End. It’s a vibrant shopping and student area, with endless shops and a high student population due to its close proximity to many of London’s leading educational institutions.

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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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Commercial property area guide: Finsbury Park - London

Finsbury Park is a Zone 2 area in North London with a distinctly urban feel. It is directly north of Highbury with Arsenal’s football ground, the Emirates Stadium, located just on the outskirts. At its centre lies the park it is named after. This 110-acre green space acts as a communal hub and is home to a boating lake, café and sports facilities, such as tennis courts, a skate park, running track and areas for ball games.

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Commercial property area guide: Wakefield - England

Wakefield is a small city in West Yorkshire, famed for rhubarb, liquorice and sculpture. It’s just south of Leeds, and nearby Castleford and Pontefract are considered part of the district. Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Halifax are also within a short drive.

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5 commercial property hotspots in London

For over 2,000 years, London has been at the centre of the UK’s commercial output, and it’s only set to continue. More than 35% of global foreign exchange trading takes place in London – a city home to over 233 languages. It’s a melting pot for different cultures and ideas, making it a hub for innovation.

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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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Commercial property area guide: North Lanarkshire - England

North Lanarkshire is one of Scotland’s 32 council areas and sits in the central South of the country. North Lanarkshire is occupied by many who commute into the nearby city of Glasgow and comprises many of the city’s suburbs.

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5 commercial property hotspots in the South East

The South East is the second most populous area in the UK and has the country’s second largest economy, beaten only by Greater London. From international educational excellence in Oxfordshire to the vital transport ports along the coast of Kent, the South East is a great area to base any business.

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How to use the underwriting process when investing in commercial property

Whether you're a shiny new commercial property investor or a seasoned pro, you want to do your due diligence before moving forward with an investment. Some of the questions you may have might be about the property's condition, its current cash flow and value, and the potential income.

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A guide to your office fit-out and relocation

You’ve found the ideal office space – it’s in the perfect location, has ideal facilities and is exactly the right size for your business. Now, all you need to do is turn it from a blank canvas into a welcoming office. So, the office fit out process begins.

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5 striking commercial properties in Merseyside

Merseyside is a rising star in the commercial world. Its largest city, Liverpool, was once a key port city that played a starring role in the 19th century industrial revolution.

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A guide to securing planning permission for land development projects

Getting the inside track on the planning process can help you turn undeveloped land into a high value investment. Investing in and developing land can be one of the riskiest yet most rewarding endeavours in the commercial property space. If you get it right, land is one of the most lucrative commodities to be in.

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6 important questions to ask when buying land real estate

Every piece of land differs, and real-estate transactions will vary based on different locations, property uses and individual buyer and seller circumstances. Here’s a checklist of six really useful questions to ask a seller or land agent that will help paint a clear picture.

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A guide to renting an office in London

The professional appeal of having a London address outweighs the many constraints like high cost and lack of space associated with the city. In addition to the general things you need to consider before renting office space anywhere, there are a number of things to consider when renting an office in London specifically.

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5 spacious offices in West London

West London spans the area from the artistic West End to the edge of the Greater London boundary in the borough of Hillingdon. It includes exclusive districts like Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Belgravia alongside more affordable locations like Hounslow, Hillingdon and Harrow.

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Top 7 tips for buying a leisure property

Before you take that next big step and invest in any leisure property – whether it’s a pub, restaurant, gym or concert hall – take a breath. There are a few searching questions that need to be asked before you buy.

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Top 7 tips when taking on leisure premises

Whether you’re after a restaurant, pub, gym or hotel, when it comes to renting commercial leisure property, it’s advisable to familiarise yourself with as much knowledge as possible before sealing the deal.

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Commercial property area guide: Elephant & Castle – London

Elephant and Castle is a vibrant central London area just south of the River Thames. It’s known for having an ethnically diverse population, with a particularly high percentage of Latin American residents and an excellent arts scene thanks to its close proximity to London South Bank University.

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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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What you need to know before investing in land

When most people think about investment property, they usually visualise commercial buildings or multi-unit rental properties – an investment that's already built. However, buying land can be an attractive investment, especially where there’s the possibility to develop property on the site or otherwise improve it to increase its value.

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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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5 stylish commercial properties in Hackney

Hackney is a vibrant borough in east London, just up from central areas like the City of London. There are so many places to visit in the vibrant district, from Victoria Park to Broadway Market to London Fields Lido, making it an excellent place to live and work. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to after-work drinks, from unique café/bar Dalston Superstore over on Kingsland High Street to games bar Loading Dalston.

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