Budget 2016: how will the new stamp duty rates affect you?

George Osborne’s 8th budget, delivered on 17th March 2016, delivered some shock changes which could affect commercial property owners and landlords negatively. Osborne unveiled an increase on stamp duty for high value commercial properties which ... Read more

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Business growth in Reading

According to the UK Vitality Index 2016, published by Lambert Smith Hampton, Reading will be the fourth best location for economic expansion and business growth over the coming year. The Vitality Index examines the economies of all towns and ... Read more

How did NovaLoca fare at the annual IAS 5-aside football competition?

NovaLoca were once again participants at the IAS 5-aside football competition this June, taking place at the PowerLeague grounds in the shadow of Wembley Stadium. Our six man squad travelled down to London to compete against some of the biggest ... Read more

Mid-box warehouses hit the sweet spot for investors – Lambert Smith Hampton

With a gradual improvement in conditions in some parts of the UK market for industrial property, and structural issues adversely affecting growth prospects elsewhere, Lambert Smith Hampton says investors are seeking to increase their exposure to the ... Read more

Positive start to 2013 for Manchester offices – Lambert Smith Hampton

Lambert Smith Hampton says the Manchester offices market has made a positive start to 2013, with first-quarter city-centre take-up of 271,000 sq ft compared with 170,000 sq ft a year ago and roughly in line with the 275,000 sq ft seen in Q4 ... Read more

Are you paying too much for your service charges?

Service charges account for a significant proportion of total operating costs for most office occupiers – but tenants often overlook them when negotiating a lease. Lambert Smith Hampton points out that tenants tend to focus heavily on rent payable ... Read more