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

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 2012. ... Read more

Office conversion is an obvious step for investors and developers – Lambert Smith Hampton

Analysis of 32 regional UK property markets by Lambert Smith Hampton has found that 27% of total regional available office property (11.7m sq ft) is obsolete and that of this total, 7.4m sq ft is suitable for conversion. “This obsolete space is ... Read more

Lack of stock is holding back industrial and logistics market – Lambert Smith Hampton

Take-up in the UK industrial and logistics market fell 25% year-on-year in 2012 to a total of 76.1m sq ft, says Lambert Smith Hampton – the lowest level in nearly a decade. According to Lambert Smith Hampton’s recently released Industrial and ... Read more

Birmingham offices buck the trend – Lambert Smith Hampton

Three major office deals in Birmingham totalling more than £107m accounted for more than 10% of total regional office transactions outside London last year, says Lambert Smith Hampton’s Adam Ramshaw. The total value of office transactions outside ... Read more