Is General Election uncertainty affecting the commercial property market?

There is rarely a more uncertain time for the commercial property market and overall economy than before a general election. This insecurity is of course not helped by the fact we are still none the wiser as to whether it will be David Cameron or Ed ... Read more

Occupier activity now at highest levels since 1998

Occupier demand for commercial property in the UK is currently hitting levels not seen since 1998, according to the latest commercial market survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Q1 of 2015 was the 10th consecutive month of ... Read more

RICS say demand is continuing to outstrip supply

The commercial property market showed no signs of slowing down in Q3, with demand continuing to outstrip supply. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) released their quarterly UK Commercial Property Market Survey this week and revealed ... Read more

RICS and BRC launch new small-business retail lease

RICS has launched a new small business retail lease in an attempt to “inject fresh life into the British high street”. The lease, unveiled on 4 July to coincide with “Independents’ Day”, a celebration of independent retailing in the UK, has been ... Read more

Rental expectations fall as demand dips and availability rises – RICS

RICS says commercial property rental expectations have fallen to their lowest since Q3 2009 as a result of lower occupier demand and the increasing availability of commercial property to let. Significantly, London and the south of England no longer ... Read more