How flexible working could affect commercial property

The rise of flexible working and the phenomenon of renting desks rather than whole spaces is changing the way commercial property is managed.

It’s likely that an increasing number of large commercial spaces will be altered and converted into smaller units. These would be designed specifically to attract smaller tenants, including sole traders, start-ups and SMEs. Continue reading

Is the north the new home for property investment?

New research has suggested that northern cities such as Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool are becoming a hotbed for property investment, writes developer Richard Carr.

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Liverpool is leading a northern increase in property investment

Out of the three, Liverpool’s prime stock is experiencing a particularly strong rush, like nothing the city has seen before. Its growing residential market is attracting increasing levels of interest from high net worth investors from the south who are looking for long term deals.

Also, the city – like the rest of the UK – has benefitted from the incoming stamp duty rates which have now become active.

Analysts believe that the residential market in Liverpool has a healthy long term future with prices rising 4% annually, whilst letting prices has an annual growth of 3.46%.

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