Commercial properties are traditionally institutional assets bought by investment funds. They can also be worthwhile for individual investors, but are often too expensive so funds can be a more accessible approach. They tend to be higher-yielding than residential properties, though there are a number of quite different types of commercial property and these can vary quite a bit. Average returns range from 4.5% for offices to 10% for high street units.

Commercial properties tend to have lower levels of volatility than many other kinds of investment, but at the same time its reliance on factors like consumer spending and job creation give you little protection against tough times in the wider economy. If you're interested in investing through a fund, look for those holding at least 40 properties and be aware that if there is ever a mass exodus of investors you may have to wait to receive your money while properties are sold off.

Specialist commercial funding is required for this type of investment. 

What expenses should commercial property buyers be aware of?

Are you looking to buy a commercial property? Doing so is certainly an exciting move for a business, be they large or small, to take. Acquiring new premises - whether its a retail outlet, office or hotel - provides a great chance to generate additional revenue for an organisation, but it is a substantial financial commitment that should not be overestimated.
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Understanding and Utilising Business Rates Relief

Business property rates can quickly become an expensive prospect, especially as we continue to endure the current economic climate. As we attempt to make savings and cut costs in areas such as staffing, property rent and business rates in order to be able to compete with our competitors, many companies forget or sometimes don’t even realise that they in fact are eligible for business rates relief, allowing them to cut their spending overheads significantly.
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Why New Squatters Rights Laws Could Spell Trouble For Commercial Property Owners

The Government introduced Squatters Rights Laws as part of the Criminal Law Act 1977. The legislation was designed to protect tenants from their landlords and to ensure that they could not be unfairly evicted from the property. In order to do this the laws made it illegal for any person, including the landlord, to force their way into the building against the occupiers wishes.
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Pros and cons of commercial office space in Southwark

Looking for some new office space for your business? If you are, chances are that London is among the places youre considering. Should that be the case, its worth investigating the advantages of different areas of the capital, such as Southwark, before making a final decision.
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Should you consider property development in office spaces?

Developing properties can be a very lucrative endeavour, if you choose the correct venue. Office space is ideal for development because it’s often already set up for use by commercial lease. Location, the state of the space being considered, the local market and economy, and demand for the space are all important considerations before committing to a particular investment. Typically, high-density commercial areas are the best places for development. For example, offering offices to let oxford makes more sense than developing office space in a less-commercial or more rural district. Location Location is a key factor when deciding on property investment of any kind, but it is not the only consideration. The availability of rental space in the area, the market, and the level of demand are also important considerations. When prime office space is plentiful, turning a developed space into a lucrative investment might be more difficult than in...
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