Written by Helen Robinson

Why should you invest in commercial property?

In recent years, more people have turned to commercial property as a potentially profitable investment opportunity. With increases in the cost of buy to let purchases, commercial property is being considered by many as a viable alternative investment. Reasons to invest in commercial property In this article, our dedicated commercial property solicitors take a look…



Written by Helen Robinson

How to make sure your business premises are fit for purpose

If you’re leasing a commercial property, it is vital that the premises fits the needs of your business. It might seem an obvious requirement, yet the team at Commercial Matters are consistently contacted by people who find that their commercial lease is not fit for purpose. Carrying out checks on a commercial property Whether there…



Written by Helen Robinson

Why you need to know the asbestos regulations for your commercial property

If you’re the landlord or tenant of a commercial property, you could be responsible for the management of asbestos. Asbestos in non-domestic properties is covered by the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002. It is estimated that some form of asbestos exists in 4.4 million buildings in the UK. Due to serious health risks,…



Written by Helen Robinson

Is your business prepared for the risks of flooding?

In recent years, the North West has seen numerous examples of the devastating impact flooding can have on businesses and commercial property. This has led to the Know Your Flood Risk campaign launching a guide to flood resilience aimed specifically at businesses. The guide estimates that over 300,000 commercial properties in the UK are at…



Written by Richard Farnworth

Commercial property lending has hit a 6 year high

Commercial property lending increases by 50% to hit 6 year high

According to recent research, commercial property lending rose by more than 50% in 2014. With a number of non-traditional lenders entering the commercial property market, the value of commercial property loans increased dramatically to £45.2billion by the end 2014. A study by De Montfort University indicates that commercial property lending is now at a six year…