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High Street retail failures in 2016

For those of you who think the worst is over for retailers, think again. Since the start of 2016, the following retailers have failed: BhS, Beales, Sports Authority, Kendall Mint Cake, Castle Bakery, Hawick Knitwear, Ben Sherman, Brantano, Blue Inc, John Cooper & Sons, Atterley, McEwans of Perth, Trodd Ltd, Furniture Barn and Austins of […]

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High Street Retail Shops

Sell My Commercial Property are still very keen to buy high street retail shops. Although this sector has still not recovered from the worldwide financial crisis of 2008/2009, and many property investors are still nervous about buying high street retail shops, we at Sell My Commercial Property know retail, like retail and still want to […]

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Total returns to fall to 8.8% next year, says Carter Jonas

Carter Jonas is predicting total returns from commercial property will fall to 8.8% in 2016. This contrasts with total returns of 13.4% this year. The property consultancy said yields were at or approaching previous lows and that capital value growth was unlikely to drive returns as it has done in recent times. Jeremy Gidman, head […]

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What happened in retail in 2015?

The short answer to this is many things! However, those who own retail property and especially those who were looking to sell their shops will have noticed that more retailers have disappeared from the high streets, shops are still standing empty, high streets have still not recovered from 2007 and there are a shortage of […]

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What’s in store for high street retail investors in 2016?

High street retail property values are likely to remain static, but some say may fall, throughout 2016. Retailers will continue to struggle, investors will continue to favour buying offices and the public will continue to shop from the comfort of their homes. As demand for shops declines, which will lead to zero/negative rental growth, many […]

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Sell my shop fast

Sell my shop fast is a very common phrase used today by property owners who have made up their minds that they no longer want to deal with the trials and tribulations facing the property industry today. Whilst some want to retire, move abroad or have simply had enough, others are being forced to sell by banks […]

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More bad news for retail

There is more bad news for retail as more retailers are warning shareholders, investors and landlords that business is still very, very tough. Peacocks, who we all know, and who has over 550 shops in the UK, is struggling under a debt mountain of nearly £250 million.  They are finding trading conditions very difficult and slow and […]

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Who buys retail shops

Who buys retail shops?  At the moment, not many people. The only retail shops which seem to be selling are those which are let to strong tenants on long leases and located in prime positions.  For example, if you have a shop which is let to Boots on a 20 year lease on a very […]

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Landlords rental income is in jeopardy

If you are a property investor, who owns a shop, you have probably been thinking over the past few years, “Will my tenant be able to continue to pay me rent?” Landlords rental income is in jeopardy and the future looks very bleak indeed. Those of you who are landlords will receive your rent either […]

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What do the shop buyers want

The shop buyers today want one simple thing – extraordinary value for money.  Why is this you may ask?  The answer is simple.  Those who are looking at buying shops are nervous about the ability of tenants to continue to pay rent, the prospects of trying to re-let shops if tenants can no longer afford to […]

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