Melanie Luff

Melanie Luff

Journalist

Melanie Luff is an in-house journalist and writes for all titles in the Dynamis stable including BusinessesForSale.com, FranchiseSales.com and PropertySales.com as well as other industry publications.

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  • The Hotel and Leisure Sector

    These properties span a vast array, from hotels to leisure facilities, pubs, restaurants, golf courses, sports complexes, gyms, spas, cinemas, theatres and museums. Holiday properties, such as caravan parks and holiday lodges, also fall under this category....

  • Health and Safety When Leasing a Property

    A guide to the health and safety laws when leasing out a property...

  • Taxation: What Are My Responsibilities?

    If you are a property owner, you need to be aware of certain tax implications and responsibilities....

  • EPCs: what you need to know

    Any commercial building with a floor space greater than 500 square metres needs to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)....

  • How to buy property at an auction

    To an outsider, they may seem like a place where gavels are slammed and it's all a case of nods and winks, but interested individuals should try and actually sit in on one to know exactly how one works....

  • Classes and Zoning Laws

    All commercial properties are covered under the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, which splits all business properties and land into a category – or ‘class’ - depending on how it is to be used. ...

  • Investing in the residential sector - what you need to know

    An overview of the sector and what you should be looking for......

  • How to negotiate a lease

    A landlord’s ideal tenant will be financially stable and willing to take responsibility for things like insurance and repairs. However, this is rarely the case....

  • REITs: What are they?

    A Real Estate Investment Trust or REIT (pronounced “reet”) is a company that owns and manages a portfolio of properties and mortgages....

  • How to take the perfect photos for your property listing

    Great photos can make all the difference when advertising a property for sale online. So don’t snap haphazardly away with your camera phone – read these tips first....

  • Staging your commercial property

    When preparing your commercial property for sale, it's important to get the details right...

  • A guide to using property management agents

    Some landlords are happy to manage their own commercial properties, however, if you lack the time and /or experience, you might want to consider a property management agent. ...

  • Should you rent or buy?

    For occupiers, whether you choose to buy or rent your property will ultimately depend on your specific circumstances and needs, but it is worth considering the pros and cons of either option....