Melanie Luff

Melanie Luff

Editor

Melanie Luff is our in-house editor. She also writes for all titles in the Dynamis stable including BusinessesForSale.com, FranchiseSales.com and PropertySales.com as well as other global industry publications.

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  • Buying Commercial Property Through a Pension Fund: SSAS or SIPPs?

    Many investors will tell you that buying commercial property through a UK pension scheme is hugely beneficial, but many individuals, especially new entrees to the sector, are unable to determine which pension vehicle is the best for them....

  • How to Deal with Problem Tenants

    In any professional letting situation, be it in the residential or commercial sector, there are problems and issues that can arise. ...

  • The Retail Sector: An Overview

    As one of the three main sectors of the commercial property market, alongside industrial and office buildings, the retail sector can offer high returns depending on the economy....

  • The Office Sector: What You Need to Know

    Often the first sub sector that comes to mind when you hear ‘commercial property’, office space is a great investment sector that can offer buyers high returns....

  • 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....