Tag Archives: Commercial Property

Brief on Stamp Duty Land Tax

*Disclaimer – Please Note:  I am NOT an expert in taxation and the information provided below should NOT be taken as definitive advice.  It is for guidance only.  All readers and propospective investors/developers are highly advised to seek professional advice … Continue reading

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The Effect of Contamination on Development Land Value

Developing a property on contaminated land is not as ridiculous as it first seems.  Contaminated land is a massive problem for developers because: The sheer amount of contaminated sites across the UK.  There are an estimated 50,000 – 100,000 potentially … Continue reading

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An Introduction to ‘Pricing’ Development Land

The primary use for a residual appraisal is to produce a figure for land or undeveloped property purchase, in addition it can also be used to: Establish a required profit from a project and place that figure into the calculation. … Continue reading

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Applying Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) to a Property Valuation

Building upon the previous articles explaining the use of Valuation and Investment tables and how Discounted Cash Flow and Net Present Values work, we are now looking at how we can establish the true return on a property according to … Continue reading

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Using Valuation Tables to Produce an Investment Appraisal

[wp_campaign_1] When an appraisal is being put together for a particular property, the Investment or Valuation Professional will refer to ‘Parry’s Valuation & Investment Tables’.  This is simply a reference book full of tables (funnily enough) that assist the practitioner … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Property Use Classes

Within the very large field of property, there are several categories and sub-categories of building.  The reason for this is that council planning departments use these classes when planning residential, commercial and retail developments in an urban or rural environment.  … Continue reading

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Developing a Mixed-Use Property

[wp_campaign_3] A very common way of getting started in property development and investment is converting or renovating a mixed use development. ‘Mixed-Use’ can mean a combination of Residential, Office or Retail within a single development (it’s highly unlikely Industrial type … Continue reading

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The Contractors Method of Commercial Property Valuation

In some cases, the 4 other methods of valuation (Comparison, Residual, Profits and Investment) are just not suitable for a particular property.  Some buildings are designed to be used by Town Councils or public sector/healthcare/military workers, and are therefore quite … Continue reading

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Using the Comparable Method of Valuation for Commercial Properties

Of all the 5 methods of Real Estate valuation, the Comparable method (also known as the Comparison Method) is king.  It underpins all other forms of valuation to some degree. I like to be able to work with a definition … Continue reading

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Valuing a Commercial Property based on Profits

In the case of most types of commercial property such as retail, office and industrial, it will be a reasonably straight forward job to establish a rent or a capital value (for when being sold on the open market).  The … Continue reading

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