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NPV is yet another tool in the box of calculations that can be used to assess commercial real estate investments and other investments. Many metrics used in investment assessment are static and insensitive to various real-world investment conditions. For example, cash-on-cash return, ROI, or cap rate, do not typically factor in the changing value of...
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cash on cash return
Cash on cash return is another useful simple economic metric that is used primarily used in the USA when assessing real estate investments, particularly in the commercial real estate sector. It is one of several simple metrics that include ROI and cap rate that allows you to conduct a quick investment napkin or acid test....
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is my building listed?
Listed buildings in the UK represent those of historic or otherwise special importance. The listed building system is governed by Historic England and local planning authorities who can grant or remove listed building status. This is enforced by the Planning Act 1990 which makes it a criminal offence to make unpermitted changes to a listed...
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If you’ve been researching property, looking to buy, rent, extend or otherwise acquire or modify a building then there’s a good chance you’ll have come across the term ‘chartered surveyor’. You may be wondering whether or not you need one and what the difference is between a chartered surveyor and a non-chartered surveyor.   What...
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Cap rate is an American term and provides an interesting alternative measure for commercial real estate investment. It’s growing in popularity in the UK as a quick measurement that calculates returns when costs are deducted from income but when a mortgage is not applicable or has yet to be found. Cap rate is best understood...
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permitted development rights
We usually hear more about the plight of planning permission and its lengthy and somewhat tricky process more than we do about Permitted Development Rights (PDRs) . Permitted Development Rights allow you to make modifications to homes and properties without seeking planning permission at all. Permitted development rights are granted by statutory laws including The...
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Owning, sourcing and selling property never ceases to pose challenges! Despite the trials and tribulations, it is certainly a profitable and vibrant industry to work in, and this is especially true for commercial property.  When purchasing, selling or renting property, you need to make sure you have the best tools and websites at your disposal....
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There are a tonne of real estate formulas that all commercial property investors should know, but if you’re just beginning to grow your portfolio, here are the 3 most important real estate formulas you should concentrate on first:   Price-to-Rent Ratio Your Price-to-Rent ratio is also sometimes called a Buy-to-Let Rental Yield. This formula shows...
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A practical guide to commercial real estate contracts
Exchanging contracts between buyer and seller is a key milestone of the commercial purchase or lease timeline that occurs between the Heads of Terms (HOTS), a drafting document that includes primary terms and agreements and completion, the moment at which the remaining balance of the property transaction is transferred and the transaction is completed.   ...
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