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This is Money, Investing Show: Is commercial property an unloved UK investment that’s ripe for returns?

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Britain’s commercial property market can be as much of a soap opera as its residential one. In recent years it has swung from its post-financial crisis woes, to being firmly on the up, before buckling under the burden of Brexit and fears for the retail sector. The latest trouble for the sector comes in the world of shopping centres and high streets, where retailers are attempted to negotiate their way out of expensive rents – and in some cases going bust. Yet, despite the worries, property can remain a profitable place to invest and deliver solid income as part of a portfolio. Navigating their way through that, investment trusts such as Ediston Property Investment Company, can chunky dividends – 5.5…

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First handovers at Devongrange

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Ediston Homes have completed and handed over the first new homes to customers at our Devongrange development in Sauchie. This marks an important milestone as the first homes to be completed from Ediston’s brand new range of contemporary house designs incorporating high quality specification, functional family layouts and stylish finishing touches. The Marketing Suite at Devongrange is open seven days a week and can be visited between 10.30am and 5pm – drop by and see what we have to offer.

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New Commercial Director in the residential team

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Mark Coughlan has recently joined the residential team in the role of Commercial Director. Mark brings valuable commercial experience to the Ediston residential team having previously worked with the likes of Miller Homes and Robertson Homes, and immediately prior to joining Ediston Mark was employed as Commercial Director with Avant Homes. This is a key appointment in the continued growth of the residential team, assisting Ediston to deliver our current project pipeline ranging from family housing to city centre apartment developments.

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New letting in Barnsley East Retail Park

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Ediston, on behalf of its listed REIT, the Ediston Property Investment Company plc, has signed a lease on unit B, Barnsley East Retail Park, with B&M Retail Limited (‘B&M’).  The new letting has increased B&M’s occupation on the park by 40%. B&M occupy the adjoining unit A which extends to c. 25,000 sq. ft. on a lease expiring in September 2027.  Unit B, which extends to c. 10,000 sq. ft., was previously occupied by Carpetright, who completed a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in 2018.  Under the terms of the CVA Ediston was able to secure vacant possession of the unit to facilitate the new letting. B&M has signed a lease on unit B and will trade from both units as…

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Lease activity secures increases in passing rents for Pallion Retail Park

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GO Outdoors signed an Agreement for Lease (AFL) on unit 2, which comprises 11,345 sq. ft., in June 2018.  The AFL was conditional on Ediston carrying out various repairs to the property.  These repairs were required following Ediston securing early possession of the unit from B&M following its relocation to larger premises on the park. The works have now been undertaken and a new 10-year lease with a five-year break clause has been completed.  The rent passing of £187,192 per annum is 20% higher than the rent paid by the previous tenant. This letting follows the lease renewal to The Wallpaper Warehouse which completed in December 2018.  The Wallpaper Warehouse has remained in unit four, which extends to c. 6,000…

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Ediston’s views on the retail warehouse market as reported by Max King of Money Week

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The Ediston Property Investment Company offers value to those seeking income. The casualty list of retailers and restaurant chains grows ever longer, casting a deep shadow over the retail property market. Blame is apportioned between internet shopping, business rates, overexpansion, rising costs, faltering demand and, inevitably, Brexit. But Calum Bruce, a director of Ediston Real Estate, adds some other factors. Many of the property leases now causing pain were signed before the financial crisis, with upwards-only rent reviews at a time when ample credit encouraged both overexpansion and excess consumer spending, he points out. As a result “60% of the market is over-rented; retailers have simply overpaid”. Those who are struggling have failed to adapt to changing markets. Others worry…

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