PallMall Articles

  1. Whose responsibility is damp in a commercial property?

    Whose responsibility is damp in a commercial property?

    There is often a lot of confusion and misunderstanding when it comes to dealing with damp and mould in commercial properties. Although damp is more common in residential homes that are poorly ventilated and lack central heating systems, it’s also an issue within many commercial spaces across the UK too. As a business, you’ll want to take great pride in...
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  2. The best and worst places for commuting in the UK revealed

    The best and worst places for commuting in the UK revealed

    If your business is at the research stage of finding a new town or city to operate in, choosing a location that’s easily accessible for staff is vital. In fact, a place of work that is easily commutable can even widen your net when searching for talented staff. In today’s hectic modern world, we’re all striving for the ideal work-life...
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  3. Can you sublet commercial property?

    Can you sublet commercial property?

    If you are a business that currently leases a commercial space from a property landlord and you’re thinking about subletting it to a third-party tenant, hold your horses. It’s not quite as simple as setting up a subtenant agreement and ensuring the rent continues to be paid to the property landlord. In most cases, you will require the landlord’s permission...
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  4. Best places for lunch near George Road Business Park

    Best places for lunch near George Road Business Park

    The George Road Business Park is a 93,000 square foot estate, situated in the Witton area of Birmingham, four miles north of the city centre. It’s ideally situated for road links, just a stone’s throw from the M6 motorway and the A38(M).  If you are interested in leasing one of the many self-contained offices or workshops within George Road Business...
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  5. What’s the best time of the year to relocate your business?

    What’s the best time of the year to relocate your business?

    There’s no two ways about it, relocating your business from one commercial property to another can be a stressful, draining experience; particularly if there are any costly interruptions to your day-to-day operations. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. With meticulous planning and scheduling it is entirely possible to pick a time of the year in which an office...
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  6. Why are Energy Performance Certificates important for commercial properties?

    Why are Energy Performance Certificates important for commercial properties?

    Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been in existence since 2007, when it became law for domestic property sales with a minimum of four bedrooms. An EPC determines the performance of a property, providing an Energy Efficiency Rating and an Environmental Impact Rating. Both of which are important in determining how expensive a premises will be to futureproof and invest in...
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  7. How to find short term rental spaces

    How to find short term rental spaces

    Whether you’re requiring additional commercial space for a one-off project or you’re a start-up business wanting to agree terms on your first office unit without potentially damaging long-term commitments, short-term lets offer flexibility and freedom for businesses and individuals to take things at their own pace. You might also be a business seeking a short-term commercial property to act as...
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  8. Is Hot-Desking the Future?

    Is Hot-Desking the Future?

    Hot desking has become an increasingly popular way of working in the post-Millennium era. It’s a working environment which sees no-one have a set place of work. There’s no opportunity for office desk personalisation, photographs of loved ones or fluffy toys. Instead, workers can choose to sit and work wherever they like. Initially, this proved to be a popular tactic...
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  9. What are the key differences in commercial property classifications?

    What are the key differences in commercial property classifications?

    If you are an entrepreneur or business owner seeking commercial property in the UK, it’s important to be mindful of the various classifications of commercial premises across the country. Typically, the local authority which has jurisdiction over commercial properties will define the classification of each individual premises. What does this mean? Put simply, town planners use these classifications to guarantee...
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  10. Private Vs. Co-Working Office Space – The Pros and Cons

    Private Vs. Co-Working Office Space – The Pros and Cons

    Private Vs. Co-Working Office Space – The Pros and Cons In the space of the last decade, co-working has become something of a phenomenon among start-ups and freelancers. Traditionally, private offices used to be the only way to go for fledgeling entrepreneurs, but now there are so many options out there that it can be hard to know which way...
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