Articles, news and advice on buying, selling and leasing property as a small business.

Legal advice

Empty buildings and squatters’ rights

here was a time in the UK when many people decided to take the law into their own hands and squat in property that was unoccupied.

Business Loans

A small business guide to property loans

In this piece in association with Fundbird, we give a basic overview of the main commercial finance options available to you.

Business Ideas & Planning

How is a lack of supply impacting on the UK property market?

The UK's housing market shows no sign of slowing down: but supply is woefully inadequate.

Business management

Surveyors: What can they do for you?

If you rent your business premises, appointing a chartered surveyor could save you time and money. SmallBusiness.co.uk explains how a surveyor can help you.


Getting started in the buy-to-let business

For some, buying a property to let can generate a full-time income, and the task of managing more than one or two properties can become a job in itself.


Buying property through a company

Can a private individual set up a company to buy houses and then buy their own house through that company and rent it back? Are there any benefits of doing this?

Business Ideas & Planning

Buying property abroad

Within just a couple of minutes of internet searching you can find a new apartment, on the south coast of Spain going for £61,000, two minutes from the beach in Cyprus for £60,000 and on the banks of the Black Sea for less than £40,000.

Office & home working

Working away from home

Leasing property is a popular option for many small businesses, but the contracts are often packed with legal terminology.

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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