By Cleo Folkes As many high street stores find themselves closing their doors permanently, we hear that landlords increasingly worry about covenant strength. What is it exactly that they worry about? In property you often hear the word covenant strength when people talk about a tenant or the quality of an investment property or real … Continue reading What is covenant strength and why does it matter?
Valuation in crisis– Art versus Science – The Art View
The Art View on Valuation The life of a valuer is pretty tough at the best of times, even with the benefit of good comparable evidence. This is because valuers are carrying out transaction analysis in the most imperfect market that exists. This is why valuation is often described as both an art and a … Continue reading Valuation in crisis– Art versus Science – The Art View
What is the relationship between yields, risk, rents and price/value in property?
Yields have many different meanings in finance - yield to maturity, running yield, dividend yield, interest yield - and in property finance, the case is very similar. We can talk about initial yield, equivalent yield, reversionary yield etc. It is, therefore, really easy to get lost in a “yield” conversation, unless you stop the other person and ask: “which yield?!” If you are emotionally intelligent enough (and I bet you are if you are reading this!), you won’t do this so blatantly. So, let’s break down this “yield” conversation first to ascertain the relationship between yields, risk etc. First, it is safe to assume that “yield” refers to initial yield...