UK offices: how flexible will landlords be in 2019?

2019 is likely to see a continuation of trends seen over recent years in the British office leasing market – most notably larger firms consolidating multiple office premises into fewer buildings with a smarter use of space, and smaller-to-medium-sized businesses going down the route of using flexible or serviced office spaces to expand. Landlord flexibility outside of serviced offices was key to driving take-up in 2018, with Radius Data Exchange figures indicating average lease lengths for newly-struck deals are now 5.4 years, down from 5.6 years in 2017; as well as rent-free periods moving outwards once again. This will again