Eight per cent rise in property investment insolvencies as market recovers

04 Jan 2016

The number of property investment companies becoming insolvent has increased by 8 per cent over the last year as banks cash in on improved property values.

According to new research, the number of companies that have gone through an insolvency process has more than doubled in five years, up from 154 in 2011 to 346 in 2015.

As commercial property values improve, banks have begun recouping the value of distressed property loans by having investment companies sell their assets. In some cases this has meant 'zombie' companies going through an insolvency process.

'Ironically, the rise in insolvencies is down to the impro...

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