The government says it will make it easier to be informed about who owns empty constructs on the High Street in a bid to revitalise the UK’s retail sector.
It said a new registry would allow prospective tenants to quickly check ownership and speed up the letting process.
It espouses research for BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours that see a confusing patchwork of ownership on High Streets.
Experts say this is putting retailers off investing in town centres.
The research by Estates Gazette( EG ), a report and data portal, spanned 22 main supermarket streets in 11 UK Cities.