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Notwithstanding recent reports of increasing distress in the property market, things are certainly not all bad as we look into 2017 (06.01.17).
Following up on the findings of our sentiment survey, I want to highlight some further details behind the British Property Federation’s Brexit position (27.01.17).
As the office market continues to evolve apace, I wanted to highlight some under-mentioned trends.
Nigel Kempner had long been a friend and was intensely loyal.
Government policy on property and construction is exacerbating the UK’s housing crisis and a drastic rethink of tax policy – including a cut to SDLT as highlighted by your Call Off Duty campaign – could help the housing market to recover.
David Parsley makes the point that Far East investment is still flowing into the UK despite restrictions; indeed UK property assets will be at the top of many Chinese New Year wish lists.
To date, Property Week’s Call Off Duty campaign has largely focused on the impacts of onerous stamp duty hikes on the residential sector, and while I am in agreement that the changes have failed to produce the outcomes envisioned by the previous government and should be revised by the new chancellor, I am also keenly ...
Roger Hepher’s suggestion that the government’s proposals for validating more neighbourhood plans could “stifle housebuilding” is a fair warning to the sector.
As Adam Branson’s ‘Tales of the unexpected’ showed, there’s little doubt that 2016, with all its upheavals, was among the most turbulent year ever for the property sector.
If the City of London Corporation is currently considering including “external consolidation centres as a requirement for future planning applications”, I wonder if this might be easier said than done.