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Reasons to be cheerful in challenging times

17 February 2017

Notwithstanding recent reports of increasing distress in the property market, things are certainly not all bad as we look into 2017 (06.01.17).

Melanie Leech

Belief in Brexit is vital for confidence and growth

10 February 2017

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).

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What the future office will look like

10 February 2017

As the office market continues to evolve apace, I wanted to highlight some under-mentioned trends.

Nigel Kempner

Kempner ‘will be hugely missed’

10 February 2017

Nigel Kempner had long been a friend and was intensely loyal.


Prohibitive SDLT fuelling housing crisis - policy rethink required

1 February 2017

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.

88 Wood Street, London

UK assets at top of Chinese wish lists

31 January 2017

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.

Make commercial key pillar of campaign

27 January 2017

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 ...


Grassroots plans hijacked

19 January 2017

Roger Hepher’s suggestion that the government’s proposals for validating more neighbourhood plans could “stifle housebuilding” is a fair warning to the sector.

18 Albany Road, Earlsdon

PRS will help drive industry forward in 2017

12 January 2017

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.

22 Bishopsgate, London

New industrial sector? No easy feat

11 January 2017

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.

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