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Garden Bridge

Garden Bridge - a bridge too far

24 May 2017

The residents of Pooley Bridge know what a bridge is for.  When their one was destroyed by Storm Desmond, the community was literally divided. 

Paul Lande Dilaps UK

Tenants penalised over rent deposits

16 May 2017

Landlords of commercial properties are still wielding a heavy stick over tenants in the form of rent deposits. All too often we see tenants, lacking in negotiating power or strength of covenant to dictate their own terms, being required to provide their landlord with a large rent deposit at lease commencement

Sutton Court Building

PDR has been a success but more red tape needs to be cut

16 May 2017

I read Simon Creasey’s article ‘Back Door Plan’ with interest - my understanding of the PDR policy is that it was intended to cut red tape and bring forward an increased supply of homes while regenerating outdated and often vacant office buildings.

JustPark Founder and CEO Anthony Eskinaz

Park it and profit: office car parks offer a lucrative opportunity

9 May 2017

Following the unsurprising slump in the office market in response to the EU referendum, we’ve seen welcome signs of stabilisation - and enjoyed an encouraging start to 2017 with domestic buyers returning to the market.

House, Battersea

Adopting the common language of benchmarking

2 May 2017

I read Jean-Marc Vandevivere’s article on setting a residential benchmark with interest.

Awareness of MEES regulations

Are landlords really still complacent about EPCs?

28 April 2017

Emanuela Barbiroglio’s recent article reported that landlords are still complacent about the impact of the MEES legislation, which comes into force this time next year, and that many are unaware that the legislation restricts a landlord’s ability to let or renew leases where F or G EPCs exist.

Theresa May

Business as usual post election is the best policy

27 April 2017

As Liz Hamson’s leader column suggests, this snap general election is about one thing and one thing only — Brexit.

Awareness of MEES regulations

Landlords: it’s time for a wholescale review

21 April 2017

With less than one year to go until the new rules take effect, landlords should identify properties that are border-line compliant and carry out fresh EPC assessments. Research has shown that repeat tests can sometimes bring unexpected results.

Blenheim Court, Coventry

Midlands office market motoring on

20 April 2017

The ‘northern powerhouse’ drive has boosted cities in the north, but the ‘Midlands engine’ is also motoring ahead, as shown by the high places of Birmingham, Solihull, Dudley and Coventry in Property Week’s Hot 100 offices list.

Apex House final block

Is prefabrication set to make big return to the UK?

19 April 2017

The announcement by First Base that it is progressing its plans to incorporate a modular construction facility into the regeneration scheme at Silvertown is another bold example of a developer looking to take advantage of the opportunities presented by modular construction.

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