Adam Branson is the former features editor and legal and professional editor at Property Week. He now writes for the magazine on a freelance basis.
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Prospect of more Help to Buy divides the property industry
While housebuilders welcome the mooted return of the home ownership initiative, others are highly critical
Education facilities look on course to revive vacant retail space
Croydon’s Whitgift Centre is latest in a series of schemes looking to educational uses as new anchor tenants.
Glasses appear half full for the pub sector
The industry has faced many challenges but pubs continue to attract buyers.
Interview with chief exec of AEW: ‘UK market is best value in Europe’
Rob Wilkinson, the chief executive of AEW in Europe, tells Property Week about the impact of the banking sector crisis on real estate and the state of play in the UK and European property markets,
DLUHC proposals aim to speed up environmental assessments
Experts broadly welcome consultation paper but doubt that councils have resources to make proposals work.
D-Day for commercial landlords
Many smaller landlords are still unprepared for stricter EPC requirements.
London calling for investors as asset repricing levels off
After a tough 2022 for the city, overseas buyers are being tempted by signs that asset values are stabilising.
New focus on building safety as industry faces tough regime
Landlords required to provide wealth of building information, but will enforcement be adequately resourced?
London second staircase rule may hit viability of resi towers
Industry figures fear rule that new 30 metre-plus blocks must have second staircase will slow housing delivery.
Will the government shake-up benefit the built environment?
Last week’s departmental reshuffle has implications far beyond the appointment of a new housing minister.
Building safety remediation contracts fail to bring clarity
The government’s plans to clamp down on developers leave more questions for leaseholders and tenants.
Mipim 2023: Vive la différence
After a Covid-affected few years, delegates are expected to return in large numbers for this year’s Mipim in Cannes. Event director Nicolas Kozubek outlines to Adam Branson the main topics of the 2023 programme.
Industrial sector still in strong position despite dip in values
Research suggests the honeymoon period is over, but experts say the sector’s fundamentals remain robust.
A northern retail powerhouse
Fenwick’s £40m refurb is just one of several Tyne & Wear retail revivals.
Can counties build on property powers in devolution deals?
Deals are seen as positive for Cornwall, Suffolk and Norfolk, but some say they fail to address planning issues.
Office schemes hold key to the success of Oxford Street
Former retail spaces could be converted into offices, boosting footfall on London’s premier shopping street
Industrial sector bears the brunt of business rate rises
While large-scale occupiers such as Amazon can absorb big increases, for others it may well prove critical.
Landlords told to act following Rochdale mould death verdict
The death of toddler Awaab Ishak has exposed serious failings in the way property concerns are addressed.
Big interview with author Hashi Mohamed: “We can fix the housing crisis”
Successive governments have failed to implement the reforms needed to solve the UK’s housing shortage. Hashi Mohamed, author of a new book analysing the housing crisis, tells Property Week what needs to change.
Experts urge government to ‘liberate’ the later-living market
Many leading players agree with the Mayhew Review’s recommendations to reform the planning system.