All Comment articles – Page 15

  • Shopping Mall
    Online

    Malls can hold key to levelling up

    2022-06-22T23:00:00Z

    At the heart of the government’s aspiration to regenerate regional towns and cities lies a sleeping giant that holds a significant key to levelling up: the oft-overlooked shopping centre.

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    When life gives you lemons, trade property

    2022-06-22T23:00:00Z

    As the pandemic started to subside, many of us in the investment community were ready to breathe a long-awaited sigh of relief: no more sitting in front of the TV nervously awaiting updates on the latest restrictions, tiers and lists.

  • Share price
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    Focusing on fundamentals is vital

    2022-06-22T23:00:00Z

    That the current environment is challenging is self-evident. The impacts of supply chain disruption, labour shortages and the rising cost of raw materials and energy have combined to deliver the highest rate of inflation for 40 years.

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    No one can call Michael Gove idle

    2022-06-22T23:00:00Z

    Say what you like about the secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities, but Michael Gove certainly hasn’t been idle.

  • Davies St. Reception
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    The future of work: high-tech spaces in heritage buildings

    2022-06-22T23:00:00Z

    Post-Covid, professionals are seeking a comfortable office space embodying a boutique hospitality style.

  • Net zero
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    Net-zero buildings: tax incentives have role to play

    2022-06-22T23:00:00Z

    I read with interest your article ‘Coalition of industry bodies to develop UK net-zero carbon building standard’. The focus on ESG credentials of new and existing buildings was front and centre of the agenda at Mipim in March and also with the respondents of the Saffery Champness Real Estate Sentiment ...

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    Experts say shopping centres ‘back in vogue’

    2022-06-22T23:00:00Z

    Harvey Centre joins growing list of malls that have gone on market in recent weeks

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    Affordable homes key to levelling up

    2022-06-22T23:00:00Z

    In February, the government published its Levelling Up White Paper outlining its long-term promise and plan to spread opportunity more equally across the UK, ensuring regions outside London and the South East are brought up to the standards of the rest of the country. 

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    Climate crisis: the onus is on us all

    2022-06-22T09:53:00Z

    The spike in energy prices affecting individuals and businesses across the country brings the imperative for more energy-efficient buildings even more into focus.

  • High street
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    Compulsory purchase orders can pave the way to successful levelling-up regeneration

    2022-06-20T11:19:00Z

    Town centres are at the heart of our local communities and economies but most are in serious decline. Although this deterioration is not exactly news, the government’s levelling-up agenda has recently brought the urgency of town centre regeneration into sharp focus.

  • Tax relief
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    Resi investors can dodge inheritance tax trap

    2022-06-20T11:13:00Z

    The central benefit of investing in property is its reliability. Consistent need, particularly for housing, means residential investment remains a popular and clear-cut investment strategy. House prices have risen over the past two years, and while we can expect a decline as the market naturally fluctuates, it is rarely a ...

  • Grenfell Tower
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    Grenfell: five years on and counting

    2022-06-16T23:00:00Z

    Five years ago this week, fire took hold of Grenfell Tower and spread with a speed and ferocity that surprised everyone. Since that awful night, the response has plodded on at a pace that will have surprised almost no one.

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    Riding out the economic storm: In conversation with Phil Westerman at Buzzacott

    2022-06-16T23:00:00Z

    With real estate encountering strong economic headwinds from inflation and rising interest rates, Property Week contributing editor (news) David Parsley sat down with Phil Westerman, partner and head of real estate at accountancy practice Buzzacott, to discuss the outlook for the industry. Their conversation covered the aftermath of Brexit and ...

  • Finance
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    Industry figures say interest rate hike is forcing mortgage market changes

    2022-06-16T14:44:00Z

    The Bank of England’s move to raise the base interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.25% is having an immediate impact in forcing lenders to reprice their mortgage products, according to property industry figures.

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    Do landlords need to invest in virtual tour functionality?

    2022-06-16T10:57:00Z

    During the pandemic when much of the world was working from home, we witnessed a surge in disposing agents and their respective landlords investing in virtual tour functionality. This gave landlords a solution for active occupiers during a difficult period to physically view properties

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    Time to support hybrid working

    2022-06-15T23:00:00Z

    The freedom and convenience of working from home mean it has long been seen as the future, but it took a pandemic to make it a reality for many office workers. Now that people have the option of joining meetings with colleagues from their kitchen table or home office a ...

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    Key points in energy strategy

    2022-06-15T23:00:00Z

    The government has published its long-awaited Energy Security Strategy, setting out its goals for Britain’s progress towards greater levels of self-sufficiency through the use of renewable energy. 

  • Newcastle
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    An urban demise seems unlikely

    2022-06-15T23:00:00Z

    I am, at heart, an urban soul. And that is despite – or perhaps because of – having spent most my childhood in Morpeth, a quintessential Northumbrian market town located around 15 miles north of Newcastle.

  • EPC
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    Will EPC rating deadlines lead to a two-tier ESG marketplace?

    2022-06-15T23:00:00Z

    The list of dates for when non-domestic buildings have to meet increasing EPC ratings is fairly well known, and consequences for not meeting them are straightforward.

  • Help to Buy
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    The End of Help to Buy has come at the wrong time

    2022-06-15T23:00:00Z

    The government’s announcement that it is bringing forward the deadline for Help to Buy is completely unfair and untimely.