All Comment articles – Page 8

  • ESG
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    ESG loans will play key role in future of housing

    2022-08-25T11:00:00Z

    With the built environment, and buildings in particular, accounting for a significant proportion of energy usage, emissions and embedded carbon, addressing sustainability in the real estate sector is critical to meeting international sustainability targets and minimising climate change. 

  • Home working
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    No surprise hybrid model is a hit

    2022-08-25T00:00:00Z

    For 30-plus years, I thought of myself as part of the real estate industry. However, I’ve come to realise my role has at least as much to do with HR as it does commercial property. That’s because at a basic level, it is people-centric and empowers people to work more ...

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    Let’s stand out as a force for good

    2022-08-25T00:00:00Z

    Although many of today’s real estate firms are on a pathway towards managing their environmental impact, the route to managing social impact is at a very different stage.

  • Building safety checks
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    Culture shift key to reduce errors

    2022-08-25T00:00:00Z

    The passing of the Building Safety Act has brought about the biggest changes to building safety regulation in a generation.

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    Let’s pray Truss succeeds as PM

    2022-08-24T00:00:00Z

    So it’s obviously Liz Truss. Unless some extraordinary gaff derails her, the foreign secretary is nailed on as our next prime minister. 

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    Freeports key to hydrogen hubs

    2022-08-24T00:00:00Z

    One of the most abundant elements in the universe, hydrogen, has strong policy support as a key part of the UK’s transition to a net zero future.

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    Inflation impact felt far and wide

    2022-08-24T00:00:00Z

    UK inflation hit 10.1% in July according to the Office for National Statistics – a 40-year high. Once considered endemic to a bygone era in markets, inflation is predicted to exceed 13% later this year, a level few investors will have experienced. The impacts will be felt far and wide ...

  • Rooftop construction
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    How can developers halt rights-to-light ‘ambulance chasers’?

    2022-08-24T00:00:00Z

    The Law Commission’s review of rights to light is now almost eight years old, yet there has been no sign of a government response. Reform remains a question of when not if, and as the political merry-go-round spins again, it now seems even further out of reach. 

  • Mobile connectivity
    Online

    Good mobile network coverage of vital importance when leasing space

    2022-08-10T00:00:00Z

    A LinkedIn poll by Property Week on behalf of independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure – Shared Access – has revealed the importance placed on mobile connectivity when it comes to weighing up factors involved when leasing space.

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    What do property owners need to know about new Register of Overseas Entities?

    2022-08-05T11:39:00Z

    On 1 August 2022, the Register of Overseas Entities took effect under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022. It aims to tackle money laundering, which is a particular risk affecting the property sector, and so has implications for property owners.

  • High street
    Insight

    How to breathe life into high streets again

    2022-08-04T13:18:00Z

    Can our local and regional shopping centres thrive again? The closure of many high street names over the past few years has changed the look and feel of many shopping centres and streets, leading to a depleted offering – and plummeting footfall.

  • Business rates
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    Now is the time to check business rate liabilities

    2022-08-04T12:44:00Z

    With a global pandemic accelerating structural changes, particularly in retail, business owners have been hit hard. As the extended rating list cycle is coming to an end, there is a closing window to mitigate against complex business rate liabilities.

  • Robert Whitton
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    Planet should be priority for PM

    2022-08-04T00:00:00Z

    Last month, the Met Office reported Britain’s hottest recorded temperature – a roasting 40.3°C. An extraordinary and terrifying milestone. Most climate scientists agree climate change is the reason we are seeing such brutal temperatures.

  • flexible office
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    Employees need flexibility and choice

    2022-08-04T00:00:00Z

    Emerging from what has proven to be a transformational few years – influential in changing the way we work and use office space for good – flexibility has fast become a key talking point across most industries. 

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    How to conserve a city’s character while meeting its future needs

    2022-08-04T00:00:00Z

    Our cities are facing unprecedented challenges. They are growing rapidly with a huge need for affordable homes, future-fit, sustainable workspaces and excellent digital and transport connectivity.

  • Building house
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    Adapting to rising build costs

    2022-08-04T00:00:00Z

    The unprecedented levels of build cost inflation in the UK look set to continue beyond 2022 as the Ukrainian war continues. The increase comes as findings from the latest Builders Merchant Building Index show heavy building materials from Q1 2021 to Q1 2022 have increased 17.4% in value, but its ...

  • Instant group flexible offices
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    What makes the perfect hybrid model for flexible working?

    2022-08-03T12:05:00Z

    Since the easing of lockdown, we have found ourselves in a new phase of the ever-evolving employment cycle: trying to readjust our office habits after working from home for nearly two years. 

  • Truss, Liz
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    A Tory scrap on the home front

    2022-08-03T00:00:00Z

    FFS! What are the Tories up to? Not my abbreviation, but the riposte from Tory MP Angela Richardson after Nadine Dorries criticised Rishi Sunak for modelling Prada shoes while rival Liz Truss scrapes by with £4.50 earrings. 

  • Energy efficiency rating
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    Landlords must not neglect efficiency standards

    2022-08-03T00:00:00Z

    As society becomes more environmentally conscious, stricter energy efficiency regulations in the private rented sector are inevitable. This leaves landlords with two options: bury their heads, or welcome the changes, not just for the viability of their portfolios but to help satisfy the goal of making the property sector more ...

  • Proptech
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    Proptech can help drive the ESG agenda

    2022-08-03T00:00:00Z

    I read with interest your article entitled ‘ESG is critical for business’. I was surprised to see no reference to the vital role that technology and data can play in helping the property industry meet its ESG objectives.