All Expert comment articles – Page 13

  • Welsh housing
    News

    SFR: the rising star of residential

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    Residential real estate is the world’s largest asset class by value, and arguably one of the, if not the, oldest.

  • PW220422_Piccadilly-Circus_shutterstock_458362345_cred-Lukasz-Pajor
    News

    A manifesto for London’s recovery

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    Heart of London Business Alliance was recently re-elected the West End’s local Business Improvement District in a ballot of more than 600 businesses and property owners. 

  • Generic investment pic
    News

    Mind the valuation ‘practice gap’

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but ‘backwards and in high heels’, which is how we see equity markets trying to decipher commercial property valuations. 

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    News

    Time to un-trap blighted blocks

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    It may seem churlish to ask Michael Gove to execute two further initiatives in favour of leaseholders trapped in blighted blocks. After all, look below at what the housing secretary has accomplished this month.

  • Work discussion
    News

    London exodus will benefit north

    2022-04-20T23:00:00Z

    At least according to the government, we should all by now be happily back behind our desks, doing our bit for the country by returning to the office.

  • Supreme Court, London
    Insight

    ​The impact of Croydon LBC v Kalonga on fixed-termed tenancies

    2022-04-13T15:25:00Z

    In March, the Supreme Court handed down a judgment in Croydon LBC v Kalonga [2022] UKSC 7. This will have a significant impact on fixed-term secure tenancies, of which there are around 30,000 in England.Sarah HEa

  • Executive apartments
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    Why acting as an RMC director carries some risk

    2022-04-13T13:10:00Z

    Many apartment buildings have established resident management companies (RMCs), which are owned by leaseholders themselves to deal with their management and maintenance.

  • Flex office
    Insight

    Hub-and-spoke model for offices

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    It’s Monday morning and I’m sat at my desk at home. My kids have gone to school. My wife is out. I have the house to myself – I have nobody to distract me. So, why the lack of motivation? 

  • Refugees_from_Ukraine_at_border_posts_in_the_west_of_the_country
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    Welcoming refugees is not enough

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Given the groundswell of support for the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme, a steady stream of refugees will soon be arriving on our shores.

  • Mipim 2019
    Insight

    ‘Change’ is not the same as ‘end’

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Last month saw the return of Mipim after an absence of three years. During that time there were restrictions and lockdowns, and the restoration of an international conference for more than 20,000 delegates in the south of France felt about as realistic as attending a conference on Mars.

  • uni students
    Insight

    Assessing the new ‘graduate tax’

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    With the awful events unfolding in Ukraine, it is perhaps strange that the wheels of government continue to turn in what are clearly less important areas. 

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    News

    Investors vote with their wallets

    2022-04-12T23:00:00Z

    When the UK’s top eight stock-market-listed housebuilders announced combined profit writedowns of more than £1bn over three days to pay for recladding, investors might have been expected to press the panic button. 

  • Green homes grant
    News

    Green homes can transform the UK property landscape

    2022-04-12T15:53:00Z

    Greening up the UK housing market is a vital piece of the UK’s net zero puzzle. However, in order to rapidly deliver green and carbon zero homes, a number of obstacles will need to be overcome.

  • MMC housing
    News

    Time to raise the bar on what can be achieved with MMC

    2022-04-12T14:04:00Z

    Within the current debate on modern methods of construction (MMC) and its opportunities and constraints in relation to house building, not enough attention is turned to the use of panellised systems, and how it could help MMC find its way into more UK placemaking projects.

  • Fire safety
    News

    Is PAS 9980:2022 a proportionate approach to fire risk assessments?

    2022-04-12T14:01:00Z

    In January, Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 9980:2022 came into effect, a standard clarifying the regulations relating to fire risk assessments of the external walls and doors (FRAEWs) of multi-occupancy, multi-storey properties.

  • The Royal Courts of Justice
    Insight

    ​What does the new Commercial Rent Act mean for landlords and tenants?

    2022-04-12T11:25:00Z

    The government recently passed the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022, which ends government interventions to prevent tenant insolvencies during the pandemic.

  • Office
    Insight

    Wellbeing is key to future of the office

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    In a world where people have the choice of where to work – whether that’s in the office, at home or in a café – it is now more crucial that office operators demonstrate value to their customers. 

  • Community
    Insight

    The power of community funds

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Businesses on our campuses came together to support the tireless work of London’s small charities during the pandemic, demonstrating the power of collaboration. 

  • Houses London skyline
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    We must help first-time buyers

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    London’s first-time homebuyers have struggled to make ends meet for years as they take the first step towards what has always been seen as an inalienable right for the British – to own their own home. 

  • Star Living Harlow by Strawberry Star
    Insight

    It is time to bet on build to rent

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Would you bet on build to rent (BTR)? As the industry watches many buy-to-let (BTL) landlords leave the market when faced with costly renovation bills to meet new Energy Performance Certificate standards, on top of a demanding tax regime, there appears to be a growing need for this booming sector.