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  • Run down office
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    PDR risks creating a new wave of slum housing

    2019-05-08T13:57:00Z

    Editor: The extension of permitted development rights (PDR) is the clearest sign yet of the low regard afforded to the quality of the homes we provide in the UK.

  • View from Southbank
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    London is still a magnet for investors

    2019-05-08T13:45:00Z

    Editor: With all the noise surrounding Brexit you would be forgiven for thinking that London is teetering on the edge of economic purgatory, and of being cut off from the supply of cautious global capital. The reality is altogether different. 

  • Electric cars charging
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    Improving EV charging infrastructure is essential

    2019-05-01T14:01:00Z

    Editor: If we have any chance at all of reaching the government’s target of ‘net-zero’ emissions by 2050, then much more needs to be done to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, or EVs (PropertyWeek.com).

  • Office conversion
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    Old Labour, new danger over PDR

    2019-05-01T13:58:00Z

    Editor: Labour’s pledge to ditch permitted development rights (PDR) is one more reason to fear the ravages of the Labour Party gaining power.

  • Construction housebuilders 636 resized
    Insight

    Freedom to build extra storeys is not a free-for-all

    2019-04-24T12:36:00Z

    Editor: Many landlords are planning for additional storeys to properties in town and city centre locations following the chancellor’s announcement that permitted development rights for upwards extensions will be in place by autumn.

  • Shop window Worthing big read sale sign
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    Empty units offer opportunity for UK

    2019-04-24T12:29:00Z

    Editor: Debenhams’ drawn-out demise is just the latest reminder that the UK’s retail sector in its current guise is no longer sustainable. An ever-increasing number of empty commercial spaces across Britain’s high streets and retail parks is the result .

  • Brexit
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    Article 50 extension may have been worst option

    2019-04-17T10:48:00Z

    Editor: Property investors pursuing purely opportunistic strategies will be disappointed with last week’s agreed Article 50 extension, which postponed an imminent hard Brexit. Likewise, real estate brokers looking for market movement will have found little to be cheerful about given extended uncertainty (PropertyWeek.com).

  • Brexit
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    Brexit: remain and get the best deal

    2019-04-17T10:45:00Z

    Editor: I write in response to some of the claims Richard Tice made in his letter supporting his view that the UK should leave the EU for our economic benefit .

  • Workspace
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    Stop fixating on millennials – focus on the end user

    2019-04-11T10:43:00Z

    Editor: Commercial real estate landlords and managers believe they have a pretty good handle on who millennials are and what they want from their workplace: stripped-back offices, funky seating, industrial-style lighting, coffee and beer on tap and a few splashes of colour. But do they?

  • Egypt
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    New Egypt capital must be open to all

    2019-04-11T10:40:00Z

    Editor: Having read Emanuele Midolo’s overview of Egypt’s new capital , my first thought was that there was one important aspect that could be included: the opinion of Egyptian people towards the mega city.