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  • Brexit_flags Westminster shutterstock_436024603_cred lazyllama PW240818
    Insight

    Brexit: A seismic challenge or temporary shock?

    2018-09-14T07:15:00Z

    Assessing the impact of the leave vote on different commercial property sectors, from its epicentre in London offices, to the more benign regions

  • Aerial view town streets shutterstock_763459339 cr Anna Jastrzebska PW170818
    Insight

    Break the housing cycle with more affordable homes

    2018-09-13T23:00:00Z

    The decision in August by the Bank of England to raise interest rates by 0.25%, influenced by the prediction of imminent economic growth, may herald good weather ahead as we navigate through the tempestuous post-Brexit referendum storm

  • Retail outlook: shutting up shop
    Insight

    Online sales tax would do little for high streets

    2018-09-04T06:35:00Z

    There are growing calls for an ‘online sales tax’ (OST) to redress the balance between physical and digital retailing but a fiscal solution may have to be more intricate – and how VAT is levied may be part of the answer.

  • Edinburgh greenery
    Insight

    Land price freeze would have unintended consequences

    2018-09-04T06:26:00Z

    Having first suggested the Bank of England try and freeze house prices by introducing tighter mortgage lending restrictions, the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) has proposed freezing land prices as a way of bringing down the cost of new homes.

  • Construction
    Insight

    JV partnerships with councils deliver for everyone

    2018-08-30T05:36:00Z

    It’s only right that large investments by local authorities into property portfolios should be scrutinised, as outlined by Liz Hamson and Steve Norris.

  • House of Fraser
    Insight

    Downward rent reviews: is this the time to create a new norm?

    2018-08-29T10:57:00Z

    With the issue of over-rented property hitting retailers hard and current market conditions showing no signs of short-term change, is the time right for downward rent reviews to now become a reality?

  • Sainsbury’s-Asda merger
    Insight

    Could Sainsbury’s-Asda deal be derailed by CMA?

    2018-08-29T10:40:00Z

    All eyes are back on the Sainsbury’s–Asda deal after the Competition and Markets Authority announced the start of its investigation.

  • Housebuilding
    Insight

    Greater focus on affordable housing is needed

    2018-08-21T11:49:00Z

    A major review of current housing policies has been needed for several years, and the recent green paper opens up constructive channels of dialogue and feedback, which should benefit the housing market.

  • Fibre optic cables
    Insight

    Cutting-edge broadband can be profitable for developers

    2018-08-21T11:25:00Z

    With fast and reliable broadband an essential utility for most people, it is deeply concerning that the installation of true full-fibre infrastructure in the UK is lagging far behind many other countries 

  • American Embassy
    Online

    Don’t get caught out – always check who signed the lease

    2018-08-15T10:10:00Z

    Emanuele Midolo’s feature on the new US embassy in Nine Elms contains an interesting comment from a US state department official, which indicates that the embassy was funded by property sales including that of the former US Navy HQ at 7 North Audley Street/20 Grosvenor Square. 

  • Telfords BTR scheme The Forge in Upton Park
    Insight

    BTR still has lessons to learn from other sectors

    2018-08-14T11:00:00Z

    CBRE’s latest UK Residential Investment Report notes that “international developers [are] circling the market” with £32.7bn of institutional equity targeting the UK private rented sector over the next five years. This is yet more evidence that investment in the sector is booming.

  • Houses
    Insight

    Is the government’s housing target unachievable?

    2018-08-07T14:40:00Z

    There are a few things that Jacob Rees-Mogg and Jeremy Corbyn agree on. One is that our planning system is not working, so it is disappointing that the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) kicks the ‘too difficult’ can of meaningful reform further down the street. 

  • Green belt
    News

    Ancient council plans preventing new affordable homes

    2018-08-07T11:51:00Z

    The balance between protecting green belt land and delivering government housing targets is one that has always divided opinion. Yet, the misunderstanding and simplification of the term ‘protected green belt land’ is arguably the source of this contention.

  • Princes Quay, Hull
    Insight

    Turnover lease model is vital for outlet retail success

    2018-08-02T05:46:00Z

    At a time when shoppers demand anything at any given time, subsectors such as outlet retail can be resilient but cannot risk being complacent. At Realm, a clear focus on the shopper experience, as well as being collaborative and agile in our retailer relations, is the foundation of the innovative ...

  • Dark clouds over houses
    Insight

    Landlords face another kicking in government plans

    2018-08-01T14:45:00Z

    I refer to the recent comment piece by Alastair Stewart and in particular to the government proposal to introduce three-year minimum leases. Once again the government is bowing to the voices of those who shout loudest while ignoring the silent majority who have bailed them out of the housing crisis ...

  • Proptech image survey
    Insight

    Millennials and proptech

    2018-08-01T12:14:00Z

    Digesting Property Week ’s Power of Proptech survey out last month it appears that the property industry as a whole is starting to embrace prop tech with 61% of respondents commenting that tech will have a positive effect on revenue in 2018 up 13% from 2017.

  • New houses
    Insight

    The new NPPF provides the right foundations, but we must build on it

    2018-07-31T16:08:00Z

    A lot has changed in the six years since the publication of the first NPPF. London’s housing crisis of availability, affordability and quality has become more acute and is increasingly being experienced in other major UK cities.

  • China UK investment
    Online

    London investment from Asia still strong

    2018-07-30T14:07:00Z

    Figures indicating that UK buyers overtook Asian investors in the West End in the first half of 2018 were surprising if not totally unexpected.

  • Rent signs
    Insight

    House price freeze wouldn’t help first-time buyers

    2018-07-25T06:30:00Z

    The recent IPPR paper ‘ On Borrowed Time ’ suggests that property is one part of our financial system that is so out of control that it requires a reset to prevent a future crash.

  • Signing house contract
    Professional

    Longer tenancies: more security for renters or a vote grabbing political move?

    2018-07-22T15:46:00Z

    An estimated 46% of 25-34 year olds live in private rented accommodation. This has risen from 27% in 2006-2007 and, as such, the build-to-rent sector has seen massive growth.