All Feedback articles – Page 8

  • High street, Ickenham, Middlesex
    Insight

    Town centres need a vibrant mix of uses to survive

    2018-07-18T05:35:00Z

    Town centres are clearly under the spotlight. One of the key recommendations in the recent Grimsey Review was “to accept that there is already too much retail space in the UK, and that bricks-and-mortar retailing can no longer be the anchor for thriving high streets and town centres”.

  • Housing ministers succession chart
    Insight

    Merry-go-round of ministers adds to uncertainty

    2018-07-17T11:25:00Z

    As the political debacle around Brexit continues to unravel, with ministers resigning and abandoning the EU exit strategy, it makes me wonder if housing is being prioritised or sidelined.

  • Construction tech
    Insight

    Bytes and mortar need collaboration to work

    2018-07-17T11:21:00Z

    It is difficult to guess who was more surprised when Kit Malthouse was made housing minister: the industry or Malthouse himself.

  • Rent signs
    Insight

    Estate agent struggles shine spotlight on property investment

    2018-07-12T12:24:00Z

    As traditional estate agents continue to struggle and mull combining with online competitors, now is the time for investors to look at different ways to invest in the property market.

  • The Icon Designer Outlet at London O2 Arena
    Insight

    ‘Safe haven’ outlets must not get complacent

    2018-07-11T05:59:00Z

    Outlets are indeed showing strong growth against full-price retailing, with the premium and luxury sector driving the growth, and are indeed an attractive safe haven from the retail storm battering the UK and western Europe, as Mickola Wilson noted in her recent comment piece.

  • Fizzy Living, Poplar
    Insight

    Longer tenancies help build better BTR communities

    2018-07-10T12:24:00Z

    The government has recently commenced a consultation process with the aim of ‘Overcoming the Barriers to Longer Tenancies in the Private Rented Sector’. 

  • Old brewery gardens prosperity
    Insight

    Encouraging BTR is the best way to help renters

    2018-07-05T05:38:00Z

    In a bid to drive up standards in the rental market, the government is considering introducing three-year minimum tenancies for private renters to give greater security of tenure , making renting more family friendly and bringing UK regulations in line with what is offered in much of mainland Europe and ...

  • Blackrock Heathrow Logistics Park
    Insight

    Heathrow sheds set for take-off

    2018-07-05T05:32:00Z

    So Heathrow has finally done it. Subject to red tape, a third runway will be built to accommodate more transport routes and passengers and to exploit potential growth in new and emerging markets after Brexit.

  • Construction housebuilders 636 resized
    Insight

    Land banking is a necessary resource

    2018-07-04T17:30:00Z

    It’s interesting to see how Sir Oliver Letwin’s draft report acknowledged the realities facing the housing sector, but also recognised that it is in developers’ interests to complete as many house sales as soon as possible.

  • House of Fraser, Oxford Street
    Insight

    Local authorities shouldn’t rush into retail investment

    2018-06-28T05:10:00Z

    With retail landlords resorting to go rent free on some stores as CVAs from the likes of House of Fraser continue to bite, it’s clear that many local authorities need to start thinking more carefully about their role.

  • Heathrow airport
    Insight

    Heathrow: localise the impacts, nationalise the benefits

    2018-06-27T09:31:00Z

    Previous governments took policy decisions to support a third runway at Heathrow. What is different this time around, apart from a different decade and the fact that MPs have voted in the House of Commons?

  • Telford Shopping Centre
    News

    Retail woes hitting lenders as well as operators

    2018-06-20T11:26:00Z

    The disappearance of well-known retailers from the UK’s high streets is affecting the commercial real estate market not just in terms of operators but lending. 

  • Construction
    Insight

    No silver bullet for construction

    2018-06-20T11:15:00Z

    Uncertainty remains the watchword for the UK political and economic environment. Our sector continues – with good reason – to fixate on Brexit, political instability and a mixed London market. But as we continue through a period of economic transition, what’s happening to construction costs in the UK and what ...

  • Thames Hub Airport Foster & Partners
    Insight

    Thames Hub Airport offers more than Heathrow expansion

    2018-06-19T10:47:00Z

    Creating a third runway at Heathrow is a terrible idea.

  • Old brewery gardens prosperity
    Insight

    Plans to limit number of BTR projects misguided

    2018-06-14T05:49:00Z

    With just 40% of Londoners expected to be homeowners by 2025 according to PwC, it is no surprise the current mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and his team are focusing on how to help the capital’s growing army of renters.

  • Proptech image survey
    Insight

    ‘Nuts and bolts’ areas are part of proptech wave

    2018-06-06T09:01:00Z

    As Property Week ’s report on the growth of the UK proptech market showed, there is no denying the attention technology is receiving in the real estate industry. This buzz is supported by serious investment: a global funding of proptech firms soared 62% in 2017 to £8.5bn.

  • Ann Summers
    Insight

    Landlords must bear pain of CVAs

    2018-06-06T08:42:00Z

    The trouble with calls from  Revo and the BPF for alternatives to the CVA system is that often the alternative is administration – and then what is the value of a legally binding lease?

  • Amsterdam
    Insight

    Going Dutch on affordable housing

    2018-06-05T05:35:00Z

    In response to a growing economy leading to more demand for homes, the Dutch have decided to increase the supply of affordable housing in their capital city.

  • Next superstore
    Insight

    Time to end phoney landlord-tenant CVA war

    2018-05-30T10:52:00Z

    Landlord and tenant relations have enjoyed sustained progress over the past decade, as landlords recognise that tenants need to be treated as customers, not commodities.

  • Bungalow
    Insight

    Housing provision for pensioners should be a priority

    2018-05-30T05:24:00Z

    Over the next 20 years, the number of people aged 65-84 in the UK will rise by almost 39% and the number of people over 85 will rise by 106%.