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    Cautious welcome for the government's rental plans

    2019-04-24T23:00:00Z

    The UK desperately needs two things: more homes and a better rental sector. The government’s proposal to abolish section 21 could support this, but only if the court process is strengthened and expedited.

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    ‘Cinderella moment’ for industry

    2019-04-24T23:00:00Z

    The real estate market has had its ‘Cinderella moment’. Midnight has struck, exposing the REIT ‘pumpkin eaters’ left holding unsaleable assets at high valuations. Retail values cracked but REITs portrayed this as a one-off. 

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    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.

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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 .

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    To end Brexit fiasco May must go

    2019-04-17T23:00:00Z

    Liz Hamson commented in last week’s editorial that whatever other impacts Brexit might have had on the UK economy, it doesn’t seem to have damaged the residential sector as much as anyone might have predicted . I’ve always said that this would be the case. 

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    Can Debenhams' new owners turn the ailing chain around?

    2019-04-17T23:00:00Z

    Debenhams landlords brace themselves as retail experts predict that the chain’s new owners could be forced to close dozens of stores.

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    Article 50 should be revoked

    2019-04-17T23:00:00Z

    I am a Brexiteer and have spent a great deal of time explaining and arguing why I believe that leaving the EU was a bold and important move.

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    Why cutting cost is no longer king in corporate real estate strategy

    2019-04-17T12:09:00Z

    In an uncertain climate, cutting cost is often integral to business strategy. So it may come as a surprise that corporate real estate managers are increasingly ranking employee engagement and talent attraction and development ahead of cost when it comes to corporate real estate strategy. This was one of the ...

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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).

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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 .