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    Tenant Fees Act is short-term fix

    2019-03-15T00:00:00Z

    It may have taken two years, but the Tenant Fees Act will at last be implemented on 1 June 2019, after first being announced in November 2016’s Autumn Statement. It is a positive first step toward reform for the property industry.

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    Mipim 2019: day three – a collaborative vision, an acid yellow jacket and a VIP dinner

    2019-03-14T11:45:00Z

    Day three of Mipim started with the British Property Federation Investor Breakfast at the Carlton hotel. We heard from Landsec chief executive Rob Noel, Grainger chief executive Helen Gordon, Gavin Winbanks from the Department for International Trade and Gerry Hughes, managing director for UK and global consultancy at Avison Young ...

  • Office
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    Focus on wellbeing is here to stay

    2019-03-14T00:00:00Z

    One of the buzzwords doing the rounds in real estate circles is ‘wellbeing’ – but there is precious little understanding of what this actually means and, most importantly, how we should be incorporating it into our developments.

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    How to spot the early adopters

    2019-03-14T00:00:00Z

    You often hear proptech advocates talk about how property companies are not adopting technology fast enough; instead, they are moving too slowly and messing around time-strapped start-ups. However, we never hear advice to help property companies avoid doing this.

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    Duking it out over section 106

    2019-03-14T00:00:00Z

    The seventh Duke of Westminster should read Southwark Council’s 166-page report on why it last month rejected £800m plans to build 1,343 flats and a new school in Bermondsey. The council wanted 35% of the homes to be rented at 25% below market rent, rejecting Grosvenor’s 27.5% final offer.

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    Turmoil and transformation: UK retailers battle the perfect storm

    2019-03-12T14:26:00Z

    Retail is witnessing a transformation unlike any other industry, and the path ahead is uncharted territory. A combination of structural changes, cyclical economic influences and one-off temporary factors have been behind the failure of a series of UK retailers this year – not just the rise of ecommerce. However, despite ...

  • Oldham Holinwood
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    Oldham moves out of Manchester's shadow

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    Often overshadowed by the bright lights of Manchester, nearby Oldham is fighting back and trying to offer a viable alternative to the big city.

  • Paris Air2 Logistique
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    How SEGRO is kickstarting a multi-storey warehouse push

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    SEGRO’s Andy Gulliford talks to Property Week about the new Paris warehouse being hailed as the first of a ‘new generation of multi-storey’ sheds. 

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    Meet the matchmakers of real estate finance

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    Filling a gap that has emerged since the financial crisis, debt advisers aim to find the best deal from a growing pool of lenders. Guy Montague-Jones and Frances Ivens profile some of the market’s leading players

  • Angel Gardens Manchester
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    How to secure debt for new sectors

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    Despite all the Brexit uncertainties, the fundamentals of UK residential remain: plentiful rental demand; favourable demographics; and consumers wanting ‘everything as a service’. Institutional interest in the sector is strong. Last year, we secured a partnership with Harrison Street and NFU Mutual to help fund the 6,500-apartment build-to-rent (BTR) pipeline ...