Insight

  • James Emson, Clive Emson
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    Q&A: James Emson on five-day auctions

    2019-05-01T23:00:00Z

    The managing director of Clive Emson Auctioneers tells Emanuele Midolo about the firm’s unique sales model

  • 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
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    Is it time for the built environment to declare its own climate emergency?

    2019-05-01T10:21:00Z

    As the Labour Party attempts to force a vote in the Commons declaring a nationwide ‘environmental and climate change emergency’, is it time for us who operate within the built environment to wake up to the stark realities of our warming world?

  • Oxford Circus station
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    How Oxford Street lost its allure

    2019-04-25T11:05:00Z

    CVAs, Brexit and delays to Crossrail have cast a long shadow over London’s premier shopping destination. Richard Williams asks what the future holds

  • Tulip
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    Should new genuflect to the old?

    2019-04-24T23:00:00Z

    There are different sorts of fire and different sorts of response. Wartime destruction often triggers a desire to rebuild what has been lost (Hamburg, Warsaw); terrorist destruction can inspire a defiant new response (Ground Zero). Accidental fire is rather different, as the tragic destruction of significant parts of Notre-Dame is ...

  • Deliveroo
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    Collaboration key to future of retail

    2019-04-24T23:00:00Z

    One of the biggest challenges facing retailers in these uncertain times is meeting the changing demands of consumers.

  • Flats
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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.

  • LDS_Hanover
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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. 

  • Construction housebuilders 636 resized
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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.