All Insight articles – Page 5

  • Mipim 2019
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    ‘Change’ is not the same as ‘end’

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Last month saw the return of Mipim after an absence of three years. During that time there were restrictions and lockdowns, and the restoration of an international conference for more than 20,000 delegates in the south of France felt about as realistic as attending a conference on Mars.

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    A step change for the climate challenge

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    At last month’s Mipim conference in Cannes, where ESG issues were a central theme, partners in Property Week’sClimate Crisis Challenge came together to discuss the next step in the campaign to boost the industry’s sustainability credentials.

  • Titanic
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    A Titanic legacy in Belfast

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Progress on the huge Belfast regeneration scheme has been ‘frustratingly slow’, but 110 years to the day after the ship sank, it is finally gaining momentum.

  • Social housing
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    Government must support housing associations

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Having access to affordable housing is a springboard for life’s milestones. Yet, as the cost-of-living crisis continues, access to affordable housing remains a growing challenge: a goal that previously ranked high in government objectives with the introduction of Right to Buy.

  • Tracy Lovejoy headshot
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Tracy Lovejoy, senior associate at Irwin Mitchell

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Tracy Lovejoy, senior associate in the planning team at Irwin Mitchell, on how she got started in property, her TV and book picks, her best and worst purchases and her number-one travel destination.

  • uni students
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    Assessing the new ‘graduate tax’

    2022-04-13T00:00:00Z

    With the awful events unfolding in Ukraine, it is perhaps strange that the wheels of government continue to turn in what are clearly less important areas. 

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    News

    Investors vote with their wallets

    2022-04-12T23:00:00Z

    When the UK’s top eight stock-market-listed housebuilders announced combined profit writedowns of more than £1bn over three days to pay for recladding, investors might have been expected to press the panic button. 

  • Green homes grant
    News

    Green homes can transform the UK property landscape

    2022-04-12T15:53:00Z

    Greening up the UK housing market is a vital piece of the UK’s net zero puzzle. However, in order to rapidly deliver green and carbon zero homes, a number of obstacles will need to be overcome.

  • MMC housing
    News

    Time to raise the bar on what can be achieved with MMC

    2022-04-12T14:04:00Z

    Within the current debate on modern methods of construction (MMC) and its opportunities and constraints in relation to house building, not enough attention is turned to the use of panellised systems, and how it could help MMC find its way into more UK placemaking projects.

  • Fire safety
    News

    Is PAS 9980:2022 a proportionate approach to fire risk assessments?

    2022-04-12T14:01:00Z

    In January, Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 9980:2022 came into effect, a standard clarifying the regulations relating to fire risk assessments of the external walls and doors (FRAEWs) of multi-occupancy, multi-storey properties.

  • The Royal Courts of Justice
    Insight

    ​What does the new Commercial Rent Act mean for landlords and tenants?

    2022-04-12T11:25:00Z

    The government recently passed the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022, which ends government interventions to prevent tenant insolvencies during the pandemic.

  • Retirement home
    News

    It’s time to level up the retirement housing sector

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Postcode lotteries have almost been accepted as a way of life, affecting schools, healthcare and even insurance. Having an impact on us all from birth, this lottery is ever present, stretching all the way to our retirement.

  • Office
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    Wellbeing is key to future of the office

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    In a world where people have the choice of where to work – whether that’s in the office, at home or in a café – it is now more crucial that office operators demonstrate value to their customers. 

  • Energy efficiency
    News

    New energy rating system welcome

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Editor: Following an announcement from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy last week, the government is set to release the details of an operational energy rating system for large commercial buildings.

  • Community
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    The power of community funds

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Businesses on our campuses came together to support the tireless work of London’s small charities during the pandemic, demonstrating the power of collaboration. 

  • JKP-5
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    Competitive socialising is making a comeback

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    The competitive socialising sector took a big hit in the pandemic, but it is bouncing back rapidly as landlords let empty retail space to operators offering fun and quirky leisure experiences.

  • Houses London skyline
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    We must help first-time buyers

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    London’s first-time homebuyers have struggled to make ends meet for years as they take the first step towards what has always been seen as an inalienable right for the British – to own their own home. 

  • Star Living Harlow by Strawberry Star
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    It is time to bet on build to rent

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Would you bet on build to rent (BTR)? As the industry watches many buy-to-let (BTL) landlords leave the market when faced with costly renovation bills to meet new Energy Performance Certificate standards, on top of a demanding tax regime, there appears to be a growing need for this booming sector.

  • Andrew Crabbie
    Professional

    Q&A: Five minutes with Andrew Crabbie, head of real estate at Forsters

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Andrew Crabbie, head of real estate at law firm Forsters, on how he got started in property, his book and podcast recommendations, the celebrity he would most like to meet and his number-one travel destination.

  • Development site
    Insight

    Are we going back to the 1970s?

    2022-04-07T00:00:00Z

    It is tempting to start claiming that we are reverting to the 1970s because of current energy price increases and global political instability.