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  • The Royal Courts of Justice
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    ​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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Development site
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    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. 

  • Net zero
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    ​What are the challenges to the UK achieving net zero?

    2022-04-06T15:28:00Z

    One of the biggest blocks to the UK reaching its obligations to achieve net zero carbon status by 2050 is the fact that almost all the UK’s 29 million homes will need to be retrofitted in order to meet it, according to a Committee on Climate Change report. 

  • EPC
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    ​The dangers of new regulations, and how the bridging sector can combat them

    2022-04-06T11:55:00Z

    By April 2025, any property being let to a new tenant must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of C or higher, jumping significantly from the current minimum score of E.

  • Social value
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    ​Social value is moving up the agenda for investors

    2022-04-06T10:33:00Z

    Social value and ESG permeated virtually every talk, roundtable and conversation at Mipim this year. The growing momentum around these themes and their link with the built environment and our urban centres is not new, but this year’s Mipim felt different.

  • Refugees_from_Ukraine_at_border_posts_in_the_west_of_the_country
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    ​We must do more than enthusiastically welcome Ukrainian refugees

    2022-04-05T09:34:00Z

    In just a matter of days, more than 150,000 people eagerly registered for the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme. However, if we are to truly help those facing an unimaginable crisis, then we must be able to provide more than an initial warm welcome, however heartfelt it may be.

  • Co-living generic
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    ​Co-living is here to stay

    2022-04-04T09:17:00Z

    The collapse of co-living pioneer The Collective raised question marks over the future of co-living as an asset class. Yet just as WeWork’s dramatic fall from grace hasn’t spelled the end of co-working, neither will The Collective’s demise see the end of co-living.

  • Shopping centre
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    Immersive experiences can aid recovery of physical retail

    2022-04-01T11:17:00Z

    There was promising news for the high street recently. According to the Centre for Cities think tank, overall footfall across the UK’s 63 biggest city centres in February was only 7% below where it was pre-Covid.

  • Tech
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    ​Sensor tech is key for building management

    2022-04-01T11:02:00Z

    Whereas in the 1960s computers used to take up entire rooms, the advent of the microprocessor has led to the rise of the sensor and the internet of things. 

  • Prof Adam Boddison APM 2
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    ​Who’s brave enough to ‘fail up’?

    2022-04-01T09:45:00Z

    If Lord Sugar had his way, every business mishap would end in the project manager being fired on the spot. 

  • EcoOnline_Harald Axelsen
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    The Golden Rules for great crisis management

    2022-04-01T09:36:00Z

    Regardless of sector, no business is immune from potential crises. The way you manage them when they happen can make or break a business.

  • 2022 Feb
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    What’s in store for the self-storage sector?

    2022-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Eight self-storage operators tell Property Week how Covid has affected their businesses and what they think lies in store for the sector.

  • SK Derby 006
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    Deal or no deal for self-storage sector

    2022-04-01T00:00:00Z

    The pandemic fuelled demand for self-storage units and a wave of mergers and acquisitions across the sector. But will the boom continue post-Covid?

  • Manchester skyline
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    Regional renaissance is under way

    2022-03-31T00:00:00Z

    Levelling up is a mystery to many people in UK property, but Sirius Real Estate’s acquisition of workspace group BizSpace for £380m last November has opened my eyes to the potential for the government’s initiative across the UK.

  • Student room
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    London PBSA opportunity knocks

    2022-03-31T00:00:00Z

    London has so much to offer students who choose to study in the capital. The appeal of studying at the city’s world-class institutions has significant international and domestic reach.