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Fear of being seen as party of the rich warps Tory policy on home ownership


We all know what the Budget did for residential property owners (correct answer: not much) but it’s worth understanding the politics behind some of Philip Hammond’s decisions to gauge what’s likely to happen in the future.

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Mapic 2018: CVAs, bricks to clicks and Brexit


On the ground at Mapic 2018 in Cannes, Colliers International’s Robert Hargreaves gives Property Week insights on what’s on the minds of this year’s delegates.

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Enforcement notices are necessary but should be applied with care


What started with an alleged clerical error of misplaced documents by Islington Council has now snowballed into a full-blown demolition order of architect Amin Taha’s £4.65m offices and family home.

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Why smart buildings are integral to smart business

2018-11-08T14:04:00+00:00By Paul Mason, Honeywell Building Solutions (Sponsored Content)

With today’s world of continuous technological evolution, there is a real opportunity for properties to undergo a similar transformation, if they haven’t already. But what makes this possible?

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Physical stores still have a role to play in retail

2018-11-13T14:15:00+00:00By Edward Cooke

Revo’s latest report, Tomorrow’s World: Retail on the Line, and headlines such as ‘TK Maxx moves to Oxford Street’ corroborate our view that, although the nature of retailing and the use of physical space as part of a retailer’s business model are undoubtedly changing, shops are still critical to commercial ...

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