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April’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report repeated the message of earlier iterations: the world is not doing enough, or moving quickly enough, to limit an increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next 30 years.
Know your tenants it’s a statement that landlords or asset managers hear multiple times. But how do you really understand your tenants? What is going to make them excellent tenants, stay for longer and pay rent on time?
Obtaining a green building certification significantly increases the value of the building and makes it more attractive to potential tenants or buyers. The two most popular multi-criteria building certification systems are LEED and BREEAM. Which one should you opt for when planning your investment?
The race to net zero emissions is on, and decarbonising the built environment - responsible for 37% of the world’s CO₂ output - is critical if corporates and policymakers are to align with the Paris Agreement on climate change by 2050.
Once you’ve used data and analytics to compare local property markets and identify the area for your next development, you’ll need to turn your attention to sourcing land or property suitable for your intended use.
The Build to Rent (BTR) sector is seeing rapid expansion and the number of developers and management companies in the market is also increasing.
For a long time, investing in buy-to-let was seen as a sure-fire way to make money. But, over the last five years or so, regulatory and taxation changes have dented its appeal.
2022-03-14T09:54:00+00:00By James Morris-Manuel
Real estate is an industry that has always kept professionals on its toes, but the pandemic is changing the way this sector will operate forever. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing and indeed, real estate is resilient: capable of withstanding recessions and open to innovation.
2022-03-07T00:00:00+00:00By Dr Tim Forman
Construction Declares. Architects Declare. Engineers Declare. The ‘low build agenda’. Growing numbers of design and construction professionals before the pandemic were already re-evaluating their objectives and professional paradigms in response to the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.
2022-02-28T00:00:00+00:00By Colin Brown
Carter Jonas is committed to providing their clients with Simply Better Property Advice and our new Live Local Plan Monitor is doing just that – giving landowners and developers as well as local and national government the information they need to deliver their ever more ambitious development targets.
2022-01-31T12:02:00+00:00By Joseph Daniels
In January we launched the Levelling-Up Opportunity Index - an assessment of the “levelling up” potential of the biggest 34 cities and towns outside London.
2021-12-06T00:00:00+00:00By Michael Dent
Location is a critical factor for the success of a property development, and understanding the existing market dynamics of an investment area is an essential part of the research process when looking at potential development sites.
2021-11-29T00:00:00+00:00By Richard Skeels
Before the March lockdown, the student accommodation sector was probably having the best year to date. The student housing cycle is very much eat, sleep repeat - and once October rolls around, you do it all over again.
2021-11-15T11:39:00+00:00By Lawrence Bowles
Annual UK house price growth peaked at 13.4% in June 2021, according to Nationwide. Growth at this pace is unusual. Doing so in the aftermath of a pandemic is nothing short of remarkable.
2021-11-08T00:00:00+00:00By John Carter
Although the pandemic created obvious disruption in the higher education sector, recovery is underway.
2021-11-01T11:54:00+00:00By David Young
When managing residential properties, it is important to place people and their day-to-day experiences as the number one priority.
2021-10-18T00:00:00+01:00By Oliver Symons
Confidence is a big part of being a property developer. But having confidence in yourself isn’t enough. You need to convey that confidence to others too, so they’re eager to come along for the ride – including lenders.
Get Living creates exceptional communities and neighbourhoods across the United Kingdom. Places where people can live their best lives, homes they feel they belong in, and communities they can connect in with people.
2021-09-13T00:00:00+01:00By Jason Constable
More deals are going to be needed to meet the changing demands of the housing market.
Insurers have taken differing views regarding security precautions during the Covid-19 crisis. Property owners need to ensure they are complying with policy conditions to avoid being exposed to losses.
When managing residential real estate, keeping your residents happy is key in building a thriving community that helps boost occupancy and success.
2021-08-30T00:00:00+01:00By Oliver Symons
Accurate, robust development appraisals are a key part of the development process. To lenders, these appraisals are what separate the good developers from the bad – and you only get one chance to make a first impression.
2021-08-02T00:00:00+01:00By Grace Manning-Marsh
Permitted development rights are a useful tool for many property developers. They essentially allow certain types of developments to bypass the planning application process, speeding up the time to completion.
2021-07-19T00:00:00+01:00By Paul Speariett
As people decide whether to head back to the office, how do building owners and managers build confidence in the experience and procedures in place to make them want to return?
2021-07-09T00:00:00+01:00By Grace Manning-Marsh
Getting planning in the Green Belt has always been a challenge.
In many leases, tenants are responsible for both rent and a share of the property expenses, which is commonly known as a service charge.
Data security is always a challenge, for the property industry as much as anyone else.