Denser development could help meet UK housing needs
UK cities are among the least densely populated in Europe – but this must change to solve the housing crisis.
Built environment must brace for change as AI takes root
RICS report outlines how the sector can work with artificial intelligence as well as warning of its pitfalls.
Real estate and construction go from adversaries to allies
A new guide aims to help developers and construction firms work more collaboratively in the UK and abroad.
Property’s gender pay gap figures paint mixed picture
Analysis of 20 of real estate’s largest firms shows some perform better than others on gender pay equality.
The Building Safety Act raises alarm over long-term impact
Experts fear act could cause lasting industry damage and leave a trail of litigation and confusion in its wake.
Looking back to the future for investment zone success
Experts say funding and strategic planning is vital to fulfilling lofty aim of creating ‘12 new Canary Wharfs’.
Modular construction uptake hindered by planning system
Experts say planning reform, educational open days and investment are key to wider adoption of modular
Q&A: Five minutes with Huw Davies, head of ESG at commercial property consultancy Jones Hargreaves
Huw Davies, head of ESG at commercial property consultancy Jones Hargreaves, on his top book and album recommendations, the celebrity he’d most like to meet and his number-one travel destination.
Owners must get set for personal liability under Building Safety Act
Much has been made of the new Building Safety Act (BSA), introduced last October, and rightly so as it introduces a raft of new responsibilities for building owners that need to be reviewed and implemented.
Take care with email signatures
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Hudson v Hathway has clarified that an email signature is sufficient for a party to transfer their beneficial ownership in a property, highlighting the implications of email correspondence between parties over important legal matters.
Getting to grips with EOR plans
The government recently launched its Environmental Outcomes Reports (EORs) consultation, superseding the existing framework of strategic environmental assessments and environmental impact assessments.
Rates reform brings some relief along with a bundle of red tape
On the surface, the changes proposed in the new Non-Domestic Rates Bill look positive.
Q&A: Five minutes with Carlotta Dove, workplace strategist at design firm HLW
Carlotta Dove, workplace strategist at design firm HLW, on how she got started in property, her top TV and song picks, the celebrity she would most like to meet and the superpower she wishes she had.