Q&A: Five minutes with Stephen Ward, director of strategy and external relations at the Council for Licensed Conveyancers
Stephen Ward, director of strategy and external relations at the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, on how he got started in property, his top book and podcast picks, and his number-one travel destination.
How can companies best prepare for ‘failure to prevent’ offences?
The Bribery Act 2010 introduced a criminal offence for companies of ‘failure to prevent bribery’ by persons associated with the company.
How can sellers avoid the Japanese knotweed misrepresentation trap?
The case of Downing v Henderson made national headlines last month, and is a stark reminder of the importance of answering enquiries on a sale with due care and caution.
Q&A: Five minutes with Caroline Hill, managing director and head of ESG for Blackstone Real Estate in Europe
Caroline Hill, managing director and head of ESG for Blackstone Real Estate in Europe, on how she got started in property, her top TV and music picks, the historical figure she’d like to meet and the superpower she wishes she had.
Flex valuations must keep pace
Demand for flex space is growing. According to CBRE, it will increase from 8% of central London office stock to 20% by 2028.
Building resilience into housing
The conversation around climate action in a residential context often centres on how we can design more energy-efficient buildings.
What went wrong with the government’s CARF scheme?
A fifth (20%) of the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) had still not been allocated to businesses as of the deadline date of 30 September 2022, according to the government’s latest official data.
Can a planning condition be used to dedicate land as a public highway?
The Supreme Court judgment in the case of DB Symmetry vs Swindon Borough Council  concerns the question of whether a council can use a planning condition to lawfully require a landowner to dedicate land as a public highway and avoid the payment of compensation for the private rights.