Mitchell writes for the Professional section of Property Week and also leads on multi-media content.
Report by the former minister for housing Nick Raynsford calls for a simplified, people-centred planning system.
Experts give their insight on Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
Housing secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for the government to consult on a potential ban on combustible cladding hours after the government-commissioned Hackitt report into the Grenfell fire stopped short of calling for a full ban.
The final report of the government-commissioned Hackitt review into the Grenfell fire tragedy has urged a “radical rethink” of the safety system, but does not push for a ban on flammable cladding.
Nearly two thirds (61%) of real estate investors are concerned about recent changes to UK Capital Gains Tax (CGT) according to a new industry-wide survey.
The Court of Appeal ruled today that Mishcon de Reya was liable for breach of trust after failing to make Dreamvar, the real estate buyer, aware of a fraudster posing as a seller.
The Raynsford Review of Planning, named after the former housing minister behind the report, is set to paint the planning system in damning light.
Business rates experts welcome the reforms but argue that the government should go further to improve the system.