Insight and comment
Lockdown is easing and parts of the nation are emerging from weeks of isolation. We’re not out of the woods yet, but a vision of normal life is visible on the horizon.
I want to go against the current – and surprising – trend among some property industry experts for extolling the virtues of working from home and sounding the death knell of the office.
For a specific part of the economy, the Covid-19 impact started earlier and will end far later than most others. This will have a direct impact on property owners and their tenants across the UK.
Legal and professional advice
Landlords can face serious consequences for failing to carry out risk assessments or implement measures.
The opportunity is there for greater financial transparency and for leases to be reworked to benefit them both.
Residential building owners or residents’ management companies (RMC) only have a limited time to register for eligibility for the government’s £1bn Building Safety Fund (BSF) to replace combustible, non-ACM cladding on buildings over 18m high, with the 31 July deadline approaching rapidly.
Covid-19 has hit the retail industry hard. Research from Statista shows three quarters of retailers expect the pandemic to have a negative impact on their sales, and Brand Finance’s Global 500 2020 report found that fashion retailers alone could lose around £800bn as a result of Covid-19.
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