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Tony Pidgley

Winners past and present


It has been a week of extraordinary highs and lows.

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BTR looks to a healthier future


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.

Boris Johnson

A long road to recovery


The tectonic plates are moving – and not before time.

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Why we all still need the office


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.

New Bond Street

Time to woo overseas shoppers

2020-07-02T00:00:00+01:00By Paul Barnes

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

Coronavirus office

How liable are landlords for Covid-19 workplace risks?


Landlords can face serious consequences for failing to carry out risk assessments or implement measures.


Retailers can survive pandemic if they work with landlords

2020-07-03T00:00:00+01:00By Dan Hildyard

The opportunity is there for greater financial transparency and for leases to be reworked to benefit them both.


What happens if you do not apply for the Building Safety Fund?

2020-07-03T00:00:00+01:00By Charles Seifert

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.

High street

Could Covid-19 lead to a high street property power shift?

2020-07-03T00:00:00+01:00By Joanne Fearnley

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.

Empty row of shops

New Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships is now out

2020-07-03T00:00:00+01:00By Rob Nicholson, Andrew Walker

In the words of Amelia Earhart: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act!” As the crunch quarter rent day approached in June, the commercial property sector was anticipating a new Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships. The code is now out, but the government has fluffed its ...

Can't cook, will cook


Many of us are entering uncharted territory in more ways than one. Now the restaurants and pubs are off the social menu, quite a few will be venturing into the kitchen for the first time in a while and far more often than we would like.

Have no fear. ‘Can’t cook, will cook’ is here. Please send us your favourite family recipes or signature comfort dishes and we will share them with your fellow Property Week readers.

Your recipes

Culture Club

Diverse people reading books

We can’t go to the cinema, restaurants, pubs or shops. What can we do? We can read, watch TV and listen to podcasts and music, that’s what. But where to start? How about with some recommendations from the Property Week community?

Please send us your top book, Netflix and music picks and we will post them here. They can be as high or lowbrow, funny or tragic, relaxing or dramatic as you like – although perhaps steer clear of anything too depressing or apocalyptic, I don’t know, like the 2011 movie Contagion.

Send them to our Twitter and LinkedIn channels using #PWCovid19help including a few lines on why you’ve picked them and, if you can, a picture of what you’ve picked. Happy reading, watching and listening!

Your recommendations


  • Building the tower of Babel

  • What happens next? Top industry experts exclusively reforecast the post-lockdown future: Part three

  • What happens next? Top industry experts exclusively reforecast the post-lockdown future: Part two

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