Professional Analysis

Dark clouds over houses

Leasehold reform gathers pace as government proposes £10-a-year cap on ground rents

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Leasehold reform has cross-party support, but experts disagree over the exact form it should take.

Construction work

Construction courses must build skills by offering onsite experience

By Nathan Priestley

The huge skills gap in the UK construction industry is having a direct effect on many aspects of the sector, from rising labour costs to low housebuilding levels. The Chartered Institute of Building recently reported that 170,000 new recruits are needed by 2021 to keep up with demand. As Brexit ...

Tesco

Online sales tax could be a lose-lose for all retailers

By John Webber

The call by Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis for the Chancellor to introduce a 2% levy on goods sold via the internet illustrates the anguish experienced by many high street retailers operating from physical stores.

Supreme Court

Landmark ruling on lease renewals could shift landlord-tenant balance of power

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Imminent ruling could challenge landlords’ right to refuse to renew tenants’ leases when planning major redevelopments.

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Developers need to wise-up on mental health

By Ben Channon (Assael)

At a time when humans spend the majority of their lives indoors, developers need to realise the responsibility they have to create spaces that support mental wellbeing.

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Microsoft's Kati Barklund on the future of the workplace

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The workplace solutions expert tells Mitchell Labiak about the need for an employee-centric approach

Brexit

VIP event preview: perfect timing ...or perfect storm?

Speculative development levels have returned to a pre-crash high. With Brexit looming, will businesses need more space to stockpile – or will they retreat?

Brexit

Government with all eyes on Brexit has lost its focus on housing crisis

By Richard Steer

The government has made a number of announcements recently concerning the future of property development.

Construction

Expert witnesses say Bribery Act has failed to tackle widespread industry corruption

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Industry representatives tell Lords committee that half of those working in construction believe corruption is common.

WeWork Moorgate London

Legal challenges threaten the co-working dream

The co-working model exists in a grey area when it comes to regulation.

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