07 March 2018
RSM will send its newly formed cross-border real estate advisory team to MIPIM, the annual international real estate summit in Cannes, South of France, which starts on Tuesday 13 March and concludes on Friday 16 March.
06 February 2018
Brownfield development is a critical crossroads. While investors and developers have historically prioritised greenfield sites, updated planning rules and tax reliefs now make brownfield development more cost-effective than ever before. Will the sector grasp the opportunity?
01 February 2018
After a slow start, investor attitudes towards environmental sustainability have started to evolve. It is no longer seen as just a nice to have. Changing regulations mean environmental sustainability credentials will have a significant impact on property values.
29 January 2018
Office market pressures have intensified over the past year in many locations. Persistent office to residential conversions continue to constrain supply and push up rents.
15 January 2018
The EU referendum has created a favourable landscape for overseas investment. While volatility acts as a break on domestic spending, the weak pound creates a big incentive for international investors. In the first three quarters of 2017, Chinese investors spent £6.4bn on UK property: up from £2bn in the same period in 2015.
12 January 2018
Commercial and residential landlords of property in England and Wales will be hit by the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation, coming into effect from 1 April 2018. This could affect financial statements, cash flow forecasts and covenant reviews.
11 January 2018
Despite economic and political uncertainty, the UK is still amongst the epicentres of real estate activity globally. While some UK investors have started to flirt with international opportunities, an overwhelming majority will continue to focus on domestic markets over the next two years.
15 December 2017
The Treasury has issued a consultation paper introducing proposals for new tax charges for UK commercial property held through international structures. The proposals could have a significant financial impact on UK investment decisions, and could conceivably put a break on property development across the country.
29 November 2017
Residential landlords will also be hit, unable to rent out their underperforming properties. Penalties will be less than the commercial side, ranging from £1,000 to £5,000 depending on the breach for non-compliance. Although there will be exemptions available through the Public Exemptions Register.
29 November 2017
Find out more about the key facts surrounding the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.