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Next stop Côte d’Azur for RSM’s European Real Estate Group
Howard Freedman

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.

Brownfield development costs reduce

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?

Sustainability moves up agenda

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.

Office pressures continue

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.

Will Chinese capital continue?

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.

Accounting impact of the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards legislation
Howard Freedman

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.

UK holds onto its crown

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.

All change for commercial property?

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.

The private rented sector needs to go green

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.

Key facts for MEES

29 November 2017

Find out more about the key facts surrounding the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.

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