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Brownfield development costs reduce
Howard Freedman

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
Howard Freedman

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
Howard Freedman

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.

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
Howard Freedman

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.

Property sector goes green: preparing for MEES
Howard Freedman

29 November 2017

The biggest shake up for landlords will impact from April next year. Commercial and residential landlords will be hit by the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation, coming into effect from 1 April 2018.

The private rented sector needs to go green
Howard Freedman

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
Howard Freedman

29 November 2017

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

What should you do?
Howard Freedman

29 November 2017

The first step is to check whether your building falls within the scope of the legislation? If it does, are there any exceptions?

Where is the UK property sector heading beyond 2016?
Howard Freedman

12 September 2016

The past 12 months began with huge growth with investors continuing to buy into the sector at incredible pace, no doubt looking to benefit from the 40 per cent hike in commercial property prices over the past six years.

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