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.
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.
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.
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.
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.