By Andrea Arnall, Planning, Director, at planning and development consultancy Turley  It is widely acknowledged that town centres play a symbolic role in representing the values and priorities of their wider community and region; often showcasing accla...
By David Wilson, chief operating officer, Leaders Romans Group The more the world learns about climate change, the more we realise that we all have a part to play in halting it – and that extends to how we live, and our housing too. When it comes to gr...
By Wybo Wijnbergen, CEO, infinitSpace The commercial real estate industry currently finds itself trapped between two seismic cultural shifts – the urgency to respond to the climate emergency and a significant change in working patterns, accelerated by ...
By Guy Evans, property litigation lawyer at Thomson Snell & Passmore The government has published its Fairer Private Rented Sector white paper, setting out proposals for the biggest changes to the private rented sector in the last twenty years. But...
By Philip Allin, associate director at Boyer London Across the country, there is a growing awareness of the concept of achieving water neutrality. In certain areas this is creating a significant barrier to the delivery of new development. Specifically ...
By Emma Dickson, technical director at Arcadis Employers in the construction industry in Scotland hardly need to be reminded of the skills shortages which are hampering the industry as it continues to focus on recovery – shortages which are coming clos...
By Dave Rudge, operations manager at REACT Specialist Cleaning The UK’s so-called ‘housing crisis’ has grown into one of our country’s biggest challenges over the past decade. The lack of affordable, high quality accommodation has meant many, including...
By Mark Jones, partner and commercial property expert at law firm, Shakespeare Martineau Since the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an irreversible shift towards hybrid working. Some businesses no longer need huge office spaces and with many companies...
By Emma Stevenson-Smith, legal assistant at Thomson Snell & Passmore There are a number of issues which should be checked carefully when taking security over residential properties. Below are some of the most common issues we encounter. Planning an...
By Paul Brett, managing director, intermediaries, Landbay Consumers are only now beginning to adjust to April’s hike in fuel prices and, with another hefty increase in bills expected in October, higher energy costs are set to present continuing challen...