By Eric Curran at DM Hall Chartered Surveyors While it remains prudent to be careful what you wish for, it is sometimes quietly satisfying to see a situation which has been long and devoutly anticipated actually come to pass.
Highbridge Properties director Guy Marsden on the rise of flexible offices. By now, almost everyone will be familiar with the benefits of flexible working, where the traditional 9-5 is shunned in favour of work patterns that better suit an employee’s life circumstances. But the rise of flexibl
Rebecca Barrass provides an insight on a Court of Appeal ruling into a ‘smash and grab’ construction case. Back in March of this year, we issued an update “Smash and Grab”: where are we now? following Mr Justice Coulson’s decision in S&T (UK) LTD v Grove Development
Commercial real estate specialist Jonathan Seddon discusses the Brexit concerns that now regularly feature in construction contract negotiations and the implications being felt with regards to workforce and tariffs. With less than five months to go until the UK formally leaves the EU, Brexit concern
Housing minister Kevin Stewart blogs about rights of appeal in planning, ahead of Stage 2 of the Planning Bill today. As stage 2 of the Planning Bill continues, the Local Government and Communities Committee will soon be looking at rights of appeal in planning. This is about whether any person shoul
Eric Curran at DM Hall on the changes in the surveyor sector which he has witnessed firsthand over the last 40 years. It is a sobering thought that 40 years have slipped by since I first ran a tape measure across the inside of a house and popped my head under the floorboards.
By Rodney Whyte, partner and property and planning specialist at legal firm Pinsent Masons As a specialist in land acquisition and housebuilding, it was encouraging to note that revenue from the Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) in the last full financial year rose by 12.8% to £546 mill
Planning minister Kevin Stewart blogs about the Planning (Scotland) Bill and what’s next for Stage 2 consideration. Development management in the spotlight as Stage 2 scrutiny of the Planning Bill continues.