A VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE – REDEVELOPMENT, REFURBISHMENT AND BUSINESS RATES

Harris Lamb has welcomed the long-awaited decision from the Supreme Court following the Monk v Newbigin case.  The Court unanimously allowed S J & J Monk’s appeal against the Valuation Office in the long-running case centred around how property undergoing refurbishment or redevelopment is valued. The case centred around an office building that was undergoing a major scheme of renovati...

DESPERATELY SEEKING A SOLUTION: AWAITING THE HOUSING WHITE PAPER

Sam Silcocks on the eagerly awaited Housing White Paper There has been much speculation – and some disappointment – surrounding the forthcoming Housing White Paper that Communities Secretary Sajid Javid committed to reveal following last year’s Autumn Statement. The speculation surrounds the ‘radical’ plans to boost housing provision that Javid assured MPs that this document would...

Amazon swoops in with a potential solution to the industrial stock shortage

By Alex Eagleton, Commercial Agency When the Industrial Agency team sat down at the end of 2016 to discuss our expectations for the year ahead, we were focused on the key issues that most impact on us: access links, supply not meeting demand and a reluctance to invest in speculative development. One thing we hadn’t factored in was the possibility of Flying Warehouses. It might sound lik...

We need a Champion for Housing

By Chris Jones, Head of Residential & Affordable Housing With a number of reports being published centred upon Britain’s spiralling housing crisis, it’s clear that we need to see housing as a national issue and prioritise it as such- the symptoms of poor political dogma and vision over many years has left a desperate situation. [caption id="attachment_15540" align="alignleft" width="29...