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Tackling the housing crisis

In the week that Jeremy Hunt announced his campaign aspiration to build 1.5 million additional low cost houses for young people over the next 10 years, Mike Frisby of Mike Frisby Wealth Creation hosted a Co-Living Super Conference with a panel of well regarded co-living industry “pioneers”, attended by over 150 people. Members of the […]

One Silk Road Property Development & Investment

One Silk Road Property Development & Investment brings together professionals operating in the property arena, encompaassing a range of skills and services, including property development, architecture and interior design, legal services, banking and finance and marketing consultancy. The latest brochure is available to view online here and if you would like to join this growing […]

See How Your (Micro) Garden Grows

When looking to sell or rent a residential property we all know that the aroma of fresh coffee will do much to evoke a sense of home and will help those viewing the property to imagine they have already moved in. But well maintained and attractive window boxes or balcony planters will further enhance the […]

This Scepter’d Isle

“Talking shop” is a pejorative term, although from time-to-time you can’t help wondering whether a little more “jaw jawing” between our political servants and a little less ill-considered action might not have been a more appropriate response to Brexit. However, it is what it is. Having said that, David Davis seems a jolly sort – […]

The ghosts of retail past

Simon Turton of Opera Public Relations considers how re-imagined town centres could help to provide much-needed housing and would create reinvigorated urban spaces that are once again a pleasure to visit.     When my parents married in the early 1960s just about everything they needed — from sardines to screwdrivers and from lightbulbs to […]

Continental Drift

Now that Article 50 has finally been triggered, consultant solicitor, Tony Houghton, examines the likely impact in the commercial property field.   Some tenants may wish to relocate from UK Plc and walk away from their leasehold obligations, either by service of a tenant’s “break” clause on notice or allowing the lease of their shop […]

Act now or miss out on tax relief

Michael Doree, a London-based capital allowance consultant at Catax Solutions, explains how landlords and property owners could be missing out financially by not claiming the capital allowances to which they are legally entitled.   Given the current housing shortfall, relaxing the planning rules to allow more office-to-residential conversions makes sense; but it doesn’t make sense […]