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Planning Tricks and Traps: How We Used Planning to Unlock £10 Million | David Kemp planning property development

It is not the strongest or most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change.” Charles Darwin

New planning reforms in August 2020 opened up the possibility of new permitted development rights and new use classes. These changes have opened up the possibility of...

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Top 6 Eco-Friendly Home Improvements for 2022 and Beyond | Giovanni Patania architecture eco-friendly environmentally friendly home improvement

It’s no surprise the world has become more environmentally conscious. The rapid rise of fossil fuels over the last century has led to climate change concerns, accelerating the adoption of a sustainable way of life.

This is a concern affecting us and all future generations, and we need to...

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Little Wolford in Warwickshire | Emma Morby historic property little wolford

Little Wolford originates from the 15th century and is the perfect Grade II listed Manor House. Keeping many of its original features, you are taken back in time through its great hall and minstrels gallery. The property also has a gate lodge, separate cottage and outstanding views over the 34...

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Thinking Green for an Urban Retreat | Holly Gannon interior design interiors wellness

In collaboration with London-based McQueens Flowers, Milc created the perfect urban retreat with wellness at its core within Shoreditch-based development The Makers.

The large-scale development has a striking silhouette with an interconnected podium and tower, reaching 28 storeys. A generous...

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On the Move: A Pioneering Jersey Hotel Development with Ultra-low Energy Ambitions | Doug Johnson energy property development sustainability

The past year has seen the construction industry navigate another year of ups and downs, and once again, sustainability and decarbonisation have been at the top of the agenda. The bombardment of media attention and government announcements have peaked this month with COP26, where mounting...

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Lenders’ Perspective: HMOs vs Multi-unit Freehold Blocks vs Short-term Lets vs Assisted Living | Lee Langley lending property finance

At OnPoint Mortgages we have always worked with investors attracted by the yields in many houses in multiple occupation (HMO).

An HMO is classified as a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from 1 ‘household’ (for example a family) but share facilities like the...

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Why Was the Triple Lock Suspended and Does This Affect My Self-invested Pension? | George Ttouli pensions property finance sipp ssas triple lock suspension

Firstly let me explain what the triple lock was. Some readers will know this was the system used by the government to determine the annual increase of the state pension.

It was announced in early September by Therese Coffey, the Work and Pensions Secretary, that the triple lock is to be...

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Focus on ESG | Michael Bristow esg lending property finance real estate

In the first in a series of ESG-related articles, CrowdProperty looks to demystify this broad topic with a particular focus on its importance both in the real estate sector and from a lending perspective.

There will be many of us who have become familiar with the acronym ESG in recent times,...

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Key Highlights from the ‘Build Back Better’ Budget Breakdown | Jake Pearlman finance property finance

On 27 October the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, presented his “Build Back Better” budget with ambitions to level up and reduce regional inequality. Compared to previous budgets, where the property sector suffered both new and increase taxes, this time the sector, other than the large...

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Cash Is King – That’s Why We Have Upped Our Gearing | Roxana Mohammadian-Molina finance lending property finance specialist development finance lender

Property developers know well that cash is king and that being able to get higher gearing from a lender can make or break a property deal. Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, Chief Strategy Officer at specialist development finance lender Blend Network, argues that as the pandemic ebbs, we need to get...

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5 Tips For Sustainable Retrofitting Of Commercial Buildings | Giovanni Patania architecture retrofitting sustainability

Sustainability and eco-friendly are at the top of everybody’s mind right now. From media to politicians to corporates and even us, everyday citizens.

A huge Climate Change conference with world leaders concluded in the UK in early November 2021, conclusions of which have kept alive the...

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Case Study: One Bishopsgate Plaza | Holly Gannon interior design interiors one bishopsgate plaza

Luxury design and a flawless finish completed across three incredible spaces. Milc were instructed to create three inspiring show apartments for One Bishopsgate Plaza which is home to the Pan Pacific Hotel London as an escape from the bustling city below, each one with a beautiful, original...

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