Property

The "Property" category on our business blog is a comprehensive resource for all things related to offices, land, homes, and commercial real estate. Explore insights into property investment, management, development, and trends that shape the real estate market. Whether you're a business looking for the perfect office space, an investor seeking opportunities in land or commercial properties, or an entrepreneur exploring the housing market, this section offers expert advice and analysis. From location strategies to property financing, the "Property" category helps you navigate the complexities of real estate in today's dynamic business environment.

Is A UK House Price Crash Coming?

One of the key ways in which the resilience of the UK economy is often measured is the average cost of purchasing a house. If house prices are lower, then overall wealth is also lower, because houses are one of the main ways in which wealth manifests itself. This also means that spending is often lower when house prices fall, which can also lead to negative economic consequences. As

HS2: A Ticket To The Future Of UK Transport

The HS2 project is one of the biggest talking points in the UK right now when it comes to transport. There are many who say that HS2 is going to be an incredibly impactful and beneficial addition to UK infrastructure, while others believe that it’s coming too little too late and that the project to install the line has done more harm than good. We thought we’d take a step back and look at HS2

A Comprehensive Overview of London’s Most Budget-Friendly Property Locations

Navigating the property market in London can be overwhelming, given its reputation for exorbitant real estate prices. Yet, affordable options are available in various parts of the city. This guide aims to shed light on some of the most economically viable regions in London to purchase property, offering insights to aid in your purchasing decision. 1. Barking and Dagenham Situated in East

Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Living

In a rapidly urbanizing world, cities are increasingly tasked with accommodating burgeoning populations while ensuring sustainability and maintaining livability. One innovative solution that has emerged to meet these challenges is the concept of Smart Cities. Envisioned as the urban centers of the future, Smart Cities leverage technology, data, and intelligent design to improve the quality of

The Future Of Architecture: Technological Trends Shaping The UK’s Buildings

Architecture is one of the most exciting and forward-thinking disciplines in the world. Combining practicality and artistic aesthetic, architecture is a great way for designers to express themselves while also building structures that will serve a definite, concrete (no pun intended) purpose. As you might imagine, the world of architecture is no less affected by the inevitable march of

Buyers and Sellers: What does Sold Subject to Contract (SSTC) mean?

Sold Subject to Contract (SSTC) is a common term used in the United Kingdom real estate market. It describes a property in the process of being sold, but where the contracts have not yet been exchanged. This means the sale is not yet legally binding and either the buyer or the seller can back out without facing serious penalties. However, backing out at this stage can still lead to some financial

Exploring the Incredible Heights of the World’s Tallest Buildings

The world has been captivated by the incredible heights of the world's tallest buildings. From the Empire State Building to the Burj Khalifa, these towering behemoths have been the subject of fascination for centuries. In this blog post, we'll be exploring the 15 tallest buildings in the world, their features, history, and effects on the environment. We'll also be discussing the

Agile Post COVID – need for culture ‘reset’

As we emerge from lockdown, one thing is virtually guaranteed – the world of work has changed and going back to the way work was conducted before is not going to happen. Social distancing creates a need to do things differently in all environments. Our place of work will be impacted to a greater or lesser degree – but there will be an impact. The ‘work from home’ bubble has been burst for a…

Spaceless Growth – hidden opportunity

Growth is now on the agenda for many organisations, but this is not growth at any cost. For some the focus is still on retrenchment, and cost cutting remains a key focus. Whether the organisation is expanding, contracting or striving to maintain the “status quo” its work space should reflect actual need, operate at peak efficiency supporting the workforce and its workstyles in the most…

The Place of Workstyle in Office Development

The key role of office property is to support an organisation and its people in the activity of work. The office is not the only place of work and although it is often seen as the hub for many organisations, its role is changing as technology enables and financial strictures demand new ways of working. Many public and private Corporations are now looking to extend agile working across their…

Who Needs Offices? Downsizing in a downsized World

Over the past several years the news media has been full of stories about spending cuts and their impact on employment and services. Cuts continue in some sectors despite an increasingly healthier growing economy with headlines still highlighting job cut threats - many in administrative, support and back office functions. From new government announcements it is clear…

Property Internal Charging – end of the “free resource”

The age of property as a “free resource” in large organisations, owned and managed by “silos” is rapidly disappearing. In the current austere climate, it is now imperative that Occupier Departments and their management teams fully understand the value, impact and are accountable for the cost of holding and occupying space not only to their department or service but to their Organisation, or in the…

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