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15 April 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

South East enjoys investment boom

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Investment in the UK commercial property sector totalled £20.5 billion in the final quarter of 2014, 26 per cent up on the previous quarter and the highest quarterly performance on record, according to a new report.

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Calls for politicians to clarify what will follow Help to Buy

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Mortgage lenders have urged the Government to find a replacement for the help-to-buy scheme before it comes to an end next year.

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14 April 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

Developer, Contractor, Consultant, Landlord or Tenant: Who is the Principal Designer on a Construction Project?

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (’CDM Regulations’) 2015 came into force on 6 April this year. Transitional arrangements allow existing CDM Co-ordinators appointed under the CDM Regulations 2007 to continue in that role until 6 October 2015, but for any new project (and any existing project from 6 October onwards) a ‘Principal Designer’ must be appointed in place of the CDM Co-ordinator. Property and construction documents should be updated to reference both the new role of ‘Principal Designer’ and the ‘CDM Regulations 2015’.

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1 April 2015 0 Comments Posted in News, Opinion, Real Estate

Legislation agreed to put a stop to retaliatory evictions

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A new law banning so-called “revenge evictions” was passed by the House of Lords earlier this month. The new rules, introduced as part of the Deregulation Bill, will render an eviction invalid if a tenant has previously made a complaint …

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25 March 2015 0 Comments Posted in News, Opinion, Real Estate

Property disputes lawyer joins Withy King

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A solicitor specialising in property disputes has joined our Oxford office as an associate. Tim Reid, who studied at Oxford Brookes University and lives in Banbury, joins Withy King from Brethertons. As an accredited and experienced mediator, Tim acts for …

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2 March 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

Another good year ahead for capital’s commercial property market

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London is set to continue leading the way on commercial property rental growth in 2015, according to an industry expert.

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30 January 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

London’s commercial property market is booming

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Investment in central London’s commercial property market has reached its highest level since before the financial crash.

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First-time buyers on the rise

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The number of first-time buyers in the UK has hit a seven year high.

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19 December 2014 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

Overseas investors take biggest commercial property stake

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Overseas investors have for the first time overtaken UK institutions to become the largest owners of UK commercial property, new data has revealed.

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Revision to stamp duty announced in Autumn Statement

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Radical reforms of stamp duty, announced earlier this month, triggered a surge in high-end property deals.

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8 December 2014 0 Comments Posted in News

Withy King plays active role in award-winning Abbey Sands development

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The property team at law firm Withy King has played an active role in the development of an award-winning, mixed-use development by Havard Estates in a prime seafront location in Torquay, Devon. Withy King is now involved in the pre-letting …

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11 November 2014 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

“Exceptional” forecast for the UK’s commercial property market

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The UK commercial property market may achieve returns of over 20% in 2014, making it the strongest return the country has seen in the last 25 years, according to new research.

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