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Posted: 23rd March
By: rlf

RICS Economy and Property Market Update

The RICS Economy and Property Market Update is a quarterly assessment of key macro, real estate and construction trends. It is designed to provide a concise summary of both recent market newsflow and expectations.

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Posted: 15th March
By: rlf

Our latest report

Our latest Market Pulse report draws on in-depth interviews with eight residential developers across the UK, from Brighton to Glasgow.  We explore the impact Covid is likely to have on urban residential development over the next 12-24 months, and how this sits with challenges presented by Brexit and the wider pressures the sector faces.

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I hope you find this useful and thought-pro...

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Posted: 11th March
By: rlf

Budget 2021: ‘Super Deductions’ for capital allowances a welcome boost for the sector

The Chancellor has unlocked significant cash reserves through increased capital allowances tax relief.  It is anticipated that this initiative will result in savings of £20-30 billion over the next few years for the sector and will stimulate more immediate investment in future projects.

Whether this takes the form of facilitating project viability, or encouraging clients to bring projects forward, the savings, w...

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Posted: 26th February
By: rlf

What are the pitfalls to avoid when acquiring a distressed construction project?

The perfect storm

There is an expectancy within the community of insolvency practitioners that we will see a significant rise in distressed projects in the market later this year. Building on this picture, Barclays have very recently reported that they have made a provision of £4.8 billion for loan defaults due to the pandemic and other major lenders are expected to follow suit in the coming weeks. Distressed pro...

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Posted: 11th February
By: rlf

The ugly reality of the Building Safety Fund

 

With all the recent headlines on how high-rise tenants are being hit by large bills for the replacement of unsafe cladding, it is good news that the government is reconsidering its position on what should be covered in the Building Safety Fund, albeit rather late in the day.

The question rightly being asked is how on earth have we found ourselves in this position, three and a half years after Grenfell?
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Posted: 29th January
By: rlf

RLF appointed on Loughborough University Framework

RLF is delighted to announce its appointment to the Principal Designer Lot on the four-year construction consultancy framework for Loughborough University.  This appointment further underlines our reputation as a trusted advisor to the Higher Education Sector.

Our proven track record as sector specialists has seen RLF appointed to numerous University frameworks providing Project Management, Cost Management and Em...

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