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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.

CLICK HERE to read the report

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: 20th October
By: rlf

Survey Results

RLF recently surveyed a wide range of Contractors across the UK (see below) and captured their candid and sometimes surprising feedback on the commercial challenges ahead. Of particular interest to Clients will be Contractors’ outlook on material shortages, construction costs, programme delays and how risk might impact tender pricing.

Our full survey results are shown at the end of this article. Here are the hea...

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Posted: 21st July
By: rlf

How might Contractors seek to recover their losses and what can we do to protect against it?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that our clients across the UK have been asking us in recent weeks.

RLF Partner, Sean Clemons discusses the issues and the guiding principles.

Sean Clemons
E: sean.clemons@rlf.co.uk
T: +44 (0) 1273 325781
M: +44 (0) 7825 918 992

Covid-19 has had a profound commercial impact for all Contractors. Every single one of their construction projects will ...

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