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  1. The developing world of student accommodation
    01 Nov, 2017
    The developing world of student accommodation
    Student accommodation in the 21st Century is a world away from the traditional halls of residence. Andy Jansons, managing director of Jansons Property, casts a developer's eye over this fast evolving market. Cinema rooms, PlayStation facilities and private dining areas illustrate how student accommodation has become one of the most exciting sectors for new developments in recent years. This once relatively-small market has evolved to a point where the major pension funds are now established
  2. How chancel repair liability continues to affect landowners
    17 Oct, 2017
    How chancel repair liability continues to affect landowners
    Despite changes in 2013, an ancient law could still present landowners with a large unexpected bill. BrookStreet Des Roches partner Rebecca Thomas explains.  CHANCEL REPAIR LIABILITY – IS IT STILL AN ISSUE? Chancel repair liability has the potential to leave property owners with a large bill to pay towards the upkeep of their local church. In October 2013, the law relating to chancel repair changed so that chancel repair liability stopped being an overriding interest – but what does this mean
  3. Permitted development: Positive or Negative?
    16 Oct, 2017
    Permitted development: Positive or Negative?
    Charles Royle, assistant portfolio manager for AEW UK, argues that Bracknell has done well from Permitted Development rights and questions the use of an Article 4 Direction. The introduction of permitted development rights for change of use from offices (B1a) to residential use (C3) in 2013 has been a huge benefit for the Thames Valley (TV) office market. Councils, landlords and occupiers have all gained from permitted development in different ways. * Councils have, according to DCLG, seen an
  4. A Thames Valley snapshot with Andy Jansons
    27 Jul, 2017
    A Thames Valley snapshot with Andy Jansons
    While the image of the Thames Valley’s office market is one of resilience, the differences between its main towns will influence the way occupiers and investors make decisions. Andy Jansons, managing director of Jansons Property, gives a snapshot of the main centres. Reading Reading’s rallying cry in recent years has been its relative value compared to London. But quoting rents in some of the prime new town centre office locations are almost reaching £40 per sq ft which, in my view, leaves too

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