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24th June 2019
Home CGT plan criticised
Posted by The Oracle Group
A daily roundup of all the key property news and views.Labour has been criticised for considering plans to tax people on an increase in the value of their home. A report commissioned by the party says that applying Capital Gains Tax to main residences "would allow us to limit the wealth inequality arising from the housing boom". The report says that "a well-designed tax system would remove [the expectation of profits on resale]
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21st June 2019
£1m investment brings four new tenants and record rent to Enterprise House on Team Valley
Knight Frank has secured four new office tenants within three months for a newly-refurbished office and retail complex on Team Valley in Gateshead - smashing the expectations of the landlord, UK Land Estates.
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21st June 2019
Do Historic or Listed Buildings require an EPC?
Posted by Survey Hub Ltd
Before the introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which came into force on April 1st 2018, the answer would have been ‘no’, however we are now revising our advice in accordance with MEES.If you are selling an historic or listed property, an EPC will be not be required.
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21st June 2019
5 Benefits of an Employee Engagement and Workplace Happiness
An engaged, happy team is one of the most powerful assets that a business can possess. With numerous academic studies connecting workplace happiness with commercial success, a growing number of organisations are starting to cultivate happiness and contentment amongst their teams as a strategy to drive success.  
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21st June 2019
Living Walls, Plants and Air Pollution
Posted by Scotscape
Toxic air around our children, especially in large towns and cities is high on the media agenda and rightly so, with increased levels of childhood asthma and respiratory illness on the rise tackling air pollution from every angle is crucial.
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21st June 2019
Global Design Solutions-Art of control – UdK Berlin
In a world-first application, GDS Special Projects created a unique LED lighting control system at UNI.T, the Theater of the Berlin University of the Arts.The Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) is the largest art school in Europe and is attended by more than 3,500 students. 
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21st June 2019
Pure Town Planning- Approved extension to factory building in Ferndown
Posted by Pure Town Planning
Dorset Council: Pure Town Planning Director, Dan Wilden is pleased to have secured planning permission for the extension of a factory building at a site in the Ferndown Industrial Estate. The plans were produced by Nabney Plans.
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21st June 2019
Seaside property hotspots
Posted by The Oracle Group
A daily roundup of all the key property news and views. Seven of the top ten most expensive coastal towns are in the southwest of England, including Salcombe, Padstow and Dartmouth, making it the highest-priced region, according to analysis byZoopla for Jackson-Stops.
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20th June 2019
UK's Q1 Commercial Real Estate Transactions Report
Posted by Datscha
Commercial property transaction volumes during Q1 2019 totalled £12.1bn*. This is 40% lower than the same period in 2018 and has been driven by the UK’s delay from leaving the EU. There were two notable deals that completed during the quarter (the £1.2bn sale and leaseback of Goldman Sach’s HQ and the £1.6bn sale of Battersea Power Station) but those were announced during 2018.
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20th June 2019
Estate Agency 2.1: The Eureka Moment?
Posted by Properganda
In 2006, when I first started to evangelise about 'the future of estate agency being online', I was convinced that democratisation, commoditisation and cheaper fees facilitated by centralisation, technology and the consequential cost savings, would prevail.After trying rather hard for ten years to bring this about via Emoov, it turns out that I was wrong, at least in part.
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20th June 2019
London dragging on UK house prices
Posted by The Oracle Group
A daily roundup of all the key property news and views.London continues to drag on UK house prices, according to data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with the capital enduring the lowest annual growth out of any region with prices falling 1.2% over the year to April 2019.  
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19th June 2019
Duty Holder? Are You Compliant?
The duty to manage asbestos is contained in regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.The dutyholder is the owner of the non-domestic premises or the person or organisation that has clear responsibility for the maintenance or repair of non-domestic premises, for example through an explicit agreement such as a tenancy agreement or contract.
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