Industry Insights


Tuesday 20th February 2018

A new Code for telecommunications apparatus came into force at the end of 2017. The code will apply to mobile phone masts but also any wire, cable, tube, pipe or similar thing, used in connection with the provision of electronic communications. The new Code is a Government attempt to…

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Nicola Davies
Paris Smith LLP


The Tenant Fee Ban: Landlords Beware!

Thursday 9th November 2017

THE TENANT FEE BAN Last week the government published its response to the consultation on banning letting agent fees to tenants along with a draft bill. The level of fees charged by letting agents and some landlords are often not clearly or consistently explained, leaving…

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Sarah Smith
Home Hub Southampton


A boom in student housing and the rise of co-living will change the face of towns and cities along the South Coast over the next 10 years

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Findings presented in today's South Coast Metropole breakfast seminar SOUTHAMPTON, October 19 2017 – The student housing market is booming and JLL predicts that it will account for £1 in every £10 invested in UK commercial property 2017. JLL says the trend is being replicated in…

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Nella Pang


Sourcing Development Finance

Wednesday 1st November 2017

In a previous life I worked for one of the High Street Banks, and after some years managing high performing teams, came back to Commercial Banking in 2003. At that time I was working in Winchester and every other client I met was a property investor – or so it seemed. The majority of…

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Steve Fahy
Working Capital Specialists Ltd


Day in the life of Jon Huggett – Principal Transport Planner at Paul Basham Associates

Tuesday 31st October 2017

One of the most common questions Transport Planners come across is ‘What does a Transport Planner do?’ The simplest answer is that we deal with the various highways elements within the development planning process, for example designing access arrangements, undertaking traffic impact…

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Paul Basham
Paul Basham Associates Ltd


OVERAGE – “but of course that’s what was meant!"

Friday 27th October 2017

Overage (or uplift) is often incorporated in the sale of land for development and allows for both an element of the consideration to be deferred and for a landowner to share in any unexpected uplift in the profitability of the development. Overage Agreements are possibly some of…

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Victoria Onoufriou
Paris Smith LLP

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