Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Surveyors' update - January 2020

Surveyors' update - January 2020

Market Conditions 2020: What Lies Ahead Political uncertainty and economic concerns, both at home and abroad, coupled with the onward march of ...

Market Conditions 2020: What Lies Ahead

Market Conditions 2020: What Lies Ahead

In many respects 2019 was a bit of a stagnant year for the property sector. On the residential side, transactional volumes were significantly depresse ...

Flexible workplaces - The PropTech effect

Flexible workplaces - The PropTech effect

Real estate and flexibility have not traditionally gone hand in hand. Dealings with property have a reputation for being slow moving, time consuming a ...

Government responds to the paper published by the Science and Technology Committee on Japanese Knotweed and the Built Environment

Government responds to the paper published by the Science and Technology Committee on Japanese Knotweed and the Built Environment

Following the Committee’s paper of 16 May 2019, the Government has welcomed the Committee’s findings, agreeing that Japanese knotweed (“JK”) may have ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Corporate Housekeeping and SPVs – Avoiding Obvious Traps

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Corporate Housekeeping and SPVs – Avoiding Obvious Traps

Failure to comply with the filing requirements of Companies House can inadvertently cause havoc in property transactions.

Seeds of Change - is Japanese knotweed undergoing a radical image overhaul?

Seeds of Change - is Japanese knotweed undergoing a radical image overhaul?

With news that RICS is in the process of updating its guidance on how surveyors should deal with Japanese knotweed, the House of Commons Science and T ...

DAC Beachcroft's PropTech team

DAC Beachcroft's PropTech team

The increased use of technology in property is generating a new wealth of data and information and bringing greater choice, speed and efficiency. Succ ...

Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market - the government response

Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market - the government response

On 21 December 2017 the Department for Communities and Local Government released its formal response to its consultation aimed at tackling unfair prac ...

Ground rents: The calm before the storm?

Ground rents: The calm before the storm?

This is a topic which has received a huge amount of attention over the last 12 months, culminating in the government's consultation paper on leasehold ...

Autumn Statement 2016 – trick or treat

Autumn Statement 2016 – trick or treat

Aside from the many economic uncertainties presented by the Brexit challenge, this week brought us the first Autumn Statement from the new chancellor, ...