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By introducing software designed specifically for the property sector (aka PropTech), businesses can streamline their management business, allowing them to scale more easily or simply reduce the cost of their current business.
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Streamlining your property portfolio, how PropTech is making management easy

Changes to stamp duty and a lettings fee ban protecting tenants means several new costs have now been placed on property managers by the government. This means that property managers are now looking for ways to reduce costs in other areas. One of the ways to do this is to reduce time (and therefore money) spent on admin. By introducing software designed specifically for the property sector (aka PropTech), businesses can streamline their management business, allowing them to scale more…

Smart meters have been a part of the energy sector for years, with many households switching to them to make their energy consumption more efficient.
Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

Are you making the most of smart meters in your business?

Smart meters have been a part of the energy sector for years, with many households switching to them to make their energy consumption more efficient. However, are these also beneficial for small businesses? If you want to find out whether a smart meter could help lower costs and save energy at your company building, find out everything you need to know about smart meters from commercial gas leader, Flogas…  How did the smart meter rise in popularity? The history of…

New Housing Project at Dundee
Residential

New Housing Project at Dundee

A new regeneration plan has commenced this week in the Whitfield area of Dundee. Local developer, D J Laing Homes, returned to the area to start work on their latest development and follow the success of the 200 homes they built previously in Ballumbie. “We are delighted to return to the Ballumbie area 10 years on since our previous development. Our new development will be of a high quality complimenting the new housing stock in Dundee and assisting the further…

Work Continues on Manchester Development
Planning & Developments

Work Continues on Manchester Development

Work on a new £12 million storage facility at Manchester’s historic Rocket site is progressing. Building firm Triton Construction is delivering the 92,000 sq ft scheme for Big Yellow Self Storage Company, which has owned the land for 12 years but only recently secured planning consent. “Whilst this should be a relatively straightforward five storey build, we have to take extra care and adjust our methods to adhere to the strict vibration monitoring that is being undertaken by Network Rail.”…

New Leisure Centre in Maidenhead
Planning & Developments

New Leisure Centre in Maidenhead

A new leisure centre will be built by Wates in Maidenhead, Berkshire. The £32.8 million Braywick Leisure Centre will replace the current 40-year-old Magnet Leisure Centre in Braywick Park and it will include a new 10-lane swimming pool, larger training and splash pools, a 200-station gym, four squash courts, a larger sports hall, improved accessibility for disabled users and sports teams, and 500 car parking spaces. The firms that are interested in securing work on the project are invited to…

Durkan Secures the Thamesmead Regeneration Scheme
Planning & Developments

Durkan Secures the Thamesmead Regeneration Scheme

The first phase of Peabody Housing Association’s Thamesmead regeneration scheme in London will be delivered by contractor Durkan. The developer has signed a deal to deliver the £45 million Southmere Village Phase 1A, which includes 130 new homes, an energy centre with associated district heat network, commercial space and parking and a range of formal and informal public spaces. “We’re delighted to be working with Peabody to deliver this exciting new development for the capital. At Durkan we’re conscious of…

New Build Mortgages from Virgin Money
Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

New Build Mortgages from Virgin Money

Virgin Money has announced the launch of a new range of fixed-rate mortgages for new build homes, which will include a two-year fixed rate up to 90% LTV at 2.19% and a three-year option at 2.44%, both with a £995 product fee and £300 cashback. A five-year fixed deal will also be available at 2.85%. Andrew Montlake, director at adviser firm Coreco, said it’s good to see more lenders coming to the fore in this part of the market: "This…

The Family Home Allowance
Residential

The Family Home Allowance

The Residence Nil Rate Band, or the family home allowance, has become more generous, rising to £125,000 for this tax year and making it easier to pass on the family home. However, there are a number of qualifying conditions that need to be passed in order to be eligible for it. More and more estates are pushed over the inheritance tax threshold limit as it has frozen at £325,000 since April 2019. Inheritance Tax receipt stood at £4.9 billion in…

Springfield Properties Employs 500 People
Business, Money, Legal & Jobs

Springfield Properties Employs 500 People

Springfield Properties is cementing its position as one of Scotland’s leading employers by announcing that it has grown from 206 employees in 2011 to over 500 staff today. Since the start of the year, Springfield has recruited nine office based employees in Larbert and Elgin in positions ranging from IT Systems Administrator to Commercial Manager. “Reaching 500 employees is a key milestone for the company. Springfield is poised to play a significant part in the delivery of the many new…

Dementia Care Village at Wirral Waters
Planning & Developments

Dementia Care Village at Wirral Waters

Peel Land and Property has started a partnership with care provider Belong to build a dementia care village in Wirral Waters. The planning application has already been submitted to Wirral Council and awaits approval. The development will include a range of village centre amenities open to the public, such as bistro, specialist gym, hair salon and a few function rooms. It will also offer housing options to cater for a spectrum of abilities, including 34 one and two bedroom apartments…