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Reactions: On the BoE’s emergency interest rate cut

Industry insiders share their thoughts on the Bank of England’s decision to cut the base interest rate by 0.5%, taking it back down to a mere 0.25%, as part of a package of emergency measures to cope with the economic effects of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Learning from other cultures is key to shaping our industry

As Europe’s biggest networking jamboree faces an exodus of big names over coronavirus fears, Chris Dietz of global real estate community LeadingRE explains why meeting new people and learning about different cultures and customs is the best part of a job in prime resi…

Make Good Not War: Snagging and the law

It may be customary for a contractor to return to a completed project and rectify defects at no cost to the client, but the common law has to date provided little protection if this doesn’t happen, writes Kieran Fano

The big problem facing London’s top estate agencies

After twenty years with some of the biggest firms in the PCL market, this senior agency insider – who has asked to remain anonymous – is sensing a ‘huge change’ in the air, with potentially serious consequences for the industry’s major players…