Lord Andrew Hay has retired from Knight Frank after nearly 40 years. Here he talks to PrimeResi about his future plans, the future of Knight Frank (with some big changes ahead), and how to weather another global market crisis.
Martin’s Properties has offered all its vacant residential properties to NHS staff for free during the Covid-19 crisis, fully furnished by Carol Anne Designs.
UPDATED: “Home buyers and renters should, as far as possible, delay moving to a new house” says the Government. But moves are still possible and happening. Here’s some in-depth guidance from the Ministry of Housing and from The Law Society on how to transact safely during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Major property developers are closing down construction sites, despite Government advice that housebuilding can continue through the Covid-19 lockdown.
Influential classical designer Professor Robert Adam is to step down from his eponymous architecture firm in April.
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China’s property market flatlined as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown, but there are already signs of recovery, says Knight Frank.
Home-working and video tours are the new normal, as PrimeResi looks at some of the practical business steps being taken by residential property advisors in the face of the escalating Coronavirus crisis.
After a steady take-up in recent years, video has suddenly become an essential tool for those looking to engage with clients and customers newly-esconced around the world; here’s how to produce content that connects with a remote but discerning audience…
The Coronavirus pandemic is likely to cause “a hiatus in the UK housing market, without necessarily affecting longer term prospects,” says Savills’ research chief.
“It seems likely that Covid-19, combined with last month’s floods, will have completely wrecked any positive effects that political certainty since the general election may have provided to the housing market,” says Professor Yolande Barnes. The National Association of Estate Agents, meanwhile, has anecdotally reported that the number of property viewings has tumbled by “more than 50%” in the last two weeks.
Ekkist founder Olga Turner Baker has launched a new venture, teaming up with Metrikus to create AirRated, which provides property developers and owners with a “global benchmark for Indoor Air Quality”.