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July 27, 2021

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July 27, 2021

Just 19% of landlords have plans to offload their buy-to-let portfolio in the next five years

The latest research by the nationwide buy-to-let specialist, Sequre Property Investment, has revealed that despite a string of government changes around stamp duty, tax relief and a potential change to capital gains tax, UK landlords remain undeterred where their investment intentions are concerned. While changes to tax relief and a three per cent increase to the rate of stamp duty on buy-to-let purchases was predicted to cause a mass exodus of landlords, the research by Sequre found that just 10% have sold part of their portfolio in the last five years. Ascend then asked if they planned to sell up in the next five years and just 19% stated they were thinking of doing so. Despite the government’s best intentions, changes made to dampen buy-to-let profitability aren’t the driving factor they were intended to be. In fact, the majority of landlords stated that they were thinking of selling up because they had become tired of dealing with tenants issues. A problem that was no doubt intensified during the pandemic when the government implemented a ban on tenant evictions. The next biggest factor when considering a buy-to-let investment is retirement, with most landlords looking to sell up in order to enjoy their golden years. However, the previous changes to landlord tax relief did rank as the third most influential factor, while the increase in stamp duty tax followed closely behind. With a change to capital gains tax failing to materialise in the last Budget, it ranks as the least influential factor, with more landlords exiting in order to invest in different asset classes instead. Sales Director at Sequre Property Investment, Daniel Jackson, commented: “Investing in property remains one of the safest options you can make in this day and age and so it comes as little surprise that the majority of landlords remain confident with their investment and have no plans to exit the buy-to-let sector. It’s also interesting to see that the government has failed to intimidate the nation’s landlords, despite a consistent campaign to reduce profit margins and force them out of the sector. In fact, more landlords have decided to leave having grown tired of dealing with tenants than they have because of various government tax changes. So it looks as though the government will have to actually build some more homes if they wish to address the current housing crisis, rather than rely on hard-working landlords to boost the nation’s property stock levels.” Survey of 797 UK landlords carried out by Sequre Property Investment via consumer research platform Find Out Now (21st July 2021). Have you sold part or all of your buy-to-let portfolio in the last five years? Answer Respondents No 90% Yes 10%     Do you intend to sell part or all of your buy-to-let portfolio in the next five years? Answer Respondents No 81% Yes 19%     What has been the driving factor behind this? (Tick all that apply) Answer Respondents Tired of dealing with tenant issues 24% Retirement 23% Changes to landlord tax relief 19% Increase in stamp duty tax for B2L purchases 12% Investing in a different asset 11% A potential increase in capital gains tax 11%    

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HOW PLACE ATTACHMENT CAN – AND SHOULD – INFORM THE WAY WE DESIGN FOR COMMUNITIES

In 2021, after more than a year of confinement to our homes, it has become apparent that having a strong, positive connection to the space around us is more important than ever. A study by OnePoll for Yale even found that 58% of Brits have developed a new-found fondness for their homes and its contents. The question therefore remains, how we can use this concept in architecture to create spaces with which communities feel an authentic emotional connection. Carys Thomas- Osborne, research assistant and environmental psychologist at GT3 Architects, explores the notion of ‘place attachment’ and its pivotal role in the design of successful architectural projects.   “We know that humans form bonds and attachments to one another; our friendships and relationships provide us with comfort, stability, and support for growth. However, attachments to buildings or environments can be just as powerful. Environments, such as the house you grew up in, a favourite holiday destination, or your university campus, can be just as meaningful to us as individuals, and we may feel a sense of emotional attachment to them for any number of reasons.  “This is known as ‘place attachment’ and has been shown to affect factors such as happiness, perceived safety, and overall wellbeing. Place attachment has been linked to an increased sense of community, more pro-environmental behaviours, and increased efforts to maintain and protect the environment. There are almost no limits to the type of place we can form an attachment to – you don’t even have to have visited an environment for a meaningful attachment to form. Place attachments are strong and can last long after a place is lost or destroyed, even evoking a response that is similar to the grief we feel at losing a loved one.  “Place attachment can be used in architecture and urban planning to help us understand why people may object to or resent certain redevelopments. The quality or functionality of a place does not always influence the attachment people might feel towards it. My halls of residence in my first year of university was neither attractive nor functional, yet I still feel a sense of attachment to it. The same can be said for some of the environments, workplaces, or leisure facilities that we aim to improve.  “So, what can we do? We can learn to foster place attachment in our new projects by encouraging stakeholders and users to get involved with the process and by using materials or decorative elements that will hold significance. Studies have shown that higher levels of place attachment can even encourage individuals to actively protect the environment and engage in wider pro-environmental behaviour. Using what we know about place attachment, we can help to foster a sense of identity and ownership over our new projects.  “For example, we recently worked with a local authority to incorporate a local landmark and wildlife photography, taken or submitted by its team, into the interior concept for its new workplace. Small additions like this can make a big difference to people’s perception of a space. Attachment is not only related to the physical attributes of a space; often it is due to a particular event or behaviour that occurred there. In the context of our projects, we consider the historical uses and features of the site and integrate them into our concepts and strategies where possible.  “As with a lot of the work we do, fostering place attachment within architecture and interior design isn’t new, but being able to put a name to the concepts we’re applying can help us develop and explore the methods we’re using and the behaviours we’re trying to elicit. We want the environments we design and develop to have character and to be an important part of the community that people feel attached to; understanding place attachment can help us get there.” 

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Panattoni underway with 345,414 sq ft speculative logistics facility in the Midlands

Panattoni, the largest industrial real estate developer in Europe, today announced its underway speculatively developing a 345,414 sq ft logistics facility at Tamworth. The new facility, Tamworth 345 is located on the A5 connecting to the heart of the Midlands motorway network, just minutes from junction 10 of the M42. It is part of Panattoni’s commitment to a significant speculative development programme in the UK in response to strong demand from occupiers for immediately available space. Construction of Tamworth 345 has now commenced and is expected to be completed in Q1 2022. Buckingham Group Contracting have been appointed main contractor on site. The facility will benefit from 2MVa of power, 15m clear internal height, 32 dock doors and six-level access doors, a 50m deep yard and built to a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’. There will also be parking for 50 HGVs and 221 cars. Simon Jenkins, Development Director at Panattoni, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us, as land in the West Midlands for building a logistics facility of this scale is very scarce. Our appetite for speculative development reflects the strength of demand from occupiers for immediately available space”. The appointed agents on the scheme are JLL and Burbage Realty. For more information please visit this link.

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