The Government wishes to better understand how landlords and tenants are responding to the build-up of rent arrears that has occurred as a result of businesses being unable to trade normally during the pandemic.
Throughout 2020 and into 2021 Paul Richards has hosted a member drop in call, this is an informal chat with fund managers about issues affecting them throughout the pandemic.
The Government has extended the moratorium on commercial landlords’ right to forfeiture for the non-payment of rent to Wednesday 30th June. Click for more information
To inform both the Thematic Review of the Recommendations for Liquidity Risk Management for Collective Investment Schemes and the Joint Analysis with FSB, IOSCO has issued a Market Participants' Survey. Click for more information.
The review will examine the way valuations of property assets for investment purposes are conducted and make recommendations to ensure valuation practices remain robust and fit for purpose.
The Portuguese Presidency places heavy emphasis on the economic recovery post-Covid as well as on the dual digital and green transitions which have now been placed at the heart of Europe’s recovery.
We are sad to announce that due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the AREF Annual Dinner at The Guildhall on 30th March is cancelled.
This recommendation is subject to the terms and criteria set out on the Forum’s webpage. Discretion in all cases remains with the valuer.
"Six months on from the UK entering lockdown, I thought it would be useful to review the events we’ve held & more importantly, outline what we have planned"
Paul Richards, Managing Director of AREF said: "We welcome the lifting of the material uncertainty clause as one step on the path back...
Click to read which type of funds are affected by new FCA rules on fund suspensions due to material uncertainty.
Chris Woolard, Interim Chief Executive at the FCA gave a speech announcing the FCA’s intention to openly consult on potential policy options to better manage the liquidity mismatch of open-ended daily dealt property funds.
In recent weeks a number of members have raised a possible accounting issue over the treatment of rental income and the impact on distributions. Click to read more...
View the final version of this code, released by the Government
In this whitepaper, the FutureGen Committee aims to look at how remote working has affected young professionals, whether this trend is here to stay, and what more our employers can be doing to help during such unprecedented times.
The Coronavirus Centre is a one-stop-shop for members including the Info Hub, discussion forum, all related articles and events.
Click to view the slides from this event
The FutureGen Committee are holding a survey about working from home practices across the FutureGen Network
We would like to ensure we have a good understanding of our members' approaches to tenants so that we can sensibly discuss the issues facing member funds.
We are delighted to announce 'RSM' will be the sole sponsor for our first ever podcast series.
This is a quick update on my and AREF’s focus over the last month and our likely focus in the coming months