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Zoning and building codes in real estate

Zoning and Building Codes

In most countries of the world, buildings are built based on adequate planning and strict adherence to the health and safety of the community. Constructing a building on your landed property will require due diligence. This is to ensure the structure is an acceptable model in the area where your land is located. For example, if an area is earmarked ...

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Brookfield Exceeds Target, Raises $9 Billion for Latest Real Estate Fund

Brookfield Exceeds Target, Raises $9 Billion for Latest Real Estate Fund

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. raised $9 billion for its latest real estate fund, exceeding its $7 billion target and doubling its previous fund, as Asian investors and U.S. pension funds piled in to its fundraising efforts. Brian Kingston, chief executive officer of Brookfield Property Partners LP, said the funds are already 45 percent committed, including investments in the privatization of ...

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Dubai To Build Another Tower Higher Than Burj Khalifa

Dubai To Build Another Tower Higher Than Burj Khalifa

Dubai is set to build a tower higher than the existing record-breaking skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, which is presently the world’s tallest building. Construction for the new tower which is to be known as The Tower at Dubai Creek, will start at the end of June this year and is hoped to be finished before Dubai hosts the World Expo ...

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London Property Market Cooling As Asking Prices Are Slashed

Rising London property costs could lead to firms relocating, says study

London’s property market appears to be cooling down with research revealing that up to 40pc of houses for sale in some areas of the capital have had to cut their asking prices since coming to market. Earl’s Court, in west London, and Surbiton, to the south-west, had the highest proportion of price cuts in the capital, with 40pc and 38pc of properties for sale in the respective ...

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Lawyer Accused of Taking £500,000 Bribe In Property Dispute

misconduct charge court stories alleged fraud

Andrew Thornhill QC, a leading tax lawyer, was paid a bribe of £500,000 to act in a biased way to resolve a family property dispute, the high court has heard. The former head of Pump Court Tax Chambers in London has been accused of taking the payment from one side in the dispute despite being appointed as an independent expert ...

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Architect Zaha Hadid Dies At The Age of 65

Architect Zaha Hadid Dies At The Age of 65

The British designer, who was born in Baghdad, Iraq, had a heart attack on Thursday while in hospital in Miami, where she was being treated for bronchitis. Known as the ‘Queen of the Curve’ Hadid was the first woman to win both the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal — two of the ...

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LEBANON – Finance Minister Launches Online Real Estate Portal

LEBANON - Finance Minister Launches Online Real Estate Portal

Lebanon – Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil Tuesday launched an online real estate portal to facilitate real estate registration and property taxes. “The interactive website aims to improve communication with the citizens and upgrade transparency in the real estate department,” George al-Mamari, the head of the real estate department at the Finance Ministry said following the launching of the website ...

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