The benefits of SUMPRODUCT?

By Victor Alarsa If you are one of those who loves to model using lots of “IF”, “AND” and “OR” functions, then this article is for you. Let’s discuss the SUMPRODUCT, which literally means summing up the multiplication (product) of two or more different arrays. For example, if you want to calculate total rental value … Continue reading The benefits of SUMPRODUCT?

An overview of the “UK-complex-housing-planning-permission-system”

By Victor Alarsa Who’s responsible for granting planning permissions? The planning system is designed to be applied by local authorities. There are three layers of authorities: Nationally (national plan) County councils (regional plan) Unitary authorities such as districts, boroughs or city councils, hereafter referred as to Local Planning Authority (LPA) LPA is ultimately responsible for … Continue reading An overview of the “UK-complex-housing-planning-permission-system”

The UK Private Rented Sector (PRS) perspectives and Build to Rent (B2R) opportunities

By Victor Alarsa The PRS is the fastest-growing sector in the UK properties market. It is England’s second-largest housing tenure after owner occupied, 62% against 20%, as shown below: Source: Alex Bate, Building the new private rented sector: issues and prospects (England), 2017 Since 2010 the private rented sector has provided more than one million … Continue reading The UK Private Rented Sector (PRS) perspectives and Build to Rent (B2R) opportunities