New Salary Cap powers for Premiership Rugby

first_img All about big games: PRL wants to keep their league competitive and fair so every mach feels like Tigers v SaintsPREMIERSHIP RUGBY is set to take more of a critical view of its member clubs after it was announced yesterday that clubs may be subjected to more transparent salary cap monitoring under PRL’s investigation system.Following a consultation by the salary cap manager Andrew Rogers with all of the clubs Premiership Rugby can now undertake an investigatory audit in addition to the current annual salary cap audit which can involve using independent experts to access relevant records held by a club who are suspected of breaching the regulations. There will also be clear sanctions to deal with any club failing to co-operate.Thinking of the brand: Mark McCaffertyOn the changes, PRL Chief Executive Mark McCafferty said: “Their [the rules] objective was to control inflationary pressures on clubs’ costs, and to provide a level playing field for clubs to ensure a competitive Aviva Premiership Rugby competition.“Having a compelling and unpredictable Aviva Premiership Rugby competition is at the centre of Premiership Rugby’s strategic objectives. It is a crucial factor in increasing the commercial value of the competition through its new broadcaster, BT Sport, and seeing the renewal of its title sponsor, Aviva.”Rugby director at PRL, Phil Winstanley, also said: “It was inevitable that as the game develops we would conduct a review of the salary cap.“Salary Caps exist in many commercially successful sports around the world. The most obvious examples are the NFL and NHL in the USA, and the NRL and AFL in Australia.”It is perhaps prevalent to bring up the NRL with such high profile cases as Melbourne Storm, who were stripped of their last two titles and finished bottom of the league in 2010 because of continued breaches of their salary cap regulations. The announcement also comes at the a good time after Mark Cueto said last week that some clubs could be acting on the fringes of the rules.Outspoken: Sale Sharks’ Mark CuetoThe Sale Sharks wingers said: “There’s no way you can tell me that certain clubs in the Premiership are sticking to the salary cap. I’m not saying them all, but I certainly think there’s a couple. Players know other players. We’ve all got friends at other clubs and we all know what sort of money players are on.“You look at a couple of clubs, and for them to be within the salary cap, they would all have to be on pretty average money, and for the names and the players they’ve got, they’re not.”The Premiership Rugby Salary Cap was set up in to achieve the following objectives in an appropriate and proportionate manner:(a) ensuring the financial viability of all Clubs and of the Aviva Premiership Rugby competition; • 1 Excluded Player (Salary is not included in the Salary Cap)• Injury Replacement LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS (b) controlling inflationary pressures on Clubs’ costs;(c) providing a level playing field for Clubs; and(d) ensuring a competitive Aviva Premiership Rugby competition.The new system also means that any clubs suspected of breaching the salary cap will be subject to a confidential disciplinary hearing with the sanction of both a points deduction and fine available, if Cueto is indeed correct in his assumption. Any breach and the sanction will be made public.Sport Resolutions UK will run the disciplinary procedure, appointing an independent panel of legal experts and overseeing any appeal procedure. Rogers and legal firm Charles Russell have overseen analysis of cap data together since 2012.Premiership Rugby has also set up an email address and hotline phone number for anyone wanting to present information. Anyone can now email [email protected] or call 07583 826343.In the 2013-14 Season the total Salary Cap for each club comprises of:• £4.26 million – Senior Salary Cap• £240,000 – Academy Credits LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Mark McCafferty, the chief executive of Premiership Rugby talks to the media at the Aviva Premiership Season Launch 2013-2014 at Twickenham Stadium on August 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images for Aviva) last_img read more

WC07 Defining Moment – JP Pietersen try saving tackle

first_imgSunday Oct 28, 2007 WC07 Defining Moment – JP Pietersen try saving tackle JP Pietersen has never been renowned for his defensive prowess. Still a youngster, a few years ago he may have been singled out by coaches or opposition players as a flamboyant player with ball in hand, but on defence he was a little leaky. Some would say very leaky.But, when Fiji were at their most dangerousagainst the Springboks in the Quarter Final, JP pulled off a vital tackle that will forever be looked back on by Fijians and South Africans alike. A tackle that, at that stage in the match with Fiji looking absolutely deadly, may have just saved the Boks’ outcome that day and possibly changed the course of rugby history forever.Yes, it was just one tackle some may say. But it was a tackle that was made by a 85kg wing on a 120kg lock that had just inches between the ball, the tryline, and most importanly for the Springboks, the William Webb Ellis trophy.We can speculate all we like, but the truth is that if Pietersen had given big Ifereimi Rawaqa that extra inch he needed to score, Fiji would have then scored 3 tries in the space of about eight minutes, and with the Boks’ heads down they may well have gone on to cause another upset and knock the men in green and gold out of the World Cup. This was no ordinary tackle.“That tackle was like I was tackling five guys in one. He was huge and moving,” said Pieterson.“I just closed my eyes and tried to hit as hard as possible.“I guess I was lucky that he was carrying the ball in the wrong hand. When I tackled him I put my eyes on the ball. I knew when I tackled him and pushed him over that I’d got the ball.Definitely one of the most important Defining Moments of the tournament. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. WC07 Defining Moment – JP Pietersen try saving tackle | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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All Blacks capped winger Frank Halai signs for Wasps

first_imgMonday Jan 26, 2015 All Blacks capped winger Frank Halai signs for Wasps Wasps have confirmed the signing of Auckland Blues flyer, Frank Halai. The All Blacks capped winger will join the Coventry club next season. Wasps have put together a great video to showcase Halai, who will no doubt have a big impact in the Premiership.Following a succesful stint with the New Zealand Sevens team, Tongan-born Halai went on to be the leading try scorer in Super Rugby in 2013. In the same year he made his All Black debut against Japan. He scored a try in that game, but hasn’t since added to his solo Test cap.At 1.95m and 110kg, the well balanced 26-year-old winger has naturally drawn many comparisons with another Wesley College old boy, Jonah Lomu. “Frank is incredibly strong and powerful, with great pace,” said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young.“Being able to attract players of Frank’s calibre, in their prime, is a reflection of the upward curve the club is following. Frank has already shown his potential playing for the All Blacks. Recruiting players of his ability will help us take another step towards that goal.”Wasps have plenty of talent out wide, with the likes of Christan Wade, Sailosi Tagicakibau and Alapati Leiua, but in Halai they add another dimension, and get an experienced All Black Sevens and fifteens capped player in his prime.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

LQ20 House / T3arc

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466303/lq20-house-t3arc Clipboard Save this picture!© Luis Gordoa+ 33 Share 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466303/lq20-house-t3arc Clipboard CopyAbout this officeT3arcOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexicoPublished on January 14, 2014Cite: “LQ20 House / T3arc” [Casa LQ20 / T3arc] 14 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?LQ20住宅 / T3arc是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses LQ20 House / T3arc CopyHouses•Mexico “COPY” LQ20 House / T3arcSave this projectSaveLQ20 House / T3arc “COPY” Mexico Projects Architects: T3arc Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Collaborators:Rafael Solorzano, Jhazmin Michan, Lilian Rebollo en T3arcProject Architect:Alfredo Cano BriceñoStructures:Victor EscobarConstruction:Omar Martinez de T3arcSite Area:1520.0 m2Country:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis GordoaText description provided by the architects. The house is located in Cuernavaca, and is composed of two main volumes that are confronted by a courtyard running through them. One of them, facing east, is fully open on the ground floor and the other, facing west, is fully closed to the sun.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe circulation between the two volumes is through a covered bridge, a lightened slab forming a large, open but covered space in the middle of the courtyard. Its facade is virtually closed to the outside, except for a window in the master bedroom that opens onto a line of Eucalyptus and Laurels in the distance.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe morning sun will enter through this window only for a couple of hours, allowing to enjoy the trees for the rest of the day.Save this picture!Planta Alta © T3arcProject gallerySee allShow lessAJ’s Women in Architecture Survey Reveals Discrimination and a Pronounced Pay GapArchitecture NewsCisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián VirasoroSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Veterans on campus speak about campus carry law

first_imgFacebook Fort Worth resident dedicates life to rescuing dogs printSome of the most vocal people at last week’s campus carry debate were veterans.They spoke about being trusted to protect the U.S. abroad and questioned why they shouldn’t have the same right at TCU.A tweet urges students to talk to veterans about how they feel about campus carry. Linkedin Shelby Whitson and Donald Griffin, the advocates for campus carry during the debate, answer questions from the audience. (Live stream by Alex Gaffigan) Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Tobi Carter ReddIt Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ Twitter New literacy initiative rolled out in Fort Worth ISD TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Twittercenter_img Facebook Previous article‘A bike stolen every day’: TCU’s recent rise in bike theftsNext articleUniversity Drive construction bothers student residents Tobi Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ Tobi Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tobi-carter/ Tobi is a senior journalism major from Lewisville, Texas. She works as the downtown Fort Worth multimedia reporter. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin ReddIt New bus route eases commute to Denton + posts Their questions and concerns are part of the campus wide discussion over the next several weeks that will help university officials decide how TCU will comply with a state law that allows people with concealed handgun permits to carry their weapons on college campuses, both public and private.The law, which takes effect Aug. 1, 2016,  does allow private universities and institutions to opt-out.Open forums are also scheduled for noon, Sept. 23 in Smith 104B and noon, Sept. 29 in the Beck-Geren Conference Room in the Brown-Lupton University Union.The chancellor is expected to make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees, who are expected to vote on the matter at their November board meeting.Some veterans say they want campus carry but suggest some limits.Paige Rodriguez, a senior general studies major, spent four years in the Navy as an E5 Interior Communications Electrician. As part of her job, Rodriguez performed maintenance on alarm systems, interior communications and the ship’s navigational systems.She supports campus carry, but she thinks it shouldn’t be fully implemented at the start.“I think we should allow the professors and staff to carry before the students can,” Rodriguez said. “I think it’s a great thing but it needs to be something that is eased into.”Erika Simonson, an opponent during the campus carry debate, gives her speech about why TCU should opt-out of the law. (Live stream by Alex Gaffigan)Nolan Bagwell, a junior marketing major, was an artillery specialist with a focus in fire direction control. Bagwell was active for one year in Grand Prairie, Texas, before entering the reserves. He’s been in the reserves for the past two years.Bagwell said he would recommend an informational session for those who wish to carry on campus.“TCU should have its own program to be able to carry in the classroom,” Bagwell said. “They should say, ‘You need to come to this info session and fill out this paperwork in order to carry on campus.’”William Howe, a graduate communications major, spent almost three years as a combat medic for the Army and was deployed to Iraq. He said he is for campus carry, but also wanted gun-free zones.Howe said, “I think that the law should be adopted and that we should opt-in, but the law also provides for gun-free zones. We can opt-in but still have parts of campus, such as the dorms, that are gun-free.”If TCU decides to opt-out, some veterans said they will feel campus administration isn’t trusting the capabilities of veterans and their military background.Bagwell said, “I feel like it’s a sign of respect from the administration when they allow us to carry because they’ll be respecting our capabilities and rights.”Rodriguez said she trusts all the veterans on campus because they have earned rights to bear arms.“I can’t think of any of the veterans on TCU’s campus that I wouldn’t trust,” Rodriguez said. “If anything, I would trust them more to keep people safe.”Howe said the thing that’s bothering veterans is the attitude presented to them from other people.Timothy Betts, an opponent for the campus carry debate, gives his rebuttal on why TCU should opt-out of the law. (Live stream by Alex Gaffigan)“I think that’s what stings the veterans more than anything – the nonchalant way that people are treating it,” Howe said.Ryan Hille is a senior criminal justice major who served in the Navy in Sasebo, Japan, for four years as a gas turbine systems technician. Hille’s job consisted of maintaining and repairing the gas turbine engines on the ship.Hille said CHL holders could act fast in times of crises.“An individual with correct training can potentially act as a first responder to a situation where waiting for law enforcement could take a few minutes,” Hille said.Shaun Martinez, a senior political science major who served in the Marines for almost five years, agreed.“Campus carry can be a very effective preventative and responsive form of safety and defense,” Martinez said.Martinez said he expects veterans to help out with groups such as a campus carry club to help create the expectations of carrying a concealed weapon responsibly.Kevin Queppet Jr., a junior kinesiology major, was an ordnanceman who served in the Marines for four years which included tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. An ordnanceman handles ammunition.Queppet warned against uneducated opinions.“It’s good to be cautious,” Queppet said, “but don’t let that cautiousness turn into a bias formed on uneducated opinions and fear.”Some of the veterans emphasized the safety precaution that goes with opting-in to the campus carry law.Hille said, “I feel that someone who successfully obtains a CHL and is of sound mind and responsible should be able to safely and effectively carry on campus.”Howe, who lived through the November 2009 Fort Hood shooting, said his experience at Fort Hood has shaped his decision.“I’ve seen firsthand what a person can do to hurt others,” Howe said. “He or she could slaughter.”Bagwell compared the option of campus carry to an everyday object.“It’s the same thing as wearing a seatbelt,” Bagwell said. “You don’t expect to get in a car wreck everyday but you wear your seatbelt because it’s a safety precaution you take because accidents happen.” Local artist and TCU alum presents new exhibitlast_img read more

A maoist leader has apologised for the murder of a journalist

first_img Receive email alerts Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Help by sharing this information Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage June 8, 2020 Find out more News NepalAsia – Pacific May 29, 2019 Find out more News Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara has apologised for the murder of journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa (photo) in a letter sent on 11 September to the leadership of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ). “We accept that it was a mistake by the party (…). We promise the Nepalese journalist community that we will not make this kind of mistake in the future”, said Krishna Bahadur Mahara. He also said that he had told all the different Maoist groups to free kidnapped journalists. Vice-president of the FNJ Gopal Budhathoki told Agence France-Presse that Maoist leaders had made similar promises in the past but had not kept to them. Budhathoki gave notice that the FNJ would launch a major campaign if the Maoists resumed killing or kidnapping journalists.________________________________________________________17.08.2004Journalist executed by MaoistsReporters Without Borders expressed shock and outrage today at the murder of reporter Dekendra Raj Thapa, of the pro-government Radio Nepal, who the pro-Maoist Communist Party of Nepal said it had executed on 11 August, according to a 16 August party leaflet. He had been kidnapped on 26 June and is the second journalist to be killed in Nepal this year.”We are revolted by this barbaric murder,” it said, noting that the party’s leader, Pushpan Kamal Dahal (better known as “Comrade Prachanda”), had been put on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide list of 37 “predators of press freedom.”Thap was kidnapped in Dailekh (500 km west of Kathmandu) by Maoist troops who accused him of spying for the government. Among 10 charges against him was one of helping to organise a ceremony to honour King Gyanendra in April. The leaflet, signed by “Comrade Ranajeet,” the local party secretary, said he was executed after being found guilty of spying.Thap was a keen rights activist and had been an adviser to the independent Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES).The news of his execution came the day after the Maoists released another journalist, Durga Thapa, in the western district of Surkhet, who had also been accused of spying.Since a ceasefire broke down in August last year, the rebels have plunged the country into new violence, reviving their “people’s war” against the monarchy and feudalism and seizing control of more half the country. Last year they killed at least three journalists.Nepalese journalists are caught between the army and the rebels. Padma Raj Devkota, editor of the fortnightly Bhurichula, was killed by army troops in the western district of Jumla in February. Organisation center_img NepalAsia – Pacific Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News RSF_en to go further Follow the news on Nepal News September 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A maoist leader has apologised for the murder of a journalist May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Zambia: RSF decries sudden closure of three broadcast media

first_img Help by sharing this information News ZambiaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Organisation News Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the decision by Zambia’s Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to suspend the licences of three privately-owned broadcast media – Muvi TV, Komboni Radio and Radio Itezhi Tezhi. Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa August 25, 2016 Zambia: RSF decries sudden closure of three broadcast media March 29, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Zambia IBA employees and police raided Muvi TV’s studios on the evening of 22 August, evicted its personnel, seized its transmitter and sealed off access to the building. Komboni Radio and Radio Itezhi Tezhi then suffered the same fate. The closures come amid a tense climate for journalists since President Edgar Lungu’s reelection on 11 August – a victory that has been disputed by the opposition in street protests. At a news conference, IBA chairman Justin Mutale said that “before, during and after the 11 August 2016 elections” the tree media outlets had been “conducting themselves in an unprofessional manner” and had thereby posed a “risk to national peace and stability.” He did not elaborate. The legal basis for the closures is an article in the IBA Amendment Act that empowers the IBA to withdraw a broadcasting licence if it is “necessary in the interest of public safety, security, peace, welfare or good order.” “The Zambian government clearly wanted to silence these independent media and used the cover of a supposedly independent authority,” RSF said. “Regardless of the criticisms that can be levelled against the three media outlets, shutting them down without warning is completely disproportionate. We call for their licences to be restored at once.” Hellen Mwale, the head of the Media Institute of Southern African’s local branch, MISA-Zambia, described Muvi TV’s coverage of the presidential election as “fair and balanced” in comparison with other media. Muvi TV’s lawyer, Milner Kakubo, announced that the TV station will appeal against the closure. A hearing with the IBA has already been set for 14 September. Zambia is ranked 114th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Reports Zambia : Outspoken Zambian TV channel suspended for 30 days News November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ZambiaAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression March 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

DMRT receive overwhelming response to recruitment drive

first_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – February 21, 2021 Facebook Due to the overwhelming number of responses to their recruitment drive, Donegal Mountain Rescue have closed their expression in interest link.The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team provides an emergency response, remote environment and extreme terrain, search and rescue service for Donegal.The team is comprised completely of volunteers who are on 24 hour call.The rescue team launched a recruitment drive and opened a link for expressions of interest for a limited number of trainee members to join their team.The voluntary team say due to the high volume of interest, applications have now closed.Donegal Mountain Rescue have thanked everyone who submitted a form and say they will be in contact with anyone they feel is suitable to apply as a trainee member. Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Previous articleMan arrested in Monaghan following discovery of cannabis grow houseNext articleThose with underlying illnesses expected to be moved up vaccine priority list News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DMRT receive overwhelming response to recruitment drive Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Scoreboard Roundup 12/08/18

first_img Beau Lund December 8, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard Roundup 12/08/18 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores for Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 117-111 DetroitCharlotte 113-107 DenverIndiana 112-90 OrlandoSacramento 129-110 ClevelandBrooklyn 106-105 Toronto (Overtime)Chicago 114-112 Oklahoma CityMemphis 107-103 New OrleansSan Antonio 133-120 L.A. LakersMiami 115-98 PhoenixGolden State 105-95 MilwaukeeNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESt. Louis 1-0 WinnipegDallas 3-2 San JoseEdmonton 7-2 MinnesotaCarolina 4-1 Anaheim Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img

Design-led houses sell for 12% more on average, claims agent

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Design-led houses sell for 12% more on average, claims agent previous nextHousing MarketDesign-led houses sell for 12% more on average, claims agentThe Modern House agency looked at over 14,000 London properties in partnership with analytics firm Dataloft.Nigel Lewis29th May 201801,479 Views We’ve all stared wide-eyed at the TV during Grand Designs as Kevin McCloud guffaws at another high-risky building project.But it’s all worth it, according to estate agent The Modern House, which says well-designed homes sell for 12% more than their more pedestrian neighbours.The research, completed with the help of property price analytics firm Dataloft, looked at 200 properties sold by the agent in London between 2014 and 2017.It then benchmarked them against 14,000 similar properties in the same postcodes using price per sq ft as a comparison, rather than number of bedrooms.The Modern House says design-led houses sold for between 10% and 16% more during the four years it analysed, across all price ranges.But design-led houses worth more than £1 million sold at a 19% premium, while less expensive properties sold for 10% more, on average.The Modern House unsurprisingly claims the uplift is partly to do with being marketed by a specialist agent, but concedes that “it is difficult to compare apples with apples in the property market”.But the agent does say that its research provides “robust and scientific evidence” that Grand Designs type homes sell for more.“People have always been prepared to pay a premium if they perceive something to be of superior quality,” says Albert Hill, co-founder of The Modern House (pictured).“Design is a real differentiator for today’s home buyers and they are prepared to dig deep if they can see design having a tangible impact on their lifestyle.“More than ever, people are looking for transformative experiences and so the enthusiasm for investing in a great home space is not surprising.”Kevin McCloud grand designs price premium Albert Hill dataloft The Modern House well designed homes May 29, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more