MORNING NEWS: ‘Grenfell Tsar’ will have power to punish unsafe landlords

Good morning. It is Monday again, so pour that coffee and turn your bleary eyes on today's round-up of property news from the national press and EG. The government will propose a new buildings safety regulator in its forthcoming Queen's Speech(£), with the power to impose criminal sanctions on erring landlords and developers. Despite the woes of WeWork (see EG passim) landlords are taking a leaf out of the serviced office sectors e-book by offering more plug-and-play space. That might be on the cards for Landsec, which is understood to be selling its £650m X-Leisure portfolio