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Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
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Publication date: 29th February 2016

In this month's edition... we highlight the issues surrounding new legislation regarding renting and tenants, see how planning is becoming more transparent, and show why at least one part of London wil be quieter from now on...

The Property Market Monthly Fact File - February 2016
The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the propertysurveying.co.uk team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
To read the monthly fact file, click here.


Chichester defeats judicial review of neighbourhood plan
Ref. LCrownhall Estates Ltd, R (on the application of) v Chichester District Council & Ors [2016] EWHC 73
In the latest of a long line of legal proceedings, Mr Justice Holgate has presided over a third judicial review of the Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan (LNP). The result is a comprehensive victory for the defending council and a boost for Neighbourhood Plan drafters everywhere…
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Kensington & Chelsea Council reveals pre-application advice to the public
In what is widely believed to be a first for local councils in the country, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea will now routinely publish the advice provided by their planning officers and Architectural Appraisal Panel.
To read the whole article, click here.

Albert Memorial in Kensington

Poverty charity held responsible for at least 15 evictions
A group of tenants who have recently suffered eviction at the hands of new landlords have joined with a local MP to condemn the actions of the poverty charity – the Glasspool Trust – who sold them. But is the charity really at fault?
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New law on ‘Right to Rent’ checks has been introduced for landlords in Britain
The government has announced that from the 1st February 2016, all landlords must check that their new tenants have the right to live in the UK before renting their property out to them.
To read the whole article, click here.


Top-tips on finding terrific tenants for your buy-to-let property
It is important to find a reliable tenant when letting your property, it can save you a great deal of time, and money!
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Recent studies have shown that almost all young and poor people are likely to be stuck renting their homes by 2025
In 1988, just 22% of house occupiers on an average income and under the age of 35 were renting – that figure has now risen to 53%!
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London property prices

2015 Ends With A Bang! - Property Prices Increased By An Average of 6.4%
The average price for a property in England and Wales is £188,270, whereas the average property price in London has risen to £514,097…
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Mortgage Market Update
Various sources are claiming that now is as good a time to buy a property as there has ever been, with interest rates low and the property market surging forward. We have compiled stats from various sources around the country to give you a complete view of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
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Generous woman’s last wish
Vanora Hereward donated land so that affordable homes could be built for families that were affected by rising property prices
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And Finally....

In case you missed it - Noisy construction works banned at weekends in Royal Borough
The London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to ban all construction works on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays due to an increase in noise complaints…...
To read the whole article, click here.



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