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Property Advice Newsletter
Independent Chartered Surveyors
of the UK wide network of Property Professionals
Publication date: February 2018
this month's newsletter ... we look at how a new Bill might be the end
of boundary disputes, discuss how legal loopholes that benefit holiday
home owners could soon close, and give advice on how to avoid
getting up to your neck in poo.
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 most of the information they
Often one of the most lengthy and expensive of all
disputes, the way in which boundary disputes are handled is soon to
current loophole in the law has allowed owners of holiday homes to
register the property for business use so that they can enjoy small
business rate relief.
Stamp Duty Land Tax has been the focus of
attention in recent months, from reducing the burden on first time
buyers to increasing the burden on buy to let landlords. Current
practices could lead to up to £2 billion in overpayments going straight
to the government.
A new consultation follows up on recommendations
make by the Private Rented Sector Electrical Safety Working Group.
faults are a common source of water ingress, so keeping your drainage
systems in good order is essential to maintaining a dry house.
How much does your property value drop when your
neighbours are deemed undesirable?
Homeowners with interest-only mortgages are
ignoring the advice of their lenders.
Half of all properties for sale in parts of London
have been purchased by investors from overseas.
Record numbers of landlords are struggling with
mortgage arrears as increasing compliance costs and tax changes take
The average deposit may have increased by 91% over
the last decade, but it doesn't seem to have stopped the average first
And Finally ...
How to look after your largest financial asset by
adding value to your home.
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