Welcome to the Property Advice Newsletter
Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
of the UK wide network of Property Professionals
Publication date: May 2018
In this month's edition ... we ask whether you
can legally keep the chattels found in your new property, highlight the
issues surrounding home energy efficiency investment, discuss what the
law says about home intruders, and discover when you will become a
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.
The owner of listed Thornton Manor, near the pretty village of
Thornton Hough on the Wirral, was granted planning permission for the
erection of three marquees on the estate to be used as wedding venues.
However, the permission was granted without the conditions that had
been agreed by the planning committee. Six years later, the permission
has now been quashed in the High Court.
What can (or can't) be legally kept of the chattels found when you move into new property?
'Getting affordability right in consumer credit' has raised concerns
over rising debt that has almost reached the peak levels that caused
the 2008 financial crisis.
Why has energy efficiency investment significantly fallen in
England, when the government is discounting the energy bills of two
million homes and cold homes cost the NHS an estimated £1.36 billion
An investigation by an anti-corruption group says London has
'routinely been the choice destination for Russians with suspicious
wealth to move'. Although just 3% of prime central London property was
snapped up by Russians last year, the government has announced an
investigation that will focus on property investment.
A decision that would have saved the taxpayer £40 million a year has
been scrapped - but research shows the savings would have been negated
after just 140 young people became homeless.
average cost of a home in Cornwall is now 24 times the average Cornish
wage. Can Cornish communities fight back and avoid becoming over-priced
ghost towns, left behind by the families that have lived there for
You too could be a millionaire homeowner ... find out how long you might have to wait here.
The terrifying prospect of finding an intruder in your home is
fortunately something few of us have to deal with ... here's what you
can 'reasonably' do to protect yourself and your family.
Beware the pitfalls of signing a contract without first reading it
... or be prepared to look after your landlord's parrot (yes, really).
And Finally ...
After living for three years in their 'medieval-style hovel', built
by hand from the natural resources of their smallholding, a Devon
couple has been told to dismantle it.
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