Category Archives: Green Issues

Chancellor’s Autumn Statement – Stamp Duty

George Osborne’s Autumn Statement has brought about the end of the frequently criticised ‘slab-style’ Stamp Duty system, introducing a new system more akin to income tax. The result will be stamp duty savings for all but the highest value 2% … Continue reading

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Chris Hunt MRICS

www.redhillsurveyors.co.uk Chris Hunt MRICS is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in Property Surveys, Building Surveys, Structural Surveys, House Purchase Surveys, Homebuyer Reports, Major Defects Reports, Home Surveys and Property Valuations, Property Acquisition work, Party Wall work and other professional work throughout … Continue reading

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New £150m roundabout devastates resident in Clifton, Nottinghamshire as it renders her new £20,000 driveway useless At least one resident has been left devastated by the construction of a new £150 million roundabout in Clifton, Nottinghamshire as it prevents her … Continue reading

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Super-sewer approved for London

A project to build an extra large sewer which will run for some 16 miles (25km) beneath London and the River Thames, was given the official go ahead this month. It aims to stop the 39 million tonnes of raw … Continue reading

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Monthly Mortgage Update – Dec 2014

In this feature, we provide a broad overview of the mortgage market – essential reading for anyone looking to buy a property or operating commercially in the property market. According to the Money Charity, outstanding secured (on dwellings) lending in … Continue reading

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Tortious claims of conspiracy, interference with goods, negligence and misfeasance in public office settled in the High Court as unlawfully evicted tenant receives justice at last

Ref. AA v London Borough of Southwark [2014] EWHC 500 (QB) In this case, a tenant had been the legal occupant of a flat since 2001. He paid the rent predominantly from housing benefit, with the shortfall made up from … Continue reading

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Neglect tenants at your peril – Landlord fined £30k after leaving tenants with no heat for four weeks

A rogue landlord has been fined more than £30,000 to reflect the serious “physical and mental hardship” endured by five tenants under his duty of care. The message laid down by Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court is clear; ignoring serious, reasonable pleas … Continue reading

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Number of manhole explosions rises by more than 250% since 2010

The number of serious manhole explosions across Britain has seen a staggering increase of more than 250% since 2010, with the south east of England being the worst effected. To read the whole article, click here.

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Malcolm Howorth AssocRICS MCIOB

www.shaftesburysurveyors.co.uk Period Properties on Gold Hill, Shaftesbury Malcolm Howorth AssocRICS MCIOB specialises in Property Surveys, Building Surveys, Structural Surveys, House Purchase Surveys, Homebuyer Reports, Major Defects Reports, Home Surveys, Rebuild and Reinstatement Valuations, Property Acquisition work and other professional work throughout … Continue reading

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10 Questions on Chancel Tax All you need to know on chancel tax and how it could effect you To read the whole article, click here.

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