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January 2011 Newsletter

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Welcome to the Property Advice Newsletter
written by Independent Chartered Surveyors of the network

Publication date: 5th January 2011
Next publication date: First Week of February 2011

The Property Market Monthly Fact File - January 2011
The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our chartered surveyors and the team, collating survey data, statistics and related trends and information from the building and property market. This will help many persons with an interest in property to gain an accurate view of what is happening in the property market as a whole in the UK.
To read the monthly fact file, click here.

The Use of Force against Intruders
It is a very frightening prospect to be confronted by an intruder in your own home but it is also a very rare occurrence. What are the legal rights if someone is confronted by an intruder in their home?
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10 Questions on .. Chancel Tax
What is it? Could it affect you or the property you are purchasing? What is the legal position? Isn't the law about to change?
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Wildlife Habitat in Britain's Countryside Dramatically Improved
It has been reported by the Department of Food and Rural Affairs that over 95 per cent of England’s finest wildlife and geological sites, covering more than one million hectares of countryside, are now in favourable or recovering condition.
To read the whole article, click here.

Council Tax Fraud Scam
Trading Standards have received an increase in the number of complaints from people who have received calls, both in person and on the phone, from people saying they can get them rebates or reductions in their Council Tax bill.
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Light Pollution in the UK
The majority of the UK population now rarely gets to see the night sky. Where are the few places which are still largely free of the glow from light pollution, where any self-respecting amateur or professional astronomer is likely to prefer to live?
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Government Plans to Improve the Planning System
The Government have announced plans to make the planning system more efficient and more effective. These have been proposed via a white paper that seeks to address a number of matters in the existing system, aiming to improve the planning processes and a number of associated matters.
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Flies in your Windows and Attic?
We have received an email asking for advice from someone who has been troubled by an influx of flies inhabiting their window frames and attic.
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In case you missed it…
Minister's Honesty Shock! Grant Shapps, the housing minister, told Radio 4 on the 3rd January when asked whether the end of boom and bust in the housing market was unrealistic, said it was not "within the gift of government to do that".

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Dated 5th January 2011

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