Verified Independent Chartered Surveyors
June 2011 Newsletter

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Publication date: 6th June 2011

The Property Market Monthly Fact File - June 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.
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The Corporate Manslaughter Act – Construction Death Conviction
Construction company convicted for the death of a geologist, killed in a collapsed trench, and fined £385,000 under new legislation.
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Tenants wanting to take over Management – Online Eligibility Tool Launched
Tenants wanting to take over control of their mismanaged properties have received help as the government releases a ‘Right to Manage Assessment Tool’, bolstering the ‘Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act’ of 2002.
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Asbestos – an ever-present Issue as Firm convicted over Fibre Exposure
The sentencing of a major Southampton contracting firm reaches its end, punishing the needless exposure of four workers to potentially damaging levels of asbestos fibres.
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The Sun is Shining – Head for the Beach!
An interactive map covering 500 locations in England and Wales has been published by the Environment Agency, helping bathers to choose more wisely. Industry professionals suspect this might affect the saleability of homes in high quality water areas.
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Polzeath Beach, Cornwall

Commercial and Residential Green Roofs – Life at the Top
Green Roofs are springing up everywhere as developers try to enhance their green credentials and, in the early stages of planning, open their eyes to the need for sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental performance. The iconic skylines that we see across the developed world are growing as we speak.
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Britain’s Countryside to be blighted by 300 miles of Electricity Pylons
300 miles of pylons planned to link nuclear power stations and sprawling wind farms into the national grid threaten the peace and tranquillity of the English countryside.
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10 Questions on … Hedgerow Regulations.
The existing Hedgerow regulations are extremely complicated so we have put together a few often-asked questions that help to explain different aspects of the regulations and how they might affect you, your property and the risk of legal action.
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In case you missed it…..
Loo with a View goes for £104,000
Public loo in Sheringham goes for three times its guide price as builder bids to secure a romantic surprise for 30th anniversary.
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