Verified Independent Chartered Surveyors
October 2011 Newsletter

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Publication date: 5th October 2011

The Property Market Monthly Fact File - October 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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Bizarre Information Tribunal ruling could cause surge in squatting
With the success of a recent property disclosure order to reveal the locations of all empty properties known to Camden Council, the floodgates may well be open to other potential squatters looking for their next location.
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Clarity of planning law required as Dale Farm Legal Challenge succeeds
Dale Farm travellers set for eviction won an ‘11th hour’ reprieve on Monday 19th September after the High Court granted them an emergency injunction to delay Basildon Council from clearing structures on the site. But how did the travellers win a last minute legal victory?
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Legal Overview Guide – Shared Ownership Leases
The Government backed ‘Leasehold Advisory Service’ has recently released an advice note detailing the law relating to shared ownership leases. In light of this, we have created a short document to act as your guide to the subject.
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Private Sewer Legislation – Your Guide
Government legislation introduced on 1 October this year means that some sewer pipes, previously the responsibility of homeowners, now transfer to their relevant sewerage authorities. We have provided a guide to the changes and what they might mean for homeowners in the UK.
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Planning reforms sparking mixed reaction
The Government’s controversial Planning Policy Framework has brought a mixed reaction from interest groups this month, with prominent business leaders pledging their support for change, whilst others, ‘middle England’ and rural campaign groups, standing firm against the potential loss of playing fields and green spaces.
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Editor’s Comment:
The Planning Policy Framework Debate and the Empty Homes Problem – are politicians missing the point?
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Initiatives announced to tackle Britain’s empty homes problem
A number of initiatives have been released, both recently and in the preceding months, to tackle Britain’s empty housing problem. Opening up a new £100m fund for pioneering housing schemes to community groups is the latest method to tackle one of the UK housing market’s biggest problems.
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How to sell in a buyers’ market
With families across the country tightening their belts and mortgages becoming more difficult to obtain, the UK housing market is becoming increasingly focused on the buyer – a rare commodity in challenging times. In a market where the buyer is king, what can you do to make your property an attractive investment?
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Conservative benefactor in deal to buy half of the Olympic Village
The company of a property tycoon and Conservative benefactor has bought from the Government, in a joint deal with Qatari Diar, a large chunk of the Olympic Village, a brand new development built specifically to house athletes at the forthcoming 2012 Olympic Games, a few months after making a reputed £50,000 donation to the Conservative Party.
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10 Questions on … Bricks
They’re everywhere, in the vast majority of buildings all over the country in one form or another, but there’s plenty you won’t yet know about bricks. We have provided all you could ever possibly want to know about bricks in ten simple questions.
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In case you missed it…..
Bubble Hotels in the ‘City of Love’ that let you stargaze in bed
A new hotel near Paris, France, offers residents a unique take on a ‘room with a view’. The establishment provides clients with a dual experience: a night of lavish comfort and a view of the stars through the ceiling of their room.
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