Property Surveying
July 2012 Newsletter

Property Surveying

Welcome to the Property Advice Newsletter
Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
of the network,
providing access to
Local Independent Chartered Surveyors covering the UK

Publication date: 12th July 2012

The Property Market Monthly Fact File - July 2012
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.

Big Rise in Possession Orders Reflect Tenants’ Struggles
Ref. Southwark LBC v Ofogba [2012] EWHC 1520(QB)
All across the country, reports are of possession order numbers rising as tenants struggle with rent arrears and landlords lose patience. With rent levels constantly on the up, this trend looks set only to increase.
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Wind Turbine Madness?
There are wildly differing opinions about wind turbines. Some believe they are Green, renewable, and “a step in the right direction”, whilst others feel they are a blight on the countryside, harmful to wildlife and frequently provide no financial benefit to anybody other than the landowner. Either way, there are clear problems with the process for establishing a new turbine. We give an overview of this process and look at the consultation periods for this controversial issue in particular detail.
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Empty Homes Bank established via £3m Government Grant
The property charity ‘Empty Homes’ has made best use of a £3m Government grant by using the money to establish a new empty homes bank through which landlords can be lent money at sub-market rates to fix up abandoned properties in England.
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Lincolnshire County tightens wind farm position to stop ‘unrestrained invasion’
The first week of June saw Lincolnshire County Council significantly toughen their position on wind farm developments, firmly stating that they wanted to halt the “unrestrained invasion” of turbines across the region. Could this lead to a firmer stand across England?
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Buy now, Pay Later deals for Southern England
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) Director Terry Fuller, has said that builders will be offered a buy now, pay later scheme on all public land released by the agency in the south east. The hopes are that this could help create 100,000 new homes by 2015.
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In case you missed it…..
Builders told to ‘get on your bike!’
In a novel new idea by repair and maintenance specialist Chigwell Construction, a fleet of 15 mopeds has been purchased to allow their team quick passage through throngs of Olympic traffic.
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