Verified Independent Chartered Surveyors
May 2012 Newsletter

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Publication date: 23rd May 2012

The Property Market Monthly Fact File - May 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.
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The Statutory Rights of a Spouse – A Guide to the Law for Solicitors, Tenants, Homeowners and Lenders
We give an overview of the property rights of spouses, civil partners and cohabitees and how these might affect you, whether you are buying a property, conveying or thinking of lending money.
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Adverse Possession and the Land Registration Act 2002 – Our Guide
Leading case - J A Pye (Oxford) Ltd & Ors v Graham & Anor [2002] UKHL 30 (4 July 2002)
The legal principle of adverse possession has been adapted by the Land Registration Act 2002 and some cases from that year will now be reaching their reduced legal limitation period. We provide a guide to the rules to prepare you for a potentially busier next few years of applications.
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TSA Publish Framework to herald new age for Social Housing regulation
The TSA (Tenant Services Authority) has recently published and implemented the new regulatory framework to cover registered social housing providers, a policy change which includes the abolition of their own organisation in favour of the Regulation Committee of the Homes and Communities Agency.
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Why do we need so many new homes?
Much is being done to address Britain’s much publicised housing shortage, but why does Britain need so much housing and are brand new homes the solution?
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Editor's Comment
In a time when the ‘chronic housing shortage’ has been much publicised, the Editor takes a look at what the shortage really means and whether the Government’s policy to address it is the right one for homeowners, prospective homeowners and the industry at large.
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Taskforce to Tackle “Beds in Sheds”
In locations of high net inward migration, the problem of ‘beds in sheds’ has been troubling local councils for years. Now a summit has been called to bring together members of local councils, government and the services and work out a way to address this long standing issue.
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In case you missed it…..
Gospel choir fined for torturous singing
Four years of complaints against a Gospel Church whose exuberant congregation have persistently ‘tortured’ local residents have culminated in legal action and fines for the pastor.
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