Property and Building Surveyors

Connecting you to Verified Independent Chartered Surveyors
This Month's Newsletter

Property and Building Surveyors

Welcome to the Property Advice Newsletter
Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
of the UK wide network of Property Professionals

Publication date: 12th February 2014

In this month's edition, we look at a complex legal case, a palace under threat, great news for the economy in the form of rising house prices and falling insolvencies, a guide to the 11 mistakes property sellers make and a look at the Bedroom Tax which continues to be a political hot-topic...

The Property Market Monthly Fact File - February 2014
The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
To read the monthly fact file, click here.

Hatton V Connew (2013)
Hatton & Anor v Connew & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 1560
This is a complicated boundary dispute involving three distinct areas of Land, with arguments over extent of paper title, interpretation of documents, estoppel and expert evidence.
To read the whole article, click here.

Famous Palace Under Threat
The Bishop's Palace for the Bishop of Bath & Wells, which has been the Bishop and his descendants' home for some 800 years, is under threat to be sold off - out of the Church Commissioners Property Portfolio and into the private sector...
To read the whole article, click here.
Bishop's Palace, Wells

Building on Floodplains - Can this continue?
With much of the South West underwater, flooding has once again become a hot-topic. We look below at the huge range of questions the Government and its agencies much ask themselves if flooding is ever to be nullified as an issue of great concern for British homeowners, as well as some potential solutions...
To read the whole article, click here.

Bankruptcies Fall to New Low
Another indication of economic stability and better economic times ahead, as personal insolvencies fall to the lowest levels for some eight years.
To read the whole article, click here.

House Prices
House prices for much of the country at long last appear to be notably on the up, as reported by a number of Britain’s largest financial institutions as well as via the Land Registry, resulting in the fastest six months' growth rate for a decade...
To read the whole article, click here.

Help to Buy - Can it Help You?
The Help to Buy Scheme, which has gained much popularity in recent months, was designed to help both existing home buyers as well as first time buyers. But how has it fared so far, should current price growth really be attributed to it and can it help you?
To read the whole article, click here.

Britain is building on new Homes Bonus
Housing Minister Kris Hopkins announced on 3rd February 2014 the final allocations for the New Homes Bonus payments for this year.
To read the whole article, click here.

11 Common Errors made by Property Sellers
Are you struggling to sell your home? 11 common errors made by sellers that may prevent a smooth, successful transaction are discussed below to help you navigate the pitfalls of modern conveyancing...
To read the whole article, click here.

And Finally....

In case you missed it…..

Britain's problem in the bedroom department remains to be satisfactorily resolved!
The bedroom tax marches on, but with 16,000 reported to have been wrongly charged and 72,000 social tenants finding themselves in arrears, how long can the harmful charge go on?
To read the whole article, click here.

This newsletter is a free service by for those with an interest in the UK Property Market. As well as being posted online here,
it is emailed straight to our subscribers all across the country.

To receive further details or to subscribe, click here.

The next newsletter will be published in March. Click here to access the Newsletters Archive

© --