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

Publication date: 15th March 2016

In this month's edition ... we start a new series on common defects, see that planning applications are to be speeded up, how previously unused and unloved areas are to be made into parks, and why it's important to get checks done when buying or building a property!

The Property Market Monthly Fact File - March 2016
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.

New legislation set to protect UK music venues in planning law
Brand new legislation is to be implemented across the UK in a bid to protect music venues in planning law.
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Clock at Waterloo Station

Britain’s railway reaches the end of the line. Has it now lost Waterloo?
Network Rail have confirmed that it is considering selling off up to 7,500 properties, including a number of iconic railway stations...
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Applications to be fast tracked in bid to speed up the planning process and increase house building
New proposals will allow councils to offer fast track planning application services in a bid to boost house building.....
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Battersea Power Station – another obstacle to its development?
Since it was decommissioned in 1983, the Grade I Listed Battersea Power Station has seen many abortive attempts to make use of the site.....
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Battersea Power Station Development

Founder of Carphone Warehouse involved in row with neighbours over extension plans for £20 million mansion
Sir Charles Dunstone and wife, Celia, want more space in their mansion. But nearby neighbours say that they have already suffered enough....
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Parks and Green Spaces

Over 80 pocket parks have been given the go-ahead
Across the country, over 80 mistreated and disused built-up spaces have plans to be reconstructed and transformed into green oases...
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Multi-million pound development plans for a large, luxury development halted by a pensioner
Plans for a large, luxury, seaside development in Southend have been halted because a pensioner refuses to leave her home…
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Plans to boost mobile signal in rural areas have been terminated - project failed
An important scheme which was set up to improve mobile phone coverage in the countryside has been axed after five years - Ministers admit that the £150 million project has been a failure
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Mortgage Market Update
Various sources are claiming that now is as good a time to buy a property as there has ever been, with interest rates low and the property market surging forward. We have compiled stats from various sources around the country to give you a complete view of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
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NEW SERIES: 10 defects that could be hiding in your home – a surveyor's view

Defect 1 – Condensation
In the first of our new ten article series, we kick things off with one of the most common defects around – found in almost every home in the country to a varying degree – condensation.
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