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this month's property surveying newsletter ... we look in detail at Overage Agreements, find out how one landlord was fined £500,000and discover why some London property buyers might welcome a 20% house price reduction
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and land are often sold if there is a potential for increased value
with an overage agreement. Case law has recently addressed the
clause that is often used: "detailed planning permission" which is not
defined in a planning law sense, with defining consequences for many
highest penalty ever imposed for a planning offence in central London
has been given to a landlord prosecuted by Westminster City Council ,
who divided his home into flats without planning permission.
are ambitious plans to build more low carbon homes although house
builders have felt little pressure from home buyers. The bigger
challenge is in retrofitting existing property with sustainable
look at ways of keeping your builder 'on side' at a time when securing
the services of a competent, reliable and trustworthy builder can be
difficult, particularly in these heady days of housebuilding.
change and our impact on the environment are likely to have a long-term
impact on the planet. We look at passive housing, a concept that began
in Germany and is becoming more and more popular as a way of making a
contribution to saving the environment.
published figures from Data Cymru have shown a 43% rise in empty homes
in private ownership in Wales since the earliest records in 2009/10. We
look at what England, Wales and Scotland are doing about the problem.
recent survey has revealed that people are dissuaded from buying or
renting properties because of the condition of the garden. It seems an
attractive outdoor space can beat a state-of-the-art kitchen or
bathroom hands down, as it comes to light that potential buyers are
even willing to pay extra to secure a home with a garden.
owners fear that new build homes are unsafe after part of a new build
house fell away, while others look for assurance that their new build
properties are free of potentially dangerous fire safety issues.
18-metre Scots pine tree is to be felled and removed by the Church in
Sussex because of the 'threat' of falling pine cones. Surely a case of
political correctness gone mad?
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