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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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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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 propertysurveying.co.uk 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.
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Poverty charity held responsible for at least 15 evictions

A group of tenants who have recently suffered eviction at the hands of new landlords have joined with a local MP to condemn the actions of the poverty charity – the Glasspool Trust – who sold them. But is the charity really at fault?
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In case you missed it – Noisy construction works banned at weekends in Royal Borough

The London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to ban all construction works on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays due to an increase in noise complaints……
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Recent studies have shown that almost all young and poor people are likely to be stuck renting their homes by 2025

In 1988, just 22% of house occupiers on an average income and under the age of 35 were renting – that figure has now risen to 53%!
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Kensington & Chelsea Council reveals pre-application advice to the public

In what is widely believed to be a first for local councils in the country, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea will now routinely publish the advice provided by their planning officers and Architectural Appraisal Panel.
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