Which statutory requirements do I need to follow when letting out a holiday home?

Summer has faded and the time for packing up and trooping off to your British holiday home might be over. But many will still want to escape from the cold months and sit in front of a warm fire in a beautiful holiday cottage. What they will most likely be looking for is a peaceful, comfortable living space that oozes warmth. With that in mind, you may be thinking about letting your lovely country holiday cottage for someone to escape to. We look at the stringent requirements surrounding the process, to help make sure your letting is stress free and profitable…

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Chimney stacks, flues and fireplaces

The pitfalls, weaknesses and characteristics of chimneys and what to do about repairing and removing them…
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Teresa Scannell MRICS

www.chelmsfordsurveyors.co.uk

Chelmsford City Councilbuilding
Hylands House, Chelmsford City Council

Teresa Scannell MRICS is a Local Director for Right Surveyors and a Chartered Surveyor specialising in Property Surveys, Building Surveys, Structural Surveys, House Purchase Surveys, Homebuyer Reports, Major Defects Reports, Home Surveys and Property Valuations, Property Acquisition work, Party Wall work and other professional work throughout Chelmsford and the surrounding area.

For friendly survey advice without obligation, please call Teresa Scannell MRICS onTeresa Scannell - Chartered Surveyor, Chelmsford

01992 233 243

Teresa is a qualified chartered surveyor and surveys all types of residential houses and properties as well as, in most instances, commercial buildings. She has extensive experience with pre- purchase surveys and is happy to provide initial no obligations advice.


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VAT Property Payment Ruling in Conveyance Case

Ref. CLP Holding Co Ltd V Singh and Kaur (2014) EWCA Civ 1103
The court ruled on who was responsible for a VAT payment on the purchase of a commercial property, when there was an element of conflict within the conveyance procedure concerning general and specific terms. The result carries a number of interesting points for commercial conveyancers and property owners…
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Top tips for converting your barn

Henley Knapp Barns 001Permitted Development changes have made it significantly easier to convert a barn or  other agricultural building into a residential or commercial space. We look at some top tips from our Chartered Surveyors for those of you considering a conversion project, covering such aspects as planning permission,building regulations, sustainability and design…
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“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore” – As it turns out, they actually are…

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Ref. Loose v Lynn Shellfish Limited (2014) EWCA Civ 846
The immortal quote from Mark Twain, “Buy Land, they’re not making it anymore” was this month challenged in the courts with a case over newly accreted land in the Wash. Legal ownership was called into question in a High Court Case last year and has been considered again in the Court of Appeal. So the question is, are they making land?
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Phil Routledge MRICS

Phil Routledge MRICS

Church building in Retford
St Swithens Church Building in Retford

Phil Routledge MRICS is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in Property Surveys, Building Surveys,
Structural Surveys, House Purchase Surveys, Homebuyer Reports, Major Defects Reports,
Home Surveys and Property Valuations, Property Acquisition work,
Party Wall work and other professional work
throughout Retford and the surrounding area.

For friendly advice without obligation, please call Phil Routledge MRICS on

01623 304 306

Phil is a fully qualified chartered surveyor and surveys all types of residential houses and properties and commercial buildings. He has extensive experience with pre- purchase surveys and is happy to provide initial no obligations advice.


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…for all your building survey and property requirements

What is a Major Defects Report?

A Major Defect Report is similar in some respects to a building survey and a homebuyer survey. The level of inspection is usually between the two or close to the level of a building survey. However, the report itself is in less detail than a full building survey and concentrates on those more important and larger building issues.

A Major Defects Report is often useful where a homebuyer report should not be carried out due to the age or type of property, or if the property is listed.


0800 880 6264 | surveydesk@propertysurveying.co.uk

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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – October 2014

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 help many persons with an interest in property gain an accurate view of what is happening in the UK property market as a whole.
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