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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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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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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Battersea Power Station – another obstacle to its development?

battersea-power-station-developmentSince 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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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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