Policy Exchange want new ‘Garden Village’ powers for Councils

garden-villageIn a paper by think-tank ‘Policy Exchange’, a new policy of devolved power to local authorities has been put forward, which would enable them to create ‘garden villages’ of between 1,500 and 5,000 homes…
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Are you searching for a Property Surveyor in Torquay?

www.torquaysurveyors.co.uk

Building and Property Surveyor Torquay

Are you buying a new house or commercial property? Do you need a building survey, structural survey, single fault assessment, rebuilding / reinstatement valuation, homebuyers report, party wall or property advice from a Chartered Building Surveyor in Torquay or the surrounding South Devon area?

“All buildings, properties and houses have defects. Instructing us to undertake a Full Building Survey, House Purchase Survey Report or Homebuyer (Home Buyer) Survey will give you or your vendor peace of mind.” – Lee Gallon MRICS

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Please telephone Lee Gallon MRICS and the team to discuss your building survey or other property requirements. We are a chartered surveyors practice covering Torquay, Babbacombe, Marldon and the surrounding area, helping clients with both residential survey and commercial property issues.

01803 423 803
or Freephone on 0800 880 6024


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Could the invasion of the Super Rat threaten your home?

ratHardly a week goes by without rats featuring in the news – restaurants being closed down, infested homes being evacuated etc. Recent weeks have been no exception and so called ‘Super Rats’ are now plaguing towns across the UK. Could your house be next?
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Do you live in Pembroke and are not sure whether you need a Party Wall Survey?

www.pembrokesurveyors.co.uk

What is Party Wall Work?

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The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 introduced a procedure for resolving disputes between owners of neighbouring properties, arising as a result of one owner’s intention to carry out works which would affect the party wall, involve the construction of a party wall or boundary wall at (or adjacent to) the line of junction between the two properties or excavation within certain distances of a neighbour’s structure and to a lower depth than its foundations.

In order to settle such disputes, the surveyor (agreed Surveyor where both parties concur in one person) or surveyors (where each party appoints their own surveyor) will resolve the dispute by making an Award, which is legally binding on both parties.

Please telephone Keith Batten FRICS and the team to discuss your survey requirements. He is a chartered surveyor covering Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Angle and the surrounding area, helping clients with both residential survey and commercial property issues.

029 2193 2193
or Freephone on 0800 880 6024


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They might be straw, but you can’t blow them down. Is the future of construction in straw?

It may sound like a return to the dark ages, but using straw as a construction material is a genuine technique which has now expanded beyond the realms of ‘Grand Designs’ and self-builds, and into the commercial market. We look at seven new homes in Bristol, within a project which seeks to change the way we think about building houses…
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Deeds, not words, prove man’s worth

The bell of the Victoria Hall in Ash, Surrey has chimed merrily for over a 100 years. Each quarter of an hour, the bell rings out and on the hour, every hour, its peels can be heard across the village. Health and Safety knows no bounds in the modern world, however, and one new resident can have a substantial impact…
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Landlord struck with £300,000 of fines and costs after multiple planning breaches

A landlord’s failure to comply with numerous planning enforcement notices issued by Waltham Forest Borough Council has now resulted in a substantial sum of fines and costs of more than £300,000. The case shows that no landlord will escape their LPA if they choose to play fast and loose with the rules…
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Ramsay takes on Love and loses

Ref. Gordon James Ramsay v Gary Love [2015]
TV chef Gordon Ramsey has lost his legal battle with Pub owner Gary Love and will now need to find almost £10m in rent which he personally guaranteed. We look at the legal basis of Mr Love’s case and how Ramsey was still liable, even though he never personally signed the documents in question…
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Looking for a Surveyor in Shirehampton?

Paul Keegan MRICS Chartered Surveyor

www.shirehamptonsurveyors.co.uk

We will be happy to discuss your requirements and quote for any proposed building survey, homebuyers report, management or other professional property work required. We will talk with you directly, with no obligations.

Our surveyors have carried out mortgage valuation work for many high street banks and building societies. We undertake valuations, buildings reinstatement valuations, party wall work, investment advice, boundary disputes, expert witness reports and various other typical property / building surveying work. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice.

01172 121 214

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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – February 2015

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.
To read the monthly fact file, click here.