Half a Billion Pounds about to be released to Builders under the Government’s Builders Finance Fund Scheme to kick-start stalled Housing Schemes

Over 160 smaller housing developments across the country have been shortlisted for loans from the £525 million pound Builders Finance Fund, which is intended to get stalled sites back up and running with new homes being built.…
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Collapsing Tree Trial in Lincolnshire costs Council £10,000

A test of reasonableness has prevailed in a case of a developer removing a tree with a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) who was prosecuted by North East Lincolnshire Council.
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How small is too small when it comes to property?

There hasYorkshire - Cottage been a steep rise in the number of people renting rather than buying in London, no doubt due to the really high prices of property in the capital, and the rules of affordability to get a mortgage. Landlords are offering smaller and smaller flats to tenants, but are they breaking the law?
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Housing Britain – CBI reports £4bn per annum cost to consumers

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has produced a report calling all political parties to ensure that coming generations have a realistic opportunity to buy their own properties by increasing the number of new homes being built each year.
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Is Government Criteria for Local Councils making the local plans under the National Policy Framework too Stringent?

Difficulties in constructing viable local plans in accordance with the National Policy Framework (NPF), has resulted in large scale development in countryside areas completely against the desires of local people and local authorities…
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Landowner defeats Teseo in the High Court over £1.3m conditional contract

Ref. Cohen v Teseo Properties Ltd & Anor [2014] EWHC 2442 (Ch)
On 8 August 2013, the Claimant landowner (Cohen) entered into an agreement with the Defendant developer for the sale of a property in Finchley North London at the price of £1.3 million. Inserted into this agreement was the condition that final agreement was dependent on the developer securing planning permission for residential redevelopment…
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Business Tenants to be on best behaviour or statutory protection can be removed

Ref. Youssefi v Mussellwhite [2014] EWCA Civ 885
The Court of Appeal in this case upheld the previous Judge’s view that bad behaviour on the part of the business Tenant precluded her from being granted a renewed Lease, which she expected under statutory protection provided by Landlord and Tenant Act 1954…
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Change to age old trespass laws could allow frackers to drill under your home

In a consultation published by DCLG on 23rd May 2014, the Government outlined their proposals to change the age old trespass laws encapsulated by the latin phrase: Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos. In other words, “whoever owns the soil, it is theirs all the way up to Heaven and down to Hell”…
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Gas Safety Trust Poll Provides Alarming Results

The Gas Safety Trust instructed OnePoll to conduct an online survey of some 2,000 people to ascertain whether property owners and tenants had any idea of the dangers of gas equipment. The results were fairly disturbing…
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