Trees in the news – ruining gardens, damaging houses and wasting taxpayers’ money.

In Edenthorpe in South Yorkshire, the Tesco Store has some tall trees on its border with neighbouring houses, which have grown so large that the roots have invaded the gardens. Elsewhere, a conservatory had to be rebuilt after a protected oak tree’s roots undermined it.
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A valuer’s perspective on corporate property investment

A business must achieve a balance between capital growth, yearly return and risk-management. A number of options exist, but many – including dabbling in the stock market – might be considered too risky.
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Squatting becoming criminalised in 2012 does not stop pensioner losing house!

Pensioner Colin Curtis lost the rights to his mother’s house this month, despite a change in the law in September 2012 which made squatting a criminal offence.
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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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