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In this month’s edition … we ask whether you can legally keep the chattels found in your new property, highlight the issues surrounding home energy efficiency investment, discuss what the law says about home intruders, and discover when you will become a property millionaire
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The owner of listed Thornton Manor, near the pretty village of Thornton Hough on the Wirral, was granted planning permission for the erection of three marquees on the estate to be used as wedding venues. However, the permission was granted without the conditions that had been agreed by the planning committee. Six years later, the permission has now been quashed in the High Court.
What can (or can’t) be legally kept of the chattels found when you move into new property?
‘Getting affordability right in consumer credit’ has raised concerns over rising debt that has almost reached the peak levels that caused the 2008 financial crisis.
Why has energy efficiency investment significantly fallen in England, when the government is discounting the energy bills of two million homes and cold homes cost the NHS an estimated £1.36 billion every year?
An investigation by an anti-corruption group says London has ‘routinely been the choice destination for Russians with suspicious wealth to move’. Although just 3% of prime central London property was snapped up by Russians last year, the government has announced an investigation that will focus on property investment.
A decision that would have saved the taxpayer £40 million a year has been scrapped – but research shows the savings would have been negated after just 140 young people became homeless.
The average cost of a home in Cornwall is now 24 times the average Cornish wage. Can Cornish communities fight back and avoid becoming over-priced ghost towns, left behind by the families that have lived there for generations?
You too could be a millionaire homeowner … find out how long you might have to wait here.
The terrifying prospect of finding an intruder in your home is fortunately something few of us have to deal with … here’s what you can ‘reasonably’ do to protect yourself and your family.
Beware the pitfalls of signing a contract without first reading it … or be prepared to look after your landlord’s parrot (yes, really).
And Finally …
After living for three years in their ‘medieval-style hovel’, built by hand from the natural resources of their smallholding, a Devon couple has been told to dismantle it.
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