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In this month’s edition … we look at how subsidence affected properties in 2018, discuss alternatives to the London property market and discover what home owners and tenants really want
The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the propertysurveying.co.uk team, reflecting survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This provides a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
Ross McKay was sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement with a criminal gang that amassed a £10 million property empire through property and mortgage fraud.
NHS Property Services manages around 10% of the National Health Service’s estate valued at over £3 billion that was previously owned and managed by health authorities and primary care trusts. The company is owed over £422 million in overdue rent, service and management charges which its tenants say are the result of a rapid increase in the costs imposed on them.
Celebrity mansions in London have fallen in value, as their famous owners have failed to achieve their substantial asking prices.
A four-fold increase in the number of properties suffering from subsidence was recorded after the exceptional dry weather of 2018. We look at the reasons for subsidence, and discuss what you can do about it.
As developers fail to build the promised shops, restaurants and cafes that secured their planning permission, a Planning Condition Enforcement Notice should have prevented any new homes from being occupied.
Weak mortar has been found on at least thirteen new build housing estates around the UK – despite assurances that the material has passed strength tests in the lab.
If you need to be within commuting distance of London but are put off by affordability, want better education choices or would like to live by the seaside, here are some ideas.
Leaving a building unoccupied for any period of time can result in its condition deteriorating, insurance problems or even leave it vulnerable to squatters, but a growing use of ‘property guardians’ could be the solution.
Space is at a premium, with new homes getting smaller and smaller, but what if you can’t keep the number of your possessions in line with the living space available? Going minimalist is one answer … but what if that’s not an option?
A new and highly-acclaimed 36-storey apartment building in Sydney has been evacuated after large structural cracks appeared on two of the building’s levels.
We look at a variety of ways you can squirrel away a few more pennies that will help you save the pounds needed to afford a deposit on your new home.
And finally …
In a new survey, 1,000 householders aged 25 to 40 reveal what they really want when they buy a new home.
Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
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