December 2019 Property Surveying Newsletter

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In this month’s Property Surveying Newsletter … we look at what we might expect from the new government, find out what to look for when buying older property and discover how you can venture back in time this Christmas

The Property Market Monthly Fact File

The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the 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.

Landlord v Tenant, Residential v Commercial – Supreme Court ruling in leasehold enfranchisement / planning dispute

In Sequent Nominees v Hautford, justices have ruled that a freeholder was entitled to withhold consent from a leaseholder who wished to apply for planning permission to convert his property into flats.

Downing Street, home of the pmWhat housing policies can we expect from Boris’s new government?

We look at which households might benefit from the pre-election promises made by the Conservative government.

Homeowners to use care funding to keep their homes?

Two thirds of the households in England that are headed by someone aged 65 or over are owned outright, that is 6.5 million homes, and it has been estimated that by 2030 one in five of us will be over-65. But is it a good thing to provide extra funding simply to keep these households from having to sell up to pay for care costs?

Fireplace in homeSurveyors guide to buying older property

Nearly half of property purchasers avoid buying older buildings in case of hidden costs and problems. If you’re one of the brave home buyers who have been seduced by a charming old property that oozes character and appeal, here are some of the things you should think about before taking the plunge.

Housing – good growth for cities

The Good Growth for Cities index looks at the best performing cities in the UK in terms of economic success and highlights areas where new strategies will be needed to continue improvements to living standards in our homes.

And finally …

Historic properties celebrating the evolution of Christmas

The National Trust has transformed many of its historic houses to reflect Christmases from times gone by. Travel back anywhere from the 1970s to Tudor England to enjoy an unusual Christmas visit to one of the National Trust’s many historic properties.

Chritmas Greetings from property surveying

Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
of the UK wide network of Property Professionals

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