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