April 2021 Property Surveying Newsletter

House plans of a traditional older building

In this month’s Property Surveying Newsletter … we look at the new TA6 pilot scheme, discuss coastal erosion and find out what’s grotesque

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TA6 Part 1 pilot scheme announced for buying and selling property

The Law Society, in conjunction with InfoTrack and Perfect Portal, has announced the introduction of a new pilot scheme designed to speed up the process of making an informed house purchasing decision.

Fancy a life on the edge? We look at coastal erosion

A stunning property with beautiful sea views can often command a matching stunning price tag, but coastal erosion and rising sea levels mean some properties are increasingly getting closer to the sea. That dream home could become more of a nightmare, if the home owner doesn’t take some precautionary measures.

Estate agency put on red alert list

The pandemic has suited some businesses rather better than others, but one estate agency has found itself on a red alert list, thanks to its actions after successfully tapping the funding available.

image of Spon Street in Coventry which contains medieval houses and shop buildings as well as modern properties

Chartered Surveyors 2021 ‘manifesto’ published

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published its new ‘manifesto’ prior to the  English local elections in May 2021.

Green Homes home insulation grant funding redirected to local authorities

After reaching just 10% of the 600,000 homes that the government had targeted for help, the £300 million Green Homes Grant has been withdrawn. The scheme’s budget will be reallocated into separate insulation funds run by local authorities to help lower income households.

Plumbing at Dunster Castle, SomersetUK trial of hydrogen heated homes to begin

A government programme is funding two new hydrogen heated homes in Low Thornley, Gateshead. The houses will be built by April 2021, and will be entirely heated by hydrogen to demonstrate how it might replace natural gas to power our homes.

And finally …

Gargoyle or grotesque? That’s the question

A gargoyle or grotesque is probably one of the most mysterious building features you will find, but what are they for? We look at the purpose of these building features and the history of their use, and explain the meanings of the many shapes and likenesses.

Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
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