June 2021 Property Surveying Newsletter

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In this month’s Property Surveying Newsletter … we look at fire safety rules, discuss housing and building supplies shortages and wonder why it has taken 110 years for a noise to become a nuisance

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Fire safety proposals for public buildings still allow combustible cladding

The Department of Education’s (DoE) new fire safety proposals for school buildings still allow for combustible cladding to be installed on buildings less than 18 metres high.

new building being builtHome Builders Federation blames councils for ‘housing shortage’

In a retort to local authorities, who have accused house builders of ‘land banking’ in order to suppress supply and drive demand, the Home Builders Federation has said that it is the local authorities that are to blame for the current under supply of new houses.

Costs skyrocket due to shortage of building materials

A large building materials supplier has warned of price increases to the cost of building materials as a result of supply chain problems with several products. As a result of factors including high demand, Brexit and even the weather, the costs of building supplies are rising.

Totnes community building project gazumped

The well established plans of a local community group to build affordable homes have been thwarted, after a property developer gazumped them to purchase the site.

Housing less affordable in many OECD countries

The UK is not the only country suffering from less affordable, high quality housing – in fact, many of the OECD countries around the world are experiencing surging house price increases that some are comparing to the bubble warning that preceded the 2008 financial crisis.

Money to buy propertyThe price of property has gone mad

We wonder where property price increases will begin to show some sense, as a shepherd’s hut and a car parking space sell for far more than expected.

And finally …

Whinger moves in to silence 110 year old noise

You’d think church bells that have chimed since 1910 would have upset someone before today, but a local council has just received what is thought to be its first complaint about the noise.

Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
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