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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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
of the UK wide network of Property Professionals
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