March 2024 Property Surveying Newsletter

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In this month’s Property Surveying Newsletter … we look at the effects of cowboy builders, discuss housebuilder information sharing, and consider the effects of the Nipple Rule

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.

Suspended sentence for cowboy builder

The victims of a cowboy builder have been left “grossly” out of pocket, with unsafe building work carried out in their homes after taking payment in advance.

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Self build couple face £38,000 bill for failure to ask first

A couple’s failure to obtain planning permission prior to starting work on a self build project has attracted an unexpected £82,994.88 bill.

House builders under investigation for secretly sharing prices

Several large house building firms are being investigated by the Competition and Market Authority after a report revealed evidence of “information sharing”.

Annual value and number of homes sold in England down by almost half

The value of homes sold in England during 2023 was around half that of 2022, according to an analysis by eXp UK, the platform for personal estate agents

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Nipple Rule in while other standards dropped

Britain has some of the worst-performing housing in Europe – is the Nipple Rule is just part of the problem?

What can you do if the house next door is close to collapse?

The elderly owners of a property in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland are living next to a derelict house that is in imminent danger of collapse. We look at what you can do to protect yourself in such circumstances.

And finally …

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Planning issue (not) solved with hammer !

A home owner in Norfolk has been charged with causing criminal damage, following a disagreement over an outside wall built adjacent to the front of his single width driveway.

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