June 2024 Property Surveying Newsletter

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In this month’s Property Surveying Newsletter … we look at Multiple Dwellings Relief, discuss the benefits of trees, and consider the country house’s importance to the war effort 

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 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.

Trio of rogue traders jailed after stealing £45,000

Fraudsters filmed themselves bragging about their scam, preyed on elderly people who they perceived to be vulnerable, and told them that their roof needed fixing before massively overcharging for substandard work.

MDR rules changing

Stamp Duty relief on multiple dwellings abolished on June 1st 2024

Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR) has been abolished as of 1st June 2024. MDR was a relief from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) that came into effect when two or more dwellings were purchased in the same transaction or in linked transactions.

Fire safety legislation in houses and blocks of flats

The government has published its Fire Safety Briefing into the fire safety of houses and blocks of flats. We discuss the legislation in England which is dependent on whether the property is at the stage of design and construction or occupation

brick spalling in older property defaced bricks crumbling surface

Surveyors guide to brick spalling

Owners of older and period properties have a wide range of issues to consider when carrying out general maintenance. Among the issues that are unlikely to affect newer properties is the external condition of the brickwork.

Victorian houses a favourite with UK buyers

The industrial revolution led to a significant boom in housing production, resulting in over six million houses built during the Victorian period. We look at how they fare in the popularity stakes compared to other properties.

The benefits of trees – and whether you can remove them

In the urban environment, trees act as a natural visual and sound barrier and can even increase the value of a property while reducing energy costs by providing natural shading and cooling. There is much to consider before you decide to do away with a tree, whether to accommodate a building project or for any other reason. We look at the rules and discuss the benefits of trees.

And finally …

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock used during the war for education and more

How Britain’s country houses helped the war effort

When the Second World War broke out in 1939, it the beginning of a six year conflict that finally culminated in the D-Day landings on 6th June 1944, eighty years ago this month. But it wasn’t just the lives of ordinary people that changed during the conflict. To help the war effort, the government requisitioned hundreds of country houses across the country for a myriad of purposes.

Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
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