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Green Homes Grant concerns over quality of work

The government's new Green Homes Grant is due to be launched in England in September ...
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Permitted development rights will allow two additional storeys to be added to your home

Permitted development rule changes throw caution to the wind

In a surprising announcement that included restrictions on the ability of local councils to prevent ...
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Property developer faces prison for contempt

Grosvenor Property Developers consultant faces prison

Sanjiv Varma, who claimed to be a consultant to developer, Grosvenor Property Developers Ltd, has ...
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July 2020 Property Surveying market fact file

Our monthly Property Surveying summary of property market news, survey data, statistics, trends and information ...
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More homes on the high street with planning restrictions reduced

Overhaul of planning system to ‘build, build, build’ out of crisis

The government announced an overhaul of the planning system, in an effort to build homes ...
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UK’s biggest building society reduces deposit for first time buyer mortgages

The Covid pandemic caused wide disruption in the housing market and the number of mortgage ...
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New electrical safety legislation for private rental landlords

New electrical safety legislation was introduced in England from 1st June 2020 for private rental ...
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Home insulation grant for homeowners in England

A £2 billion home insulation grant scheme is due to be introduced in September to ...
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Stamp duty changes increases pressure as housing market gets moving after lockdown

The governments of England and Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland have issued temporary Stamp Duty ...
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Mortgage prisoners still banged up!

In October 2019, mortgage affordability rules were reformed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to ...
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Deposit-free rent – is it all it promises?

Have you heard of deposit-free rent? Plans first started to emerge in 2017, but concerns ...
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Ban on ‘No DSS’ after court judgement

The case against 'No DSS' stipulations stepped up a notch when two mothers recently won ...
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