Fisherman’s Friend tycoon builds a lighthouse on her land without planning permission

Multi-millionaire and Fisherman’s Friend tycoon has 30ft lighthouse replica built on her land only to learn she may have to knock it down because she has no planning permission…
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Prime Minister David Cameron promises to renovate run-down housing estates

Cameron announced that the country’s most neglected and deprived housing estates will be replaced and transformed into safe and pleasant-looking neighbourhoods.
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The Local Government Association reveals that the number of unbuilt homes with planning permission hits record levels

Around 475,000 are yet to be built despite having planning permission, resulting in record figures which are 25% higher than they were just five years ago.
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District Council brings legal challenge after planning refusal is overturned

Cherwell District Council, Oxfordshire, will seek legal challenge after their original decision not to grant permission for a 54 home development in Hook Norton was overturned by the Secretary of State’s Inspector on appeal…
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In case you missed it – The Playboy Mansion is up for sale, but unfortunately comes with one major catch…

The Playboy Mansion has been put up for sale for a staggering £138 million, but unfortunately comes with one major catch – Playboy founder Hugh Hefner must stay…
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Mortgage Market Update

Various sources are claiming that now is as good a time to buy a property as there has ever been, with interest rates low and the property market surging forward. We have compiled stats from various sources around the country to give you a complete view of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
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2015 – Planning Law Focus

A look back on some of 2015’s biggest property law cases and legislation
Another year has passed us by and case and statute law have both continued to evolve the planning process and the property industry landscape throughout the year. We look back on some of the more significant changes that will affect all of us in the industry, moving forward into 2016…
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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – January 2016

The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to help many persons with an interest in property gain an accurate view of what is happening in the UK property market as a whole.
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Government support for devastating floods in Cumbria and Lancs to reach over £60 million

After devastating floods hit Cumbria and Lancs earlier this month, the government has pledged over £60 million to support households and businesses that were affected.
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Buy-to-let tycoons reach £250 million deal with Arab investors for their 900+ property empire

Britain’s biggest buy-to-let tycoons, who over 30 years acquired a portfolio of over 1,000 properties, have struck a deal with wealthy Arab investors to sell 900 of them for £250 million.
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