A hearing at Inner London Crown Court early in September found against a developer who had, despite three failed planning applications, proceeded to rent out a property as flats. The result is a successful action under the Proceeds of Crime Act and a bill for more than £175,000 for the offending company and its millionaire owner… To read the whole article, click here.
Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, has unveiled a “Rent to Buy” scheme of loans totaling £400m to assist housing associations and developers in building 10,000 homes. Split 50/50 between London and the rest of the country, the scheme seeks to “stand by people who work hard and do the right thing, helping them move on and up in life”… To read the whole article, click here.
David Cameron has promised to help First-time house-buyers under the age of 40 by offering a 20% discount on new homes if the Conservatives are re-elected. The scheme, an extension of Help-to-Buy, could impact tens of thousands of families. If you’re under 40, you could be eligible… To read the whole article, click here.
Property Developer erects 6ft fence around neighbour’s house, blocking in their car and denying access to their own front gate A couple have become unable to access their house via their front gate as a neighbouring property developer erects a 6ft fence just inches away – even preventing the couple from moving their own vehicle off the driveway. To read the whole article, click here.
Paul Keegan MRICS DipBS MBA MCMI is a Chartered Building Surveyor with 20 years post-qualification experience; much of which has been spent working in senior roles in both the private and public property sectors. Hailing originally from Scotland, he has spent the last 20 years working and living in Somerset and Wiltshire, resulting in a firm grasp of local property styles and market conditions.
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Summer has faded and the time for packing up and trooping off to your British holiday home might be over. But many will still want to escape from the cold months and sit in front of a warm fire in a beautiful holiday cottage. What they will most likely be looking for is a peaceful, comfortable living space that oozes warmth. With that in mind, you may be thinking about letting your lovely country holiday cottage for someone to escape to. We look at the stringent requirements surrounding the process, to help make sure your letting is stress free and profitable…
Teresa Scannell MRICS is a Local Director for Right Surveyors and a Chartered Surveyor specialising in Property Surveys, Building Surveys, Structural Surveys, House Purchase Surveys, Homebuyer Reports, Major Defects Reports, Home Surveys and Property Valuations, Property Acquisition work, Party Wall work and other professional work throughout Chelmsford and the surrounding area.
For friendly survey advice without obligation, please call Teresa Scannell MRICS on
01992 233 243
Teresa is a qualified chartered surveyor and surveys all types of residential houses and properties as well as, in most instances, commercial buildings. She has extensive experience with pre- purchase surveys and is happy to provide initial no obligations advice.
Ref. CLP Holding Co Ltd V Singh and Kaur (2014) EWCA Civ 1103 The court ruled on who was responsible for a VAT payment on the purchase of a commercial property, when there was an element of conflict within the conveyance procedure concerning general and specific terms. The result carries a number of interesting points for commercial conveyancers and property owners… To read the whole article, click here.
Ref. Loose v Lynn Shellfish Limited (2014) EWCA Civ 846 The immortal quote from Mark Twain, “Buy Land, they’re not making it anymore” was this month challenged in the courts with a case over newly accreted land in the Wash. Legal ownership was called into question in a High Court Case last year and has been considered again in the Court of Appeal. So the question is, are they making land? To read the whole article, click here.