Ramsay takes on Love and loses

Ref. Gordon James Ramsay v Gary Love [2015]
TV chef Gordon Ramsey has lost his legal battle with Pub owner Gary Love and will now need to find almost £10m in rent which he personally guaranteed. We look at the legal basis of Mr Love’s case and how Ramsey was still liable, even though he never personally signed the documents in question…
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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – February 2015

The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the propertysurveying.co.uk team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
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Lambeth leads the way in new anti-social behaviour powers, quashing squatters and removing ravers

Ref. Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
Lambeth Borough Council have already made good use of their new powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 which came into force last October. In doing so, they have closed down seven properties in just three months…
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Court of Appeal rules on 1,700 home judicial review

Ref. Savage, R (on the application of) v Mansfield District Council & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 4
In this case, Mansfield District Council had granted permission on 17 April 2013 for a large mixed use development close to Harlow Wood stretching to 1,700 homes and covering over 169 hectares. A third-party brought a challenge on alleged defects in the consultation process, and the Court of Appeal has now made their judgement…
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10 questions on… Radon Gas
All you could want to know about radon gas, how to find and measure it, and what effect it could have on you and your property…
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New fund made available to local councils in a bid to prevent unauthorised development

Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles announced on the 10th January that a new £1million boost will be made available to local councils in an attempt to crack down on unauthorised development.
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We can provide you with a Building Survey Report in Andover


Kip himself carries out much of the instructed work and has skills in expert witness instructions, valuations for probate, matrimonial and tax purposes and in-depth building surveys on old, complex or high-valkip_herring_surveyor-300x263ue properties. The main bulk of the practice’s work, however, is pre-purchase surveys and Kip and his team are ideally placed to assist any client needing advice on their potential new home or investment.

To ensure every client can get the right service, Kip offers a wide range of surveys to fit every budget and property type; including verbal acquisition advice, the HomeBuyers survey, the House Purchase Survey Report (HPSR), the Major Elements Survey and the Full Building Survey.

Where a valuation is important this can be integrated into the report and, as a Registered  Valuer with the RICS, Kip is fully qualified to provide this.

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We will be happy to discuss your requirements and quote for any proposed building survey, homebuyers report, management or other professional property work required. We will talk with you directly, with no obligations.

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100,000 first time buyers offered new scheme allowing them a 20% discount when they purchase new homes

sillhouette_sunset_woolacombeProspective first time buyers eligible for 20% discount when they purchase new build properties thanks to new scheme which removes arduous s.106 obligations…
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Is buying on the cheapest street in Britain a wise move?

Two bed, semi detached house is put on the market for just £5,000 in Stockton-on-Tees, but should prospective purchasers look at more than just the bargain price?
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London Borough of Islington to tackle ‘buy-to-leave’ with landmark proposals.

london_Islington Borough Council have proposed radical new measures in a bid to tackle ‘buy-to-leave’ and reduce the number of empty houses.
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