Monthly Mortgage Update – Dec 2014

In this feature, we provide a broad overview of the mortgage market – essential reading for anyone looking to buy a property or operating commercially in the property market. According to the Money Charity, outstanding secured (on dwellings) lending in … Continue reading

Tortious claims of conspiracy, interference with goods, negligence and misfeasance in public office settled in the High Court as unlawfully evicted tenant receives justice at last

Ref. AA v London Borough of Southwark [2014] EWHC 500 (QB)
In this case, a tenant had been the legal occupant of a flat since 2001. He paid the rent predominantly from housing benefit, with the shortfall made up from his own funds and, throughout his tenancy the tenant had been in arrears, amounting to £2,353.26 at the time of eviction. In the action of processing his eviction, Southwark made a number of mistakes which ultimately resulted in unlawful eviction, unlawful destruction of goods and over a year of unwarranted homelessness…
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Neglect tenants at your peril – Landlord fined £30k after leaving tenants with no heat for four weeks

A rogue landlord has been fined more than £30,000 to reflect the serious “physical and mental hardship” endured by five tenants under his duty of care. The message laid down by Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court is clear; ignoring serious, reasonable pleas from your tenants will result in council intervention and a hefty bill…
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Ian Dony MRICS

www.stroudsurveyors.co.uk

Longfords Mill
Longfords Mill building near Stroud

Ian Dony MRICS is a fully qualified chartered surveyor allowing him to survey all types of residential and commercial properties including historical and listed buildings. He has extensive local experience with pre-purchase surveys and is happy to provide initial no obligations advice.

For friendly advice without obligation,
please call Ian Dony BSc DipBldgCons MRICS FCABE on

01452 23 23 24


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High Court balances need to maintain stable family unit with the need to allow effective recovery of debts in novel solution

Ref. Fred Perry (Holdings) Limited v Genis [1 August 2014]
In this case, the High Court sought to find a way to balance conflicting statutes and contrasting commercial and familiar interests, eventually settling on a novel solution…
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Roger Hardwick MRICS

www.prestonsurveyors.co.uk

Fulwood Academy, Preston
Fulwood Academy new building, Preston

Roger Hardwick MRICS is 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 Preston and the surrounding area.

For friendly advice without obligation, please call Roger Hardwick MRICS on

01772 365 367


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Chris Newman FRICS

www.manchestersurveyor.co.uk

Manchester buildings

Chris Newman FRICS is 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 Manchester and the surrounding area.

For friendly advice without obligation, please call Chris Newman FRICS on

0161 403 1 403


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Richard Preece MRICS

www.connahsquaysurveyors.co.uk

Connah's Quay War Memorial in Flintshire
Connah’s Quay War Memorial

Richard Preece MRICS is 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 Connah’s Quay and the surrounding Flintshire area.

For friendly advice without obligation, please call Richard Preece MRICS on

01352 330 123


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newcastlesurveyor.co.uk

www.newcastlesurveyor.co.uk

Newcastle Millenium Bridge
The Millenium Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Surveyors are qualified chartered surveyors, surveying all types of residential houses and properties as well as, in most instances, commercial buildings. They have extensive experience with pre-purchase surveys and are happy to provide initial no obligations advice.

For friendly advice without obligation, please call us on

0191 633 1123


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How small is too small when it comes to property?

There hasYorkshire - Cottage been a steep rise in the number of people renting rather than buying in London, no doubt due to the really high prices of property in the capital, and the rules of affordability to get a mortgage. Landlords are offering smaller and smaller flats to tenants, but are they breaking the law?
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