Britain’s popular streets fight ‘forests’ of estate agent boards
Councils are using special legal powers to ban the use of the signs in some of the country's most popular areas.Homeowners in some of Britain’s most desirable areas will no longer ... Read more
Offices to residential - Article 4 Direction
What is an Article 4 Direction?
Certain types of extensions to buildings and changes of use of buildings do not require full planning permission from the council. These forms of development are called permitted ... Read more
Energy Performance Certificates for Rented Properties
From 1st October 2008 all landlords in England and Wales will be required to provide an Energy Performance Certificate for their property. Failure to do so will incur a £200 penalty.
Under new legislation, ... Read more
General Permitted Development Rights
Householders currently enjoy significant permitted development rights which largely remove the need to apply for planning permission for someone looking to alter or extend their home within certain ‘permitted development’ levels.Under Planning legislation as a general ... Read more
Auction purchases - flourishing during the recession
Going once, going twice, sold! What can be more exciting than buying a property at auction?
This is a question that you might now be able to ask an increasing number of your friends ... Read more
Watch what you're stepping in to...
My grandmother used to refer to it as “stepping out” or, if feeling particularly modern, “courting”. At the time that the second Heir to the throne has announced his engagement, what are the pit-falls ... Read more