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 ...
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 ...
Property news roundup: Why do so many home sales fall through?
A 'fall through index' for March suggests that over a quarter of home sales fail to complete, a 63 per cent increase compared with March 2013.
Donna Houguez, Market Analyst ...
Stamp Duty Holiday - The End is Nigh
The Stamp Duty Land Tax Relief for first time buyers buying a property between £125,001 and £250,000 comes to an end on 24th March 2012.
First time buyers buying a property at a ...
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, ...
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 ...