TOWN EXPANSION – WHAT IS NEEDED TO RETAIN COMMUNITIES

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Additional Housing Of late, the current Government has implemented a building spree across the Country, and in short, the relevant District Councils have been instructed to provide additional housing to push the housing… Continue reading

Hovel to House

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Hovel to House Following the new release of the additional General Permitted Development Order which came into force on the 6th April 2014, it is now possible to convert an agricultural building to… Continue reading

TO TENDER OR NOT TO TENDER

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Before Building work begins When a project has obtained Planning Permission and also Building Regulation Approval, you may immediately seek a builder to start on site as soon as possible in order to… Continue reading

CDM Regulations

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THE CONSTRUCTION (DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT) REGULATIONS 2007 CDM Regulations were introduced to integrate Health and Safety into the management of projects in order to identify hazards early so they can be eliminated or… Continue reading

Tenancy Deposit Protection

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Deposit ………. In England and Wales, if you let your property on an assured shorthold tenancy that started after 6 April 2007, as a landlord, you must place the tenants deposit in one of… Continue reading

Tenant Claims against Landlord Public Liability insurance Rockets….

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Increase in Claims for Injury In recent years insurance companies working on behalf of landlords have noticed a steady increase in claims for injury. These claims include incidents such as slips, trips or… Continue reading

Becoming a New Landlord?

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How Do I prepare My Property for Letting? This is a question asked by many new landlords when I first meet them. When planning a refurb, or merely preparing a property ready for… Continue reading

Advantages of Contract Administration (The Hidden Extras)

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Contract administration has always been an important part of any construction project but has been neglected over the years, and the recent economic decline has brought contract administration under project management to the… Continue reading

WOODLANDS FARM HIGHER LEVEL STEWARDSHIP SCHEME

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WOODLANDS FARM HIGHER LEVEL STEWARDSHIP SCHEME Woodlands Farm is managed under a Higher Level Stewardship Agreement (HLS), administered by Natural England. The scheme encourages landowners and farmers to maintain and improve biodiversity and… Continue reading

What are Building Regulations and why are they so important?

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1.  Building Regulations 1.1       What are Building Regulations and why are they so important? Building Regulations exists to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations & Associated Legislation. They are… Continue reading