What are Building Regulations and why are they so important?


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

Achieving Sustainable Development


Achieving Sustainable Development As the recent planning reforms have slowly been introduced and their effects are now becoming evident, the key buzzword seems to be the issue of sustainable development, and certainly this… Continue reading

Biodiversity Offsetting – 27th Jan 2014


Sheldon Bosley has been monitoring the progress of the Biodiversity Offsetting Scheme Pilot.  Farmers and Developers will be interested in the outcome. Laura Gaydon MRICS FAAV writes. Summary of Scheme Biodiversity Offsetting allows Developers to… Continue reading

Green Deal Update


Update for Green Deal Loans Designed by the Government to improve the Energy Efficiency of the poor performing houses, The Green Deal has now given rise to reform.  A further £150m a year… Continue reading

Fifth Annual Sheldon Bosley Quiz


Sheldon Bosley Quiz 2013 The fifth annual Sheldon Bosley Quiz night was held on Tuesday, 3rd December in the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon with approximately 150 guests including fellow professionals and clients who… Continue reading

CIL Update November 2013


CIL News In April and May of 2013 the Government undertook a consultation process to establish ways in which CIL can be reformed. Since being introduced in 2010 the scheme has fallen under… Continue reading

Changing the face of the High Street


Hope to revitalise deteriorating High Streets After the publication of the Portas Review in 2011 and the Grimsy Review in 2013 it is hope that the extension of permitted development rights will make better… Continue reading

Help to Buy causing bubble


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned; The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned that a damaging property bubble is being made more likely by the Government’s Help to Buy… Continue reading

Britons pay the most property tax


British households pay the highest property taxes New figures show that British households pay the highest property taxes in the developed world with the amount of stamp duty paid on the average house… Continue reading

Nationwide: House prices have risen


House prices are 5.8% higher than this time last year Nationwide’s October House Price Index has revealed that house prices have risen 1% on September and are 5.8% higher than this time last… Continue reading

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