UNDERPINNING FOUNDATIONS

Andrew WilliamsParty Wall

UNDERPINNING FOUNDATIONS, Building Regulations, Party Wall Notices and CDM. Underpinning foundations is structural work and notifiable under the Building Regulations. You must make an application to the building control authority in all cases, without exception. If the underpinning works are to be carried out adjacent or in close proximity to another existing building, you need to ensure the requirements of … Read More

HOUSING STARTS – REFORM OF HOLIDAY HOME INHERITANCE

Andrew WilliamsNews, Surveying

(Housing Starts – Reproduced from Property Matters) Shortage of skilled construction workers will hit housebuilding The Economist reports on the shortage of bricks and bricklayers in the UK and how it could slow the pace of house building. Mark Farmer of EC Harris has said, “Either we need more people or we need to construct homes in a different way. … Read More

EPC, Energy Performance Certificates, (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015

Andrew WilliamsCommercial Energy Reports, Commercial EPC, Energy Performance Certificates, Legal, News

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES (EPC) Both domestic and commercial buildings require Energy Performance Certificates when they are sold or let. The ratings on both types of certificate go from A (the highest) to G. (the lowest) Domestic energy performance certificates for existing dwellings are assessed using RdSAP. (Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure.). Domestic ratings run from 1 (G) the worst  to … Read More

Wind turbines in England Welsh Planning changes

Andrew WilliamsBNI, Books, News, Planning

Wind turbines in England The government has honoured its manifesto pledge over giving local communities a greater say over onshore wind turbines and axing subsidies for them. The new rules concerning wind turbinescome in on 18 June 2015. Under these new provisions councils should only grant permission for wind turbines in their area if the site is in an area … Read More

NEW LANDLORD REGULATIONS

Andrew WilliamsLegal, News, Surveying

Reproduced from information supplied by Open House Estate Agents Joanne Bradley Phone: 07742 370 828 joanne.bradley@localagent.co.uk     NEW LANDLORD REGULAIONS New regulations requiring landlords to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their rental properties are expected to come into force, subject to approval, on 10 October 2015. Landlords will be required to install smoke alarms on every floor … Read More

Planning Permission not obtained.

Andrew WilliamsBooks, Extensions, Legal, News

The London Borough Ealing issued an enforcement notice against Dragan Milinkovic in 2011 because planning permission had not been obtained to convert a house he owned into three flats. The enforcement notice requiring him to stop using the building as flats.  The council also maintained that the flats were substandard. When the enforcement notice was ignored, a letter of caution was issued by … Read More

High Court Ruling on illegal gypsy encampments in Essex

Andrew WilliamsNews, Surveying

From Property Surveying Newsletter Harlow Council, along with Essex County Council, have applied to the Courts to have a permanent injunction on illegal gypsy encampments. Mrs Justice Patterson has recently granted a temporary injunction, in a decision which is the first of its kind, with a fuller hearing later this year. It is believed to be the first blanket ban … Read More

EPCs – Energy Performance Certificates

Andrew WilliamsBNI, Commercail Energy Reports, Commercial Energy Reports, Commercial EPC, Energy Performance Certificates, Home Buyer report, Home Condition Reports, Party Wall, Photographic Condition Reports, Surveying, Uncategorized

  Chartered Surveyors            Energy Performance Certificates are required when selling or renting a domestic or commercial building. For domestic premises the EPC can be completed very quickly but because commercial premises are more complex, a commercial EPC is calculated using the SBEM formula. Andrew R Williams & Associates are qualified to carry out both types of EPC. Energy Saving Ideas … Read More

BNI Bravo St Helens

Andrew WilliamsBNI, Books, Commercail Energy Reports, Commercial EPC, Energy Performance Certificates, Extensions, Home Buyer report, Home Condition Reports, Land wanted, Legal, News, Party Wall, Photographic Condition Reports, QSi - Quantity Surveyors International, Surveying

                        Business Networking International   BNI   Bravo (St Helens) meet on Friday at: The Mansion House Victoria Park North Road St. Helens Merseyside WA10 2UE http://www.bni-europe.com/chapter.php?chapter=544 BRAVO are well on their way to having an annual “turnover” of £2 Million. To put it another way, each member of BRAVO sits in a seat worth £60,000.00 pounds Stirling. Being active … Read More

Land wanted for housebuilding

Andrew WilliamsExtensions, Land wanted, Surveying

Land wanted for house building We have clients looking for land in the Northwest  (eg  St Helens, Liverpool, Widnes) If you have land for sale preferably with Planning Permission, drop us a line on info@andrewrwilliams.co.uk Land wanted for house building Land wanted for house building Widnes, St Helens, Liverpool, Warrington Land wanted for house building Land wanted for house building … Read More