Party Wall Awards

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  Party Wall Work The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 introduced a procedure for resolving disputes between owners of neighbouring properties, arising as a result of one owner’s intention to carry out works which would affect the party wall, involve the construction of a party wall or boundary wall at (or adjacent to) the line of junction between the two … Read More

Japanese Knotweed

Andrew WilliamsLegal, News, Surveying

There have been cases where Japanese Knotweed come up inside houses and damaged them so badly that they are no longer saleable. The new Invasive Alien Species Regulation 2014 obliges land owners to manage invasive alien species such as Japanese Knotweed. Part 4 of the new Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 has also introduced community protection notices, which … Read More

Badly flooded gardens

Andrew WilliamsLegal, News, Surveying, Uncategorized

We have a client who has a badly flooded gardens. The gardens in question have been flooding for at least 12 years. The flooding is so bad that three quarters of the rear garden is flooded for at least four months of the year. Even in dry weather, the ground under foot is soft. Despite many letters to the Local … Read More

Tenants liable for damages of £70,000 in case concerning onerous break clause because of poorly kept fence

Andrew WilliamsBooks, News

Reproduced from Property Surveying Tenants liable for damages of £70,000 in case concerning onerous break clause because of poorly kept fence Ref. Sirhowy Investments Limited v Henderson & Knight (2014) The case provides a particularly stark warning to tenants considering agreeing a lease which contains onerous break clause conditions. In this instance, Mr Henderson and Miss Knight, the tenants, rented … Read More

Networking

Andrew WilliamsNews

Although some people don’t like networking, those who have tried it and have stuck with it, have found that it is a very cheap and effective way of enlarging your business client base and profit. It is far cheaper than advertising but does require a personal commitment. That commitment is time. Over the last few years I have been a … Read More

What is the Green Deal?

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For most people ( those who are NOT on qualifying benefits) it’s a LOAN to pay for such things as:- Cavity Wall insulation Double Glazing Boiler improvements Solar panels (There is a full list later on.) The Green Deal is available for both domestic and commercial properties and is paid for from the projected savings you’ll make on energy bills. … Read More

Networking on Merseyside

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Are you a Professional Involved in or Associated with the Commercial Property Industry in Merseyside? …. Whether that be in the Construction of, Acquisition, Letting, Refurbishment, Relocation, Fit-Out, Maintaining or Supplying. Do you want to maximise your chances of success by networking with the right kind of people? Did you promise yourself that in 2013 you would make more of an effort … Read More

Government push for Bio-Mass

Andrew WilliamsNews

According to the Home Owners Alliance the average stamp duty paid on buying a home has jumped from £532 in 1995/6 to £5957 in 2011/12. In London, the average amount of stamp duty paid by homebuyers has rocketed to £17,529. Stamp duty has risen 7.1 times faster than inflation, 6.5 times faster than average earnings and 4.6 times faster than … Read More

Stamp duty – The unfair tax

Andrew WilliamsNews

29According to  the Home Owners Alliance the average stamp duty paid on buying a home has jumped from £532 in 1995/6 to £5957 in 2011/12. In London, the average amount of stamp duty paid by homebuyers has rocketed to £17,529.   Stamp duty has risen 7.1 times faster than inflation, 6.5 times faster than average earnings and 4.6 times faster than … Read More