Property Market

May 11
A Sustainable Approach to Reinstatement

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The dilapidations process can lead to wasteful or unnecessary refurbishment work by a tenant obliged to reinstate a building at the end of a lease. Simon Brown, Director in our Dilapidations team discusses alternative approaches that could achieve a more sustainable approach to the reinstatement and refurbishment cycle. A few years ago, I managed a […]

Sep 15
Sustainable construction: an opportunity for youth?

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Green Homes are just one aspect of sustainable construction, which looks to reduce the impact of buildings for the full cycle of their lives. When it comes to buildings that people live in, there are usually a few extra considerations that come into play. However, the aim of sustainable construction remains the same across the […]

Mar 07
What to do if a house purchase falls through

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Losing out on a dream home can be a difficult experience, but there are steps that can be taken to maximise a buyer’s chances of concluding their next purchase successfully, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). NAEA’s latest research reveals that there are, on average at a national level, over eight buyers […]

Nov 15
Period Window Specialists Ventrolla: Year in review

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With 2014 just around the corner, David Greaves, Managing Director of Period Window Specialists Ventrolla, looks back on what has been an eventful year for this British business celebrating its 30th birthday. It has seen the company undertake significant investment including the upgrade of its manufacturing capability as well as taking steps to grow its […]

Jul 14
Energy saving measures boost house prices

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Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average – and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England – new research released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals. For an average home in the country, improving its EPC (Energy […]

Jun 25
TIPS: Top tips when considering auction to sell your home

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Auction as a method of home selling is becoming more popular in a tough market. Traditionally considered a route for distressed sales, auction is now attracting a broad range of properties when sellers weigh up the factors of time, price and publicity. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has today urged sellers to speak […]

Jun 11
Work begins on BRE refurbished house

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Scottish building contractor Cruden Building & Renewals will start work today on the BRE Refurbished House, one of ten demonstration homes being built on the BRE Innovation Park @ Ravenscraig that will be used to shape future housing in the country. Using historical design information and traditional materials, the builders will recreate a full-scale four-in-a-block […]

Nov 22
UK Deputy Prime Minister’s Speech To National House-Building Council

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Extracts of the speech on housing Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg made on Thursday 22 November 2013: “Right now, the numbers are not looking good. We’re already building 100,000 fewer houses than we need each year. Over the next decade, each year, the UK’s going to grow by around 230,000 households. Last year we managed […]