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Drones and Listed Buildings

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 23rd 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

The Daily Telegraph reported in April 2019 that local authorities had been granted approval by the Civil Aviation Authority to use drones for commercial purposes.

They have been used for monitoring extension works and other exterior alterations including those to Listed Buildings and properties in rural areas where access is difficult.

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Concern over Rentcharges

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 22nd 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

In modern housing estates, the use of estate rentcharges has been a popular trend over the last 2  decades. For example there may be, what are in effect service charges for an estate, maybe for maintenance and repair of playparks, communal lighting and landscaped areas which may not be particularly...

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Investigating the Leasehold Housing Market

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 20th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

On the 11th June this year the Competition and Markets Authority or CMA announced an investigation into a potential breaches of Consumer Protection law in the Leasehold Housing Market.   The concerns raised by the CMA include a potential miss selling of leasehold properties, and potentially onerous and unfair contract terms...

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Cap on Tenancy Deposits

Posted by Mark Ollier on June 20th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

Those involved in the rented sector should note that on residential tenancies, with effect from the 1st June 2019 there has been a cap on tenancy deposits.   The maximum deposit that can be taken is 5 weeks rent unless the annual rent is £50,000 or more when 6 weeks rent...

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Interest Only Mortgages- Crunch Time!

Posted by Mark Ollier on April 17th 2019 in MOVING HOUSE .

Prior to the 2008 credit crunch interest-only mortgages were popular with borrowers who often failed to take fully into account the need to actually repay the mortgage at the end of its term. Payments of interest were made with no repayment of any part of the capital and presumably the...

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Equity Release – Bad Press?

Posted by Mark Ollier on April 17th 2019 in DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , MOVING HOUSE .

Equity Release is now receiving more scrutiny as its popularity increases. More popular than ever, 10 years ago one would rarely see any advertisement for Equity Release Schemes on the television. Now there are many on daytime tv and demand is increasing.

It is essential to choose a scheme, a broker...

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