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Biggest fall in London property prices this decade

By | October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It has been reported by Rightmove that the asking prices for homes in London has seen its biggest fall so far this decade. The price has dropped by £18,000 on average in the space of just one month. This headline masks much larger falls in some of the capital’s most expensive boroughs. The average asking [...]

Government plans to ban leasehold on New Build homes in England

By | September 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Conservative Party politician, Sajid Javid pushes forward plans to end leaseholds on new build homes across England.  Builders and landlords have been instructed by the British government to no longer sell new build homes under lease-holding. This comes after the Conservative politician Sajid Javid stated "It’s clear that far too many new houses are being [...]

Why to comply with Planning Permission

By | August 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Being rejected planning from the council can be tough when wanting to make changes to your project. This can often lead to failure to adhere to planning permission or comply with the details which is commonly known as "planning breach". Planning breach can also occur when: Any building or development activities take place without necessary [...]

How to Choose a Builder

By | August 5th, 2017|Builders|

How to Choose a Builder... You’ve never had experience in the building trade and never developed a home. Even worse, you’ve watched too many programmes about cowboy builders or building disasters!  So where should you start when choosing a builder? Check for recommendations? Ask for quotes from smaller builders? Ask for quotes from larger builders? [...]

How Planning Decisions are Made

By | July 3rd, 2017|Planning|

What determines whether planning permission is given or refused? Some elements are not relevant to planning, but it is difficult to specify. However, where possible, all applications should relate in some way to the property purpose or its current development. The following summaries factors affecting planning decisions and factors that should not affect planning decisions: [...]

Planning permission for residential homes continue to rise

By | June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

The number of homes receiving planning permission has risen up to 9% from January - March 2017, according to a report. Increasing 3% from 2016, it's reported that up to 123,300 applications were submitted to the district level planning authorities, 89,500 securing granted permission. The first quarter of 2016 saw 83% of district level planning [...]

How to Become a Successful Property Developer

By | June 13th, 2017|Property Development|

The key to becoming a successful property developer... There are several key points to be aware of when considering property development. Firstly, watching and being aware of the market you are buying into. Consider the location, this being the most important factor in any house development endeavour. Researching the local market in the area and [...]

Our experience at the Grand Designs Live Show 2017

By | May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Grand Designs Live Show (Above) This year we attended the Grand Designs Live Show at Excel London. Grand Designs Live breaks down the conventional limitations to home building and offers visitors a chance to discover the latest innovations, explore this year’s trends and preview unseen products from around 500 exhibiting companies. It also gives attendees [...]

Top tips for the pre-construction phase

By | April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Many of you are attending the Grand Designs Live Show to find out the latest trends for the home as well as gaining inspiration for your very own project. Whilst anticipating the end product is well - It’s important to think about the pre-construction. It’s great having a vision of your project, knowing where to [...]

Illegal Outbuildings!

By | February 6th, 2017|Planning, Uncategorized|

Beware of illegal Outbuildings.... An outbuilding can be described as any building on the property but not connected to the main building. This could be a shed, a free standing garage or building annexe. These are often built at the rear of a property and then converted for some form of habitation or recreational purposes. [...]