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Government oaths to start helping people

by Paul Addison on February 15, 2017 No comments

Using the Help to Buy and starter homes, it has been sworn by the government that they will be persisting to assist people in their but to buy their own home.

Fixing our broken housing market (launched 07/02/2017), states that the government is aiming to make it clear throughout the National Planning Policy Framework that for the households that are most in need of them, starter homes should be available.

Households with an income of, under £90,000 in London, and £80,000 elsewhere will be targeted

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The local planning process being cheated by developers

by Paul Addison on April 29, 2016 No comments

Just before Christmas the DCLG Select Committee inquiry report into how the NPPF is working in practice was published

When conducting this it was discovered by the committee that developers were abusing any loopholes in the agenda. This is leading to developments that area not desired by locals and the community.

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A seller’s response always needs expert opinion

by Paul Addison on July 9, 2015 No comments

A recent high court judgment underlines the clear need for homebuyers to undertake far deeper due diligence through their conveyancer to test sellers’ responses contained in the Sellers Property Information Report (SPIF)

It was thought that a seller would be bound by their representations if made during the course of a conveyance. However in the recent case of Thorp and another v Abbotts and another [2015] the High Court has dismissed a claim of misrepresentation.

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Prime Minister promises 100,000 new homes for first-time buyers on brownfield sites

by DevAssist Team on October 7, 2014 No comments

Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged that if the Conservatives win the next election his party will ensure that 100,000 new homes for young first-time buyers available at a 20 per cent discount are built on brownfield land.

Such schemes would be exempt from some environmental requirements, subject to lower or perhaps zero Community Infrastructure Levy rates and would not be required to provide a proportion of affordable housing, Cameron suggested.

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