Building Regulations

The practice around Building Regulations amongst lawyers is varied. For most alterations a local authority will only enforce a breach of Building Regulations within one year of completion of the development. However, after that period the local authority can still take proceedings for an indefinite period if the structure is dangerous and constitutes a public risk.
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The 2011 home insurance postcode lottery

The cost to insure your home and its contents is steadily on the rise. Since January 2010 we have seen a national average rise of just six per cent or 2.5 pence per day, however new data from price comparison site Money Supermarket has shown that in some areas prices have rose by an astonishing 46 per cent. This is the sad truth for residents of Dorking in Surrey where their home insurance premiums have now risen from an average of £119 to £174 over the last 14 months. That is an increase of 15 pence per day. Greater London seems to have been hit hardest with five areas in the top twenty. Julie Owens, head of home insurance at moneysupermarket.com said: “Unfortunately for consumers, things look set to get worse with the increase in prices unlikely to slow down in the coming years. As our research shows, some areas...
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Mortgage approvals rise, but overall 27% lower in 2009!

Bankers Association (BBA) figures released today show that mortgage approvals for major UK banks rose in Decmeber. However they also show that overall in 2009,vapprovals were 27% lower than in 2008.
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