In Burge & Anor v South Gloucestershire Council , home owners won £25,000 in compensation from their local council because the roots of an adjacent oak tree (subject to a preservation order), undermined their conservatory. The conservatory had to be demolished and rebuilt The claim was under Section 203 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The council, whose lawyers referred to it as a ‘candyfloss conservatory’ , claimed that because the tree was protected it could not be felled to avoid causing damage and that in any event, the conservatory had been built on inadequate foundations not according continue reading
Acting on behalf of a banking client, McWhirter Locke Associates have achieved an exchange of contracts sale on a D1 building in London NW10. The modern building currently used as a Church and Day Nursery has been sold as an investment but with further opportunities for the purchaser, at a figure in excess of £3m. For more details contact Duncan Locke of McWhirter Locke.
A recent story from London Loves Business.com states ‘experts have warned that the Houses of Parliament could deteriorate and burn down if refurbishment isn’t carried out soon’. The building was burnt down in 1834 and apparently is in danger of doing so again, due to a catalogue of outstanding repairs. It mentions the roof is rusting, walls are wilting, lifts are broken, pipes leaking and wiring is antiquated. Though £50m is expended annually; according to Richard Ware, the director for the Restoration and Renewal Programme at the Palace of Westminster, it has merely kept the building operational and hasn’t helped continue reading