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What is happening in Bedfordshire’s rental market?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

As ARLA reported last month the supply of rental properties in London has dropped by a third. We are also seeing this trend in Bedfordshire. Which means one thing, rents are rising and now is a good time to let your property...

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Andrew Jenkinson at Robinson & Hall is shortlisted for Farmers Weekly ‘Farm Adviser of the Year’ Award!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Congratulations go to Andrew Jenkinson, Partner & Rural Surveyor at Robinson & Hall for being shortlisted for the ‘Farm Adviser of the Year’ at the prestigious Farmers Weekly Awards 2017...


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Central Bedfordshire Local Plan Update for June 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The new Local Plan for Central Bedfordshire is making progress. It was resolved at the Council’s Executive Committee on 20th June, that the consultation on the draft Plan will start on 4th July for eight weeks...

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Appetite for selling undiminished by Brexit and election, says Auction House

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Award-winning auctioneer Auction House is reporting robust figures for May 2017, selling almost a quarter more lots (23%) than during the same period last year.

The UK’s leading property auctioneer, which operates in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire successfully sold 274 lots in May 2017, compared to 223 in May 2016...

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Is now the time to put your property on the market?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Our property specialists provide a brief overview of what is currently happening in the property market.

Farms and Land

The farmland market has yet to get into gear... 

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Bungalow remodel granted planning consent

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Our Architecture & Building Surveying department has successfully obtained planning consent for another exciting project in north Bedfordshire.

The project involves extending an existing bungalow to provide 4 bedrooms upstairs for a growing family. The clients intend to significantly enhance the energy efficiency of the property by incorporating high levels of insulation and improving air tightness... 

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The Housing White Paper: what next for the 'broken' housing market?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The long awaited Housing White Paper was published by the Government earlier this year. Around six months on we look back on the paper and the future (or otherwise) of its key recommendations.  

The weeks immediately following its publication saw much discussion around its potential implications but little agreement on exactly how it will fix what the document itself proclaims to be a ‘broken’ housing market...

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Why landowners need a surveyor for infrastructure projects

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

March of 2016 saw the Government publish the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan (NIDP), laying out its intentions for investment in major infrastructure projects from 2016 to 2021. For our area a number of key projects have been identified...

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Is the way we look at housing land supply changing?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Over the past few months Robinson & Hall have observed a step change in the importance of achieving a 5 year supply of housing and the way in which paragraphs 14 and 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) should operate...

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Residential landlords – your EPC rating must be an E or higher

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 will come into force on 1st April 2016 (Parts 1 and 2) and 1st October 2016 (Part 3). The regulations apply to domestic private rented sector properties in England and Wales. This includes assured or shorthold tenancies and assured agricultural tenancies.

Parts 1 and 2 regulations will enable the tenant to...

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