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Monday 13th of July 2009

News Tag: law

July 7, 2009

Tree houses - planning consent required?

by Gill Montia
”Tree
Despite the Government's declared intention to simplify planning regulations for home extensions and the like, parents erecting tree houses for their children's play may now need to apply to their local authority for permission. According to a report in The Telegraph, changes in planning law from last October have jeopardised the position of the tree house and the newspaper says that senior ...



March 19, 2009

New HIPs law will slow down house sales

by David Masters
New HIPs law will slow down house sales
New government legislation on Home Information Packs (HIPs) will cause home sellers 'significant delays' in getting their property to market, The Nottingham warned this week. The East Midlands-based building society warned that the new legal status of HIPs will make home-selling a 'major logistical exercise'. From 6 April, all home sellers will be required to have a completed HIP available before ...



January 28, 2009

Lloyds reunites customers with forgotten savings

by David Masters
Lloyds reunites customers with forgotten savings
Lloyds Banking Group launched a new campaign this week to reunite customers with £100 million held in dormant bank accounts. The banking group - created this month by a merger between Lloyds TSB and Halifax Bank of Scotland - said it is paying for a national advertising drive that will encourage customers to check if they have untouched money in accounts they've ...