Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

Why should I use a planning consultant when applying for planning permission?

Robinson & Hall, Land and Property Professionals, often receive planning jobs whereby the individual has attempted to apply for planning themselves and they now require our help. Abel Bunu, Senior Planner at Robinson & Hall, explains why it is important to use a planning consultant from the outset when applying for planning permission. 
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Five-yearly electrical installation checks on private rented housing will be mandatory

Lettings fees is a much talked about subject in the House of Lords. So, it’s no surprise that the Tenant Fees Bill had its third reading.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that five-year electrical installation checks on private rented housing in England will be mandatory.

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Auction buying and selling ‘unaffected’ by Brexit, says Auction House

Despite reports of doom and gloom in the property market, the latest Auction House figures suggest that buying and selling through regional auctions has not been affected by Brexit.

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Tenant fees are to be banned on 1st June

Lettings fees is a much talked about subject in the House of Lords. So it’s no surprise that the Tenant Fees Bill had its third reading.

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The world of planning and development – 2018 and what to expect in 2019

What did and did not happen in 2018 and what changes are ahead in the world of planning and development in 2019?

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Government shows further commitment to growth in the Oxford to Cambridge Arc

 11th December 2018

Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Budget on 29th October 2018 has strengthened the Government’s commitment to growth in the Oxford to Cambridge corridor, which is also now referred to as the ‘Brain Belt’.

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Preventing squatters over the festive period

As Christmas draws closer, squatters are probably the last thing on your mind when thinking about closing up a commercial premise over the holiday.

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Changes to Assured Shorthold Tenancies now in force

Changes to the Deregulation Act 2015 came into force on 1st October 2018 meaning that all landlords in England wishing to serve eviction notices to tenants in Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 will have to comply with additional requirements, 
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Agriculture Bill and post-Brexit Policy

On 12th September the Government presented the Agriculture Bill to Parliament, together with announcements about the future of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). 

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