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

Increase in landlords leaving the property rental market

According to ARLA Propertymark, the UK’s professional body for letting agents, a record number of landlords left the rental market during April 2018, despite demand for rental properties increasing.

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One million new homes in the Oxford to Cambridge arc

A recent study by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has proposed significant new development along a broad corridor linking Oxford in the west with Cambridge in the east. This could extend to one million new homes by the year 2050.

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20% Planning Fee Increase

Following parliamentary approval, the planning fee increase came into effect on Wednesday 17th January. All applications will now see an increase of 20% with key cost increases to note:

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What impact will the Autumn Budget have on the land and property industry?

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You’ve Received Planning Consent: What Next?

Many people are familiar with the requirement to obtain planning consent when they plan to adapt, extend, construct or change the use of their building; but once planning consent has been achieved how many people read the small print advising that Building Regulations Consent may also be required.

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Andrew Jenkinson at Robinson & Hall has been crowned Farm Adviser of the Year 2017 at the Farmers Weekly Awards

Congratulations go to Andrew Jenkinson, Partner & Rural Surveyor at Robinson & Hall, Land and Property Professionals, who was crowned Farm Adviser of the Year 2017 at the Farmers Weekly Awards last week.

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New requirements for highways pre-application enquiries

At Robinson & Hall we are firm believers in undertaking robust investigations into the deliverability and constraints surrounding a site prior to submitting any planning application. 

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New Business Rates on Commercial Properties

April this year saw the arrival of new business rates. So what does this mean?

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Top 10 considerations if you own land...

Robinson & Hall, Land and Property Professionals detail the top 10 considerations if you own land…..

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