May-19 Technical Bulletin 31

- Going Off the Gas Grid

- Exploring Leasehold Property

- Thinking About Nuisance

- SAP 10: Hot Water Calculations

- Helpful Processes for Complaints and Claims

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Going Off the Gas Grid

This article considers the recommendation from the Committee on Climate Change to ban gas from new-build properties from 2025, as well as the alternative suggestions and incentives for change.

Exploring Leasehold Property

This article explains what you need to know about leasehold properties following the recent report from Propertymark that found 94% of leasehold homeowners regret buying a leasehold.

Thinking About Nuisance

Following the opinion published by RICS regarding nuisance caused by the presence of combustible cladding on a neighbouring building, this article revisits the tort of nuisance and looks at some recent examples.

SAP 10: Hot Water Calculations

This article looks at the changes to the calculations for the hot water demand in the latest Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) developed by BRE. 

Helpful Processes for Complaints and Claims

We have put together some helpful tips and case studies to explain how your evidence and processes can help defend you in the event you receive a complaint or claim.

Mentoring a Sava Learner

Hilary Grayson explains what mentoring a Sava learner might entail and what to do if you are interested in mentoring.

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