Jul
24

New Technical Bulletin released!

The latest Technical Bulletin for residential surveyors is now available here. To download and view the full bulletin, you will need to be logged in to Sava EDGE. If you are not already logged in, please click here to log in. If you do not yet have an account, please click here to register. This issue of the bulletin is a crime special and aims to bring you quality technical information that will help you in your day to day work and includes articles on the following: 

Cannabis cultivations
In this article, serving police officer and Sava student, Chris Moran, explains the signs that suggest a property may have been used to grow cannabis. Chris has provided a helpful case study of a property he inspected with his mentor too.
Read the article here.

Modern day slavery & human trafficking
Human trafficking coordinators Marsha Humphreys and Jana Sherrin have shed light on the modern-day slavery and human trafficking crimes taking place under our very noses. This interesting and unsettling article describes the indicators that may suggest signs of sexual exploitation, forced criminality and domestic servitude within residential property. You can also find useful contact numbers and helplines should you ever encounter such activity.
Read the article here.

Customer service v customer experience
Matt Nally from SurveyBooker has written another article for the Technical Bulletin, but this time focusing on the differences between customer 'service' and customer 'experience'. Matt has broken down his helpful tips which are useful for professionals looking to provide an excellent experience for their customers, without an increase in workload.
Read the article here. 

Valuing new-build property
A hot topic in the valuation world is how to approach valuing newly built properties. This article written by Anne Hinds and Hilary Grayson lays out the considerations needed when valuing newly built property.
Read the article here. 

Permitted development rights
Chris Pipe, Director of Planning House, has helpfully summarised the basics you should know about permitted development rights and use classes. The article describes some of the conditions and limitations that may apply for various developments and includes a useful reference table.
Read the article here. 

Giant hogweed
Dr Dan Jones, Managing Director of Advanced Invasives and a regular contributor to the Technical Bulletin has written an article on the topic of emerging liability of Giant hogweed. Find out more about the plant that has been making the headlines in recent times, and understandably so.
Read the article here. 

Japanese knotweed case law
In this article, principal lecturer at Harper Adams University, Carrie de Silva, has provided a brief overview of case law relating to Japanese knotweed claims on valuations in recent years and provides the takeaways for surveyors.
Read the article here. 

Initial thoughts on Hart v Large
An important High Court judgment was handed down in recent months and in this article, Carrie de Silva provides her initial thoughts on the case.

Read more here.