Technical Bulletin 36 released

The latest Technical Bulletin for residential surveyors is now available here. Please note; 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 bulletin aims to bring you quality technical information that will help you in your day to day work and includes articles on the following:

Ash -v- Powell – A lesson for surveyors
In this article Hilary Grayson, Director of Surveying Services at Sava, and Nik Carle, Partner at Browne Jacobson, review the recent case of Ash -v- Powell and what would have been the case if a surveyor had been instructed and the RICS Home Survey Standard were in force.
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The draft Building Safety Bill and higher-risk buildings
Professor of Land Law at Oxford University, Susan Bright, focuses on the provisions that relate to the occupation phase of residential buildings contained in Part 4 of the draft Building Safety Bill and sets out her initial, tentative, understandings of how they will work.
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Radiators – what you can check for during a survey
Radiators are the most common heat emitter in residential dwellings and they play an important role in heating our homes yet generally, radiators are not reported on in surveys. Older, unmaintained radiators can be inefficient, and this article explains the reasons why and simple checks you can make during a survey to provide clients with useful information with regards to the often-overlooked radiator.
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Corporate governance -v- leasehold management
In this article, solicitor and residential leasehold specialist Cassandra Zanelli considers the recent case of Houldsworth Village Management Co v Barton which explored when a leaseholder is also a shareholder and the correct approach to requests made to lessee-owned property management companies under s.116 Companies Act 2006.
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