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Keeping Current

Feb

8

LENDERS Project Launch

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has joined with mortgage lenders and building industry experts to launch a research project into the link between energy costs, affordability and mortgage borrowing. Over the next 18 months the “LENDERS” project will build the evidence base for using more accurate estimates of energy bills in mortgage affordability calculations. If

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Jul

29

CDM 2015 Regulations Update

10The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on the 6 April 2015 but included a transition period of six months until 6 October 2015. During the transition period clients had the choice of whether to use the old 2007 Regulations or the new 2015 Regulations. Most domestic clients selected to

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Mar

26

What is the ‘Red Book’?

A question we are often asked by clients! The ‘Red Book’ is The RICS Valuation Professional Standards, for both Global and UK (2014) – which incorporate the International Valuation Standards (IVSC) 2013. It contains the mandatory rules and best practice guidance for all RICS members undertaking asset valuations. The purpose of the standards is to

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