Battle of the basements
Posted by: Titlesolv
Increasing pressure for space in city centres, accompanied by the premium commanded by residential land, have resulted in numerous basement developments during the last 10 years. Unlike roof extensions, basement developments generally pose little or no risk of harm to the light amenity enjoyed by neighbours. Nevertheless, basement developments in residential areas can be highly controversial. Neighbours can react with alarm to the excavations and engineering operations required to create a basement, or the risk of structural damage to their property.
Stand and deliver
Posted by: Titlesolv
As the government comes under increasing pressure to meet housing targets, compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) are gaining favour as a means of allowing a public body to take a property by right where it is needed as a matter of public interest.
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