An article by our director Ian Lee about leasehold property has appeared in a prominent position on page three of the Homes supplement in today's Portsmouth News.
Ian explains how householders have become more aware of issues surrounding this type of property ownership and taking steps to safeguard its value with extended lease terms.
Leaseholder property comes under the spotlight amid Government concerns about some housebuilders selling new homes leasehold rather than freehold - with concerns over ground rent increases and leasehold terms.
Rising numbers of householders have approached us for leasehold property surveys in the first half of this year.
Most are seeking to extend the length of their leasehold terms, whilst others may be seeking valuations to purchase the freehold of their property.
The upswing comes as demand grows for services in our General Practice department and wider business.
One of our Building Surveyors was in action over the weekend in a charity football match for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Lewis Don was among the players when Castle United’s current and past first teams faced eachother in the charity clash at Rowlands Castle, near Waterlooville.
The extravaganza looks set to raise more than £1,500 for the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.
Unfortunately Lewis and his teammates in the current first XI were on the wrong end of the 6-2 scoreline.