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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.

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.

Hundreds of hotels, student halls of residence and private sector blocks may need to have their cladding replaced in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, according to an article in this week’s Estates Gazette.
As the repercussions from the fire continue to be felt nationwide, the private sector and trade bodies such as the British Property Federation (BPF), the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) and Home Builders Federation are considering the implications of the blaze.

Newly released figures show that the Government’s Help to Buy initiative has helped more than one million people since its launch in 2012, writes our Director and Head of General Practice Ian Lee BSc FRICS.
Some 285,000 homeowners – the majority as first time buyers – have used one or more of the Help to Buy schemes, while 960,000 people have opened a Help to Buy ISA.
There are various elements to Help to Buy. They include the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme, which offers buyers up to 20% of a newly-built home’s costs so they only need to provide a 5% deposit.

Have you signed up for our Charity Golf Day yet? There’s just a week to go until we tee off at Waterlooville Golf Club on Thursday April 27.
We’re aiming to raise £10,000 in aid of Rowan’s Hospice to refurbish one of its 19 specialist in-patient rooms.
Our golfing extravaganza will include 18 holes of golf, competitions, prizegiving, a dinner in the evening, raffle and charity auction.
The event is one of the premier golf days of its kind in Hampshire, London and the South with up to 100 professionals from property related businesses set to take part.

Our directors Lee Sergeant and Ian Lee had a very enjoyable visit to Rowan's Hospice ahead of our Charity Golf Day.
They were taken on a tour of the hospice by Amanda Clapham, who is director of marketing, income generation and communications, and corporate and event fundraiser Eliza Dunn.
Lee and Ian saw just how important the hospice's work is and the superb levels of care its wonderful staff provide to its many patients.

Rowan’s Hospice at Purbrook needs to raise £5m a year to provide its care services for people with life-limiting illnesses in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.
In 2015-2016, the hospice cared for 375 inpatients, providing 5,019 days of care. It also provided specialised care for 396 patients in their own homes.
One of its new initiatives to ensure it can deliver the very best care is the refurbishment of its 19 specialist in-patient rooms.

Do you want to have lunch at the top of the iconic Shard in London? How about a family night at the races?
These are just some of the fantastic lots in a charity auction at our Golf Day in aid of Rowan’s Hospice, which is just a MONTH TODAY!
The fundraiser is on Thursday April 27 at Waterlooville Golf Club – and we are aiming to raise £10,000 to fund the refurbishment of one of 19 en-suite bedrooms with state-of the art equipment and facilities for inpatient care.

Do you want to network with 100 property professionals AND raise money for a very worthy cause at the same time?
We're just five weeks away from our Charity Golf Day in aid of Rowan's Hospice, which is being held at Waterlooville Golf Club on Thursday April 27.
The Portsmouth News has today carried a story about the fundraiser in its Homes supplement, which is the definitive property guide in the Portsmouth and Hampshire area.

We’ve been rated as one of the fastest expanding firms of chartered surveyors nationwide in a new industry-wide study.
Market intelligence in the recently published 2017 Plimsoll Analysis also places us among the sector’s strongest and most profitable companies.
The report gives directors and senior decision makers key insights and analysis into the market as well as performances figures for each company. It is based on data from Companies House.

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