Law & Society.

Sava law notes

March 26th, 2024

Law Update – March 2024

Carrie de Silva, Sava trainer and Visiting Academic Professor at Harper Adams University, has put together an update on some pertinent court activity and other news relevant to residential valuers and surveyors.

August 10th, 2022

Working from Home and Planning Permission

Sage v Secretary of State for Housing, local government and communities [2021] In 2021, the High court case Ricki Sage v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government & London Borough of…

April 10th, 2021

Recommending Further Investigation

In light of the Heart v Large and the home survey standard In this article Hilary Grayson and Nik Carle review section 4.9 of the new RICS Home Survey Standard in light of…

November 11th, 2020

Corporate Governance v Leasehold Management

In this article, we consider 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…

November 10th, 2020

Ash v Powell – A Lesson for Surveyors

In February 2020 the Evening Standard reported on a case where a couple selling their home in Oxfordshire, and who failed to tell the buyers about the plans for a new motel nearby,…

July 10th, 2020

Permitted Development Rights

There are certain types of development work when planning consent is deemed to have been granted by Government, as opposed to by a local authority on a case by case basis. These are…

June 17th, 2020

Japanese Knotweed Case Law

Over the past few years Japanese knotweed has raised concerns, perhaps disproportionately, among residential surveyors. This is not due to any changes in the law, but due to a small number of cases…

June 10th, 2020

Cannabis Cultivations – What to Look Out For

In this article, Sava student and serving police officer, Christopher Moran, explains the signs to look out for when inspecting property with regards to cannabis cultivations, and what to do if you suspect…