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Middleton Advice paper: What obligations come with listed buildings?

9th April 2015

A ‘listed’ building, of which there are some 500,000 in the UK, is one that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. This means that, even if you own it privately, you are required by law to obtain permission from the local planning authority if you want to extend or alter it in almost any way.

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Middleton Advice paper: What security measures should I take for my property in London?

9th March 2015

Property in London is inevitably subject to targeting by both opportunists and professionals. It’s perfectly possible, however, to implement simple security measures to protect your assets and your family without disrupting your lifestyle.

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Middleton Advice paper: Where do I get the best advice on managing agricultural land?

9th February 2015

Owning agricultural land brings a myriad of management options. The expertise, resources and equipment needed to manage your land can be sourced through contracting and partnership, outright purchase or ad hoc hire of help, for example.

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Middleton Advice paper: Who is best for country property conveyancing?

9th January 2015

Conveyancing principles are the same, irrespective of the property. Yet the practicalities of buying a country house with grounds, swimming pool, stables, paddocks and staff accommodation are worlds away from those which apply to buying a smart town-house. So who is going to be best placed to deliver a smooth conveyance?

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Middleton Advice paper: Do I need a Quantity Surveyor?

1st January 2015

The majority of buyers of country houses and estates will be contemplating improvements even before completion. Accurately estimating the cost of your project, and staying within budget is never simple.

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