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18 Oct 2012
Focuses on the daylight, sunlight and shading encountered in the design, planning and environmental impact assessment of developments.
18 Jul 2016
This note provides guidance for the valuer on the valuation of land for affordable housing in England and Wales.
09 Aug 2012
This guidance note provides an effective framework for assessing financial viability, regardless of the regulatory regime in place, or the stage of the economic cycle at which the evaluation is being carried out.
19 Oct 2011
Providing clear guidance on the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, this document is essential reading for members who deal with the complex and often expensive disputes arising in this area.
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