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20th September 2011
RICS Launch Sustainability and Residential Property Information Paper

RICS Launch Sustainability and Residential Property Information Paper

With high transport costs and significant fuel poverty for households in Northern Ireland, a home’s sustainability characteristics should be a significant consideration within its property valuation here, according to the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). A new information paper from RICS says that whilst sustainability has traditionally not been considered important in a property’s […]
19th August 2011
New Chairman of RICS

New Chairman of RICS

Michael Hannaway, left, is pictured with outgoing RICS NI chairman, Professor Alastair Adair. Looking on is RICS Northern Ireland Director, Ben Collins, centre. Skills of surveyors will create conditions for recovery NEW CHAIRMAN OF RICS NI APPOINTED The skills of chartered surveyors are more important to the local economy than ever before, according to the […]
21st June 2011
Tree Management and Preservation

Tree Management and Preservation

Trees make an important contribution to the environment, creating a varied, interesting and attractive landscape. Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) The Planning Service is responsible for making and enforcing Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). TPOs may be used to protect trees, groups of trees or woodlands, which add to the character and appearance of an area. Why […]
21st June 2011
Property Ladder: Housing plan boost

Property Ladder: Housing plan boost

Housing experts have welcomed the government’s announcement this week to release unused public land to builders for development on a ‘buy now, pay later’ basis. The Public Expenditure Committee, a Cabinet Committee chaired by Francis Maude, will go through each department’s plans to make sure every possible site is made available for housebuilding. Alongside this, […]
20th June 2011
Belvoir Lettings Report Bright Start to 2011

Belvoir Lettings Report Bright Start to 2011

Belvoir Lettings have just published a report reviewing activity from their South & East Belfast offices in the first quarter of 2011. The offices deal mainly with rental property in their respective areas, and within Belfast City Centre. 2011 has seen a bright start with the volume of properties rising compared to Q4 2010 and […]
20th June 2011
Officially The Best Estate Agent In Northern Ireland

Officially The Best Estate Agent In Northern Ireland

Many estate agents claim to be the best in the field but Pinkerton Murray are the best as voted for by those who really matter, the public. Pinkerton Murray constantly strive to provide a service that exceeds all of their clients’ expectations, and last Friday their hard work was rewarded when they were honoured with […]
20th June 2011
Two leading Bangor firms join forces

Two leading Bangor firms join forces

Northern Ireland’s Estate Agency of The Year Pinkerton Murray and multi award winning mortgage advisors One Stop Mortgage Shop have collaborated in an effort to make moving home as hassle free as possible. Pinkerton Murray has seen continued success since opening their doors four short years ago, and within this time have been awarded Best […]