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Social Housing white paper

Social Housing White Paper In August 2018, Government launched it’s new Social Housing white paper. This document is a series of proposals that Government are consulting on. It is widely acknowledged that the lack of social housing is a significant part of the housing crisis. Not enough are built and of what there is, much…


Conference presentation

Compulsory Purchase Association National Conference On 11th July 2018, the Compulsory Purchase Association (CPA) held their annual conference. The CPA is a member organisation consisting of professionals who work within the niche specialism of Compulsory Purchase. All of the Surveyors at Sawyer Fielding are members and dedicate all of their time to Compulsory Purchase. The…


Natasha becomes Chartered

Our Natasha becomes a Chartered Surveyor In May 2018, our Graduate Surveyor Natasha Lamptey successfully passed her Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), which is the final hurdle to become a Chartered Surveyor. She started with us in 2015 in her first job in property and with our support, successfully completed a Masters Degree in Real…


Grahame Park delays

Delays at the Grahame Park Estate In December 2017, Mayor London Sadiq Khan directed London Borough of Barnet to refuse a Planning Application submitted by Genesis Housing Association for the redevelopment of the Grahame Park Estate. The direction was due to an unacceptable loss of social housing of 257 units. Discussions ensued between Genesis and…


Entering the Aylesbury

Now working on the Aylesbury Estate We are now representing homeowners on the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, possibly the most hotly contested estate regeneration scheme in history. The various residents group active on the estate have between them done some sterling work in helping to support leaseholders. With some residents opposed to regeneration and some…