New standardised property information form will ‘drastically reduce duplication’

first_imgA key plank in the industry’s efforts to standardise property information across the sector has been revealed.The Home Buying & Selling Group (HBSG), which has been tasked with helping implement the many initiatives that Ministers are keen to see introduced to improve sales progression, has now published its Buying and Selling Property Information (BASPI) dataset.For the fist time, this will introduces a single form for agents to complete when marketing begins that will be automatically updated with Local Authority data.Each property’s BASPI will then be shared with all the stakeholders in the buying process including lenders and valuers.Two sectionsIt will include two sections, one covering the ‘material facts’ required under consumer protection regulations and a second covering the remaining conveyancing due diligence.Agents are being urged to lobby proptech firms and CRM providers to add BASPI to their systems because, once implemented, almost overnight duplication with the process will be eliminated.BASPI will be used by agents to fill in their material facts disclosure, solicitors to complete the TA6 Property Information reform, by lenders to finish their lending policy checks and valuers to fill in their pre-valuation templates.Kate Faulkner (pictured), Chair of the Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG), says: “This is a major step forward in trying to make life better for those moving home.“Far too often sales fall through after an offer is accepted due to a lack of information provided to the buyer and part of the reason for moving home taking 20 weeks is that we don’t collate enough information upfront.”See the BASPI form here.Read more about property information.baspi Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) kate faulkner March 15, 2021Nigel Lewis5 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 16th March 2021 at 1:16 pmGreat just what the real estate industry of 2021 needs another piece of paper that requires a biro. If the pandemic has one silver lining it is that analogue is the old order and digital is the new – and paper well that belongs in the digital waste bin. Of the 312 Proptech founders I have met – not one has suggested a ‘paper document’ as the way to move the industry on – I think they realise that Gen-Z are more likely to own a mobile than a ball point pen.Log in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 16th March 2021 at 1:13 pmGreat just what the teal estate industry of 2021 needs another piece of paper that requires a biro. If the pandemic has one silver lining it is that analogue is the old order and digital is the new – and paper well that belongs in the digital waste bin. Of the 312 Proptech founders I have met – not one has suggested a ‘paper document’ as the way to move the industry on – I think they realise that Gen-Z are more likely to own a mobile than a ball point pen.Log in to ReplyMike Stainsby, Property Searches Direct Ltd Property Searches Direct Ltd 16th March 2021 at 12:01 pmWe currently make the Law Society forms (SPIFF FFQ) available as editable downloads but will consider changing over to the BASPI if it encourages more Estate Agents to adopt practices that encourage their home movers to Get Legally Prepared. Agents hold more sway than any other party as they are the first stop for most home movers. We all need to make the whole process more inclusive and transparent – it’s not all down to the conveyancers.Log in to ReplyTimothy Main, PIP Ltd PIP Ltd 16th March 2021 at 10:50 amWell done the HBSG for leading all this work. When I was an estate agent I collected much of this information and it sat in my file. All this information can now be shared with potential buyers through a PIP Vault. Looking forward to quicker exchanges and less fall throughs.Log in to ReplyAdam McHenry, Cadman Homes Cadman Homes 16th March 2021 at 10:44 amGREAT IDEA.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » New standardised property information form will ‘drastically reduce duplication’ previous nextRegulation & LawNew standardised property information form will ‘drastically reduce duplication’Home Selling & Buying Group Initiative will see agents fill in BASPI forms when marketing begins.Nigel Lewis15th March 20215 Comments1,127 Viewslast_img read more

Sri Lanka: Navy Assists in Repatriation of 4 Indian Fishermen

first_img Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka: Navy Assists in Repatriation of 4 Indian Fishermen View post tag: Sri View post tag: Assists January 10, 2012 View post tag: Indian View post tag: Repatriation Sri Lanka: Navy Assists in Repatriation of 4 Indian Fishermen View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Fishermen View post tag: 4 View post tag: Lanka Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 04 Indian fishermen on 09th January 2012.The fishermen and their fishing trawler bearing the registration number TN/10/MFB/168 were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship Vajra in the seas off Delft. Sri Lanka Naval Ship Ranadheera, assisted the mission.The four Indian fishermen were rescued by the Navy in Sri Lankan waters where their trawlers had developed mechanical problems.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 10, 2012; Image: modlast_img read more

Nuclear Powered Submarine SSN Nerpa to Join Indian Navy on April 4

first_imgOfficial commissioning ceremony of Russian nuclear-powered submarine SSN Nerpa (INS Chakra) leased to Indian Navy will be held on Apr 4, said a source in Indian defense ministry.Russia officially handed over the submarine to India in Jan 2012. According to the contract, Nerpa will serve in Indian Navy for 10 years. The contract costs over $900 mln, reports RIA Novosti.“Commissioning ceremony of leased Russian submarine Nerpa (renamed into INS Chakra in Indian Navy) will be conducted in Vishakhapatnam on April 4”, said the insider at the Defexpo India 2012 exhibition taking place in New Delhi.SSN Nerpa (K-152, Project 971, Schuka-B class) is a third-generation submarine; she was laid down at Amur Shipyard in 1991. Financing of the sub’s construction was frozen in mid-90’s.The submarine was completed only after India’s investments.Displacement is 8,140/12,770 tons; max speed is 30 knots; test depth is 600 meters; endurance is 100 days; crew is 73 men; armament includes four 533-mm and four 650-mm torpedo tubes.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 03, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: 4 View post tag: SSN View post tag: Indian View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Nuclear Powered Submarine SSN Nerpa to Join Indian Navy on April 4 View post tag: Naval Nuclear Powered Submarine SSN Nerpa to Join Indian Navy on April 4 April 3, 2012 View post tag: join View post tag: nuclear View post tag: Navy View post tag: Powered View post tag: April View post tag: ON View post tag: ‘Nerpa’ Share this article Training & Education View post tag: submarinelast_img read more

Russia: BSF Commander’s Congratulations on Victory Day

first_img May 7, 2012 View post tag: Congratulations Authorities View post tag: Victory Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov congratulated the fleet’s personnel, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, … Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: BSF Commander’s Congratulations on Victory Day View post tag: BSF Russia: BSF Commander’s Congratulations on Victory Day View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Commanders View post tag: day (rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, May 07, 2012; View post tag: Russialast_img read more

Congressional Delegation Visits USS Abraham Lincoln

first_imgThe Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) welcomed six members of the U.S. House of Representatives aboard the ship to observe underway operations and to meet with Sailors, June 13.The group of delegates included U.S. Reps. John C. Fleming, Jack Kingston, Stephen Lynch, Tom Marino, Todd Platts and Glenn Thompson.While aboard, the representatives spoke with Rear Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, about challenges the Navy faces in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), the importance of maritime security around the world, carrier operations and future budgets for the Departments of Defense and the Navy.“We get a lot of briefings in Washington, but none of them ever match up with being out here with a carrier strike group,” said Platts, a member of the House Armed Services Committee. “You get a lot more feedback when you’re closer to the point of the spear.”The group also observed daily operations around the ship.“I’m so impressed with our military personnel,” said Marino. “Our young people have stepped up voluntarily to protect not only the U.S. but the world, and they do it so efficiently and effectively. They are experts at everything.”During the visit, the congressmen also took time to sit with Sailors and answer questions about a variety of topics, including domestic issues and legislation up for debate in Washington.Before visiting the ship, the delegation visited troops on the ground in and around Afghanistan.Lincoln is currently deployed with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, which also includes embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, embarked Destroyer Squadron 9 and the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71). CSG-9 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 18, 2012; Image: US Navy Share this article View post tag: Lincoln View post tag: visits Back to overview,Home naval-today Congressional Delegation Visits USS Abraham Lincoln View post tag: delegation View post tag: Congressionalcenter_img Authorities View post tag: Abraham June 18, 2012 View post tag: USS Congressional Delegation Visits USS Abraham Lincolnlast_img read more

USS Normandy Arrives in Baltiysk

first_img View post tag: Naval USS Normandy Arrives in Baltiysk View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Normandy Arrives in Baltiysk Guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) arrived in Baltiysk, Russia, to participate in the annual multinational Exercise FRUKUS 2012, June 24.While the ship remained anchored off of the coast, senior leadership went ashore to meet with local civilian and military officials in support of the exercise.“We are very pleased to be in Baltiysk and look forward to beginning FRUKUS with our Baltic partners,” said Capt. Kevin Hill, commanding officer of Normandy. “We appreciate the people of Baltiysk for their hospitality and can’t wait to get started.”After attending office calls with Russian navy leadership, Normandy hosted a tour for Russian navy Rear Adm. Sergei Popov, commander, Naval Base Baltiysk of the Baltic Fleet, and Ivan Ivanovich Cherbin, mayor of Baltiysk, who served 36 years in the Russian Federation navy.“We are happy to have an American cruiser participating in the exercise,” said Rear Adm. Popov. “In my earlier years, I served aboard destroyers, so it is pleasant that the U.S. Navy could provide such a versatile and mission-capable ship. We are glad that they are here.”FRUKUS is an annual exercise aimed at improving maritime security through an open dialogue and increased training between the navies of France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 27, 2012 Share this article June 27, 2012 View post tag: Baltiyskcenter_img View post tag: Russia View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Arrives View post tag: Normandylast_img read more

USA: HII Hoists Last Piece of Primary Structure onto CVN 78

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: HII Hoists Last Piece of Primary Structure onto CVN 78 View post tag: 78 % View post tag: Navy View post tag: Hoists View post tag: CVN Training & Education View post tag: structure May 9, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Piece USA: HII Hoists Last Piece of Primary Structure onto CVN 78center_img Share this article View post tag: Defence Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division hoisted the last piece of primary structure onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Tuesday. The lift was the last of 162 superlifts and brings more than three years of structural erection work to a close.Susan Ford Bales, the ship’s sponsor and daughter of the late President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford, was unable to participate in the construction milestone but wrote a letter of appreciation to shipbuilders.“Your final superlift for the carrier might seem to be just a part of an ordinary work day at the shipyard, but this superlift is anything but ordinary,” she wrote. “Completing the structure of the Ford is a significant achievement and a shining example of the extraordinary skills of you shipbuilders. It also brings us one step closer to delivery of the carrier to the Navy and honoring Dad’s remarkable legacy of service to our nation as a naval officer in World War II and as commander-in-chief.”The unit is the forward end of one of the ship’s catapults, which are used to launch aircraft from the ship. Weighing 66 metric tons, the unit is 75 feet long and comprises four steel sections. Gerald R. Ford is being built using modular construction, a process where smaller sections of the ship are welded together to form large structural units, equipment is installed, and the large units are lifted into the dry dock using the shipyard’s 1,050-metric ton gantry crane, one of the largest in the Western Hemisphere.“Although the unit itself is relatively small, it is an enormous achievement in the life of this aircraft carrier and in our journey to christen and launch CVN 78 this fall,” said Rolf Bartschi, NNS’ vice president, CVN 78 carrier construction. “I am extremely proud of the hard work and commitment demonstrated by our shipbuilders who have made this important accomplishment possible.”Another shipbuilder who contributed to the milestone is John Mazach, a retired Navy vice admiral who served as vice president of business development at NNS from 2004 to 2008. Mazach, who called the order that initiated the lift, was instrumental in securing the first commitment and funding for the Ford-class program.“As the first new-design aircraft carrier in more than 40 years, the Gerald R. Ford class will begin to succeed Nimitz-class carriers when CVN 78 delivers in 2016,” said Ye-Ling Wang Bird, Navy deputy program manager for future aircraft carriers. “She will provide the Navy with greater operational capability, built-in flexibility to accommodate future improvements and improved survivability at reduced total ownership cost to the taxpayers.”Remaining work on the ship prior to launch includes hull painting, shafting work, completion of electrical systems, mooring equipment, installation of radar arrays, and flooding of the dry dock. Ford has been under construction since November 2009.[mappress]Press Release, May 9, 2013; Image: HII View post tag: HII View post tag: Defense View post tag: last View post tag: Naval View post tag: Primary View post tag: ontolast_img read more

31st MEU Marines Disembark USS Bonhomme Richard

first_img September 26, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: MEU View post tag: Disembark Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today 31st MEU Marines Disembark USS Bonhomme Richard View post tag: News by topic 31st MEU Marines Disembark USS Bonhomme Richardcenter_img View post tag: 31st The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) offloaded Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after conducting joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility, Sept. 25.During the patrol Bonhomme Richard and the 31st MEU participated in Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 and Exercise Koolendong 2013 (EK 13) with their counterparts in the Royal Australian military. “Working alongside our counterparts from the 31st MEU has been great,” said USS Bonhomme Richard Commanding Officer Capt. Daniel Dusek. “During this patrol we were able to conduct valuable training with the MEU as well as our Australian allies.”This patrol also featured the first time the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, embarked as part of the ACE for their first forward-deployed patrol with Bonhomme Richard.Bonhomme Richard ARG reports to Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley and is currently conducting joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, September 26, 2013 View post tag: Marines View post tag: usa View post tag: Bonhomme View post tag: Richard View post tag: USS View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services

first_img View post tag: JFD Authorities View post tag: submarine View post tag: Navy November 5, 2014 View post tag: services Share this article View post tag: hires View post tag: rescuecenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Australia Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services View post tag: Asia-Pacific James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia for the long-term provision of the Royal Australia Navy’s (RAN) submarine escape and rescue capability for the next five years, plus options through to 2024.The James Fisher Submarine Rescue Service (JFSRS) has provided escape and rescue services to the RAN since 2008 and was recently awarded a special commendation by the RAN’s Commander Submarine Force for dedication and innovation during the recent Black Carillion exercise.Building upon the existing six years of safe and successful operations, the new contract will incorporate the provision of Pressurised Submarine Escape Training, which will be delivered by JFD’s instructors at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. Additional enhancements to the JFSRS will include the design and manufacture of an integrated hyperbaric capability, together with a comprehensive training and exercise programme which will sustain and grow the capability, further assuring the ability of the service to respond to a submarine in distress.[mappress mapid=”14330″]Press release, Image: James Fisher Defence View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Canadian AUV Dorado on sea trials for new role

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Canadian AUV Dorado on sea trials for new role View post tag: Dorado AUV June 15, 2016 Canadian Navy’s Dorado Semi-Submersible ready to deploy from ISE’s MV Researcher, Belcarra, BC. Photo: ISEThe Royal Canadian Navy’s interim remote mine-sweeper Dorado is currently performing sea trials in Belcarra, British Columbia in preparation for a new role in its service.The purpose built semi-submersible autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), built and housed by International Submarine Engineering, has been equipped with environmental / water quality monitoring gear by a team of researchers from the Dalhousie University. A comprehensive suite of measurements housed on the AUV will allow scientists to remotely survey near-surface/sea-surface conditions.Funded by the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network, Principal investigators, Dr. Douglas Wallace and Dr. Mae Seto saw the opportunity to employ Dorado as a way to rapidly survey large areas of the surface ocean.Chris L’Esperance, a PhD student at Dalhousie University’s Department of Oceanography, supported by a team from the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ocean Science and Technology Laboratory, is leading the design, integration and testing of the system. On loan from Defence Research Development Canada (Dorado’s Owner/Operator), L’Esperance and ISE’s Operations Team are in Belcarra until June 17.Dorado is capable of towing a sonar towfish at speeds up to 12 knots and depths to 200 meters. It is powered by a 315 kW marine diesel engine. Air is drawn through the mast and exhausted through the stabilizer above the contra-rotating propeller. The engine also provides power for the hydraulically operated control planes and the keel-mounted winch for the sonar towfish.The 8.23 meter long vehicle has a dry weight (with fuel) of 5900 kg and reaches speeds of 18 knots with no tow and between 10 and 15 knots with tow. Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Canadian Navy Authorities Canadian AUV Dorado on sea trials for new rolelast_img read more