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How to prepare for a home valuation

How to prepare for a home valuation A home valuation is an important step in the process of selling your property, going through a divorce, paying off a Help to Buy government loan, and more. It can help you understand the fair market value, and obtain the right asking price based upon your property’s characteristics […]

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Is it worth paying for a home survey?

Is it worth paying for a home survey? Moving home can be a challenging time, whether it’s heavy financial costs or concerns about your new property. There are many important decisions to make, not to mention – is this the right home for me? Fortunately, home surveys can provide ease of mind by using expert […]

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How to Protect Your House from Floods

Homeowners should find ways of protecting their homes from damage. Being the most expensive financial investment, protecting your home starts with having homeowners’ insurance from a reliable insurance provider. A homeowners insurance safeguards your housing structures from various perils. Unfortunately, most homeowners forget that homeowners’ insurance policies don’t cover flood damage. As such, you should […]

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Surveys and Valuations Explained

Surveys and Valuations Explained When we talk about buying and selling properties, it’s common to come across the terms surveys and valuations. Surveys and valuations are often used interchangeably, but there are key differences. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, or you’re planning to start an investment portfolio, it’s important to understand the differences […]

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What is asbestos and why is it dangerous?

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a term used to describe six types of heat-resistant fibrous silicate materials. Any product that contains at least one of these six minerals is classified as an ACM (asbestos-containing material). The six minerals include: Crocidolite (known as blue asbestos) Amosite (known as brown asbestos) Chrysotile (known as white asbestos) Tremolite […]

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Everything you need to know about the Home Survey Process

We often get asked about the home survey process, so we’ve put together this illustrative guide to help our customers. We hope you find it useful.

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What is comparable evidence?

What is comparable evidence? Comparable evidence is used to calculate and estimate valuations for properties that are due to go on the market. If you are a homeowner, and you want to sell your property, you may be interested in how a valuer produces their valuation. Comparable evidence is used to compare different properties in […]

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A Guide to Japanese Knotweed

A Guide to Japanese Knotweed What is Japanese Knotweed? Japanese Knotweed is a bamboo-like plant, which grows rapidly. Initially introduced into the UK in the 19th century, the plant was popular with landscapers and gardeners due to its ability to form thick screens. The swift growth of Japanese Knotweed quickly became a problem because it […]

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A Guide To Dry Rot

A Guide To Dry Rot What is dry rot? Dry rot is a type of fungal decay, which is caused by spores that are present in existing structures within the home, including timber frames. Spores spread in contact with moisture causing wet and dry rot. Dry rot is a term that causes heart rates to […]

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Tips To Get Your Home Ready For A Survey

Tips To Get Your Home Ready For A Survey Introduction When your home is on the market, and you attract buyers, it is common for them to arrange a building survey. Most buyers want to carry out a survey before they exchange contracts, and if they are taking out a mortgage to purchase the property, […]

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