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Five More Defects that a Building Survey Could Uncover

Five More Defects that a Building Survey Could Uncover   Did you get a chance to read our previous blog about common defects found in a building survey? If you did, you’d know about some of the main problems that can crop up when buying a property.   These include things like dampness, electrical problems, […]

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What Causes Damp in Houses?

What Causes Damp in Houses? Unfortunately, dampness is a common occurrence for many UK homeowners and landlords. It’s a serious problem, which can accelerate chronic health conditions like asthma and damage the fabric of buildings. The good news is that in most cases, it’s pretty easy to fix. We talk about the three main types […]

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Will COVID-19 Open Doors for Smaller Surveying Firms?

As we are all too aware, COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on the economy. Due to the continuing change in tiered restrictions, businesses find it increasingly difficult to plan ahead, motivation is dwindling, and investors are taking fewer risks. However, the property market has indeed seen a period of activity over the past six […]

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How to Identify and Remedy Timber Decay

How to Identify and Remedy Timber Decay Did you know that damp patches appearing on ceilings or walls can be a warning sign of timber decay? If you’ve noticed them in your home, you should investigate further by going up into your loft and taking a look at the timber beams. If they are damp […]

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The 5 Most Common Defects Likely to be Found in a Building Survey

So, you’ve just had your RICS Building Survey, or HomeBuyers Report completed on your potential dream home. You’re keener than ever to know it’s condition so that you can either renegotiate the asking price or determine a budget for making repairs.   What are the Most Common Issues? What Should I Do Next? If you’re […]

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Why it’s Essential to Have a Survey when Purchasing a Property

Your home is potentially one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make. So why risk buying a property without completing a survey only to realise later on that you could have made a very costly mistake? The cost of a survey in relation to the price of a property always makes perfect sense. Don’t take […]

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How to Prepare for a RICS Property Valuation

We are incredibly busy at the moment and it is always appreciated if the owner of the residential property is full prepared for their RICS Property Valuation. It is important that all parts of the property are accessible to allow the valuer to carry out a thorough inspection, thereby ensuring there are no defects that […]

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How to prepare for a Domestic EPC

IMPORTANT INFORMATION We will require access to the following parts of the property during the EPC assessment.

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How to prepare for a Commercial EPC

Everything you need to know about preparing your commercial property for a Commercial EPC assessment.

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EPCs Require Time & Effort

On 6th April 2017 we were asked to assess a property that had been rated F and as a result the property owner had been advised to upgrade the heating system to an air conditioning system. The property comprised a three storey purpose built office in Warrington. We inspected the property and after obtaining the […]

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