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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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The Ins And Outs Of RICS Valuations

The Ins And Outs Of RICS Valuations Introduction Property valuations provide buyers and sellers with an accurate estimate of the value of properties. If you are selling your home, there are two main options to choose from in terms of valuations. These include estate agent valuations and surveyor valuations. RICS valuations are carried out by […]

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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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Do I Need A Valuation Or A Survey?

Do I Need A Valuation Or A Survey? Introduction It’s common to talk about property valuations and surveys in the same sentence when buying and selling houses. If you are hoping to purchase a property, or you’re waiting for a sale to go through, it’s critical to understand the differences. In this article, we’ll delve […]

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When To Arrange A Property Valuation

When To Arrange A Property Valuation Introduction Property valuations provide an insight into the value of houses and apartments. Whether you are buying or selling, you may benefit from arranging a property valuation. There are two main options when valuing a property: estate agent valuations and RICS valuation. Estate agents provide an estimate based on […]

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A Guide To Home Valuations

A Guide To Home Valuations What is a home valuation? A home valuation is designed to provide sellers with an estimate of the value of their property. There are various options available if you want to have your home valued, including an estate agent valuation and an RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) valuation. A […]

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How To Estimate Property Value: Tips For Buyers

How To Estimate Property Value: Tips For Buyers Introduction For the vast majority of people, buying a house marks the most significant and expensive investment they will make in their lives. If you are hoping to buy, it’s understandable to want to ensure you pay a fair price. In this article, we’ll discuss how to […]

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Will COVID-19 Open Doors for Smaller Surveying Firms?

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 […]

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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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