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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

How To Renegotiate An Offer After A Home Survey

How To Renegotiate An Offer After A Home Survey Introduction For most people, buying a house is the most significant financial move they will make. When you are spending a lot of money on a property, it is natural to want to make sure that you are making the right decision. A building survey is […]

The Ultimate Guide To Home Surveys

The Ultimate Guide To Home Surveys Introduction: What is a home survey? A home survey is an assessment, which provides information about the condition of a property. A house survey is not the same as a property valuation. A valuation is an estimate of the current market value of the property. A survey highlights potential […]

What Are The Options After A Negative Home Survey?

What Are The Options After A Negative Home Survey? Introduction A building survey is an assessment, which is carried out to provide prospective buyers with an insight into the condition of a property they’re hoping to purchase. If you are eager to make an offer and move house, it’s wise to arrange for a surveyor […]

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 […]

In Hindsight: What Buyers Wish They Knew Before Completing

In Hindsight: What Buyers Wish They Knew Before Completing Introduction For most of us, buying a house is the biggest investment we will make in our lifetimes. If you’re on the cusp of making an offer or exchanging contracts to complete on a house, it’s understandable to want to make sure that you have made […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Get a Home Survey

Why Get a Home Survey A home survey is something everyone needs to attain when they move home. Moving into a new home means that you don’t know its history, as much as you won’t know about any possible underlying issues. Inspecting a property’s condition is essential. It will provide you with multiple benefits and […]

Building Surveys in Shrewsbury

We are delighted to introduce our new building survey division in Shrewsbury.   We have reviewed the building surveying companies in Shrewsbury and have noted a shortage in high quality and reliable surveyors.   We are here to fill that gap.   CJ Bloor Property Consultants are a firm of regulated RICS surveyors. Our aim […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to prepare for a Domestic EPC

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

How to prepare for a Commercial EPC

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

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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Why an inaccurate EPC can be expensive

Our clients sometimes inform us that another EPC company has offered them a more competitive price than the one we’ve quoted. However, the initial price of the EPC should not be their main concern, it should be whether the EPC will be carried out accurately.

How we can assist in cases where a commercial property obtains a low EPC rating

How we assist in cases where a commercial property obtains a low EPC rating

A Critical Evaluation of the new Electronic Communications Code

The Electronic Communications Code came into effect on 28 December 2017 and as from that date the rollout of telecommunications infrastructure has stalled and the market has stagnated.

Reasons Why Not To Use A National EPC Company

Reasons Why Not To Use A National EPC Company

The Importance of Applying the Correct EPC Conventions

The Importance of Applying the Correct EPC Conventions

EPC – The Importance of After-Sales Service

On 25 June 2018 we were asked to reassess an EPC which had been rated F by an assessor from a Nationwide firm.

Choosing an EPC Assessor with Experience

Choosing an EPC Assessor with Experience

Why Your Energy Assessor Should Have a Surveying Background

Why Your Energy Assessor Should Have a Surveying Background