Housing the Young and Old, together?

With an ever-growing and ageing worldwide population along with rising living costs for the younger generation, and a well-documented ‘loneliness epidemic’, can all three be tackled together? Last year the problem of loneliness in the older generations...

UK Housing Market shows little change

The decline we have been seeing in new buyers purchasing homes showed signs of slowing down and stabilising in May. Coinciding with the decision to extend the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, which should now happen in October, the current housing market is showing...

Home Ownership is rising, but Private Renting needs work

The recently released English Housing Survey statistics show a welcome increase in home ownership from 2017 into 2018. It is also reported that private rentals are increasing but lagging behind in the quality and standards available. There has been a 5% increase in...

What if your Survey didn’t spot Subsidence?

Like most buyers on the common market, you would rely on you lenders property valuation. But what if this was the beginning of a nightmare? Mr and Mrs Coville-Wright fell in love with a property, bought it, moved in and then found a fundamental issue. Back in 2013,...

Global Fire Safety

RICS has recently combined with over 30 worldwide organisations to try to develop industry standards and global fire safety in buildings. The International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition was launched in Geneva this week. The IFSS Coalition This new coalition...