RICS have lauched a New Home Survey Standard

This week the RICS has launched their new Home Survey Standard. It follows a consumer and industry-led consultation earlier in the year and aims to protect buyers and sellers better. There is an emphasis on the consumers being able to fully understand the benefits of...

Does ‘Down Valuation’ really exist?

When you purchase a home with a mortgage, you are borrowing money. Therefore a ‘Lender’s Valuation’ is usually required for them to establish that the prices you are paying matches with the value of the home on the UK property market. If you are...

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,...

Is Conversion or New Build best for Residential Development?

When looking at residential development is it best for convert or build from scratch? A recent Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) study looked at the cost per square meter and found that the difference many be nominal. They showed two project examples where the...