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11 simple DIY & garden improvements that could increase the value of your home

August 10, 2018

If you're feeling productive this bank holiday weekend, see how many of these DIY & garden improvements you can get...

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Should I buy my freehold or exercise my Right to Manage?

March 20, 2018

Is Leasehold enfranchisement or the Right To Manage the right option if you want more control over your block?   

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Who will be affected by the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)?

March 20, 2018

Commercial landlords need meet new minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) from April 2018.  

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4 types of damp that could ruin your home

March 15, 2018

Understand the different kinds of damp and how you can prevent it from ruining your property.    

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What is affecting the value of your property?

February 9, 2018

Valuations are required for the majority of sales and purchases of real estate. Learn how the figure is  calculated.

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Building Survey vs Mortgage Valuation reports

December 19, 2017

The concept of mortgage valuations and building surveys is often misunderstood by prospective buyers and property owners. Find out the differences here.

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Party Wall FAQs: 18 Questions You May Be Asking

December 14, 2017

Everything you need to know when building works trigger the Party Wall Act. 

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How to resolve different kinds of property disputes

November 30, 2017

Resolving common property disputes include valuation figures, boundaries and building works.  

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Selling your commercial property

November 23, 2017

What is the best mix of marketing initiatives to dispose of your property quickly? 

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Office relocation: finding the right acquisition agent

October 12, 2017

Does your commercial agent fulfill these criteria for a smooth office move?

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Why and when do I need to consider extending my lease?

September 25, 2017

80 years or less remaining is the point at which you need to act. Find out why... 

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Your options when served a Party Wall Notice

April 4, 2017

Find out how to respond if you've been issued a Party Wall Notice from your neighbour. 

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9 ways to protect your property from flooding

March 22, 2017

9 flood resilient modifications for commercial and residential property that those in flood risk areas should consider.

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Landlords, does your property meet the new EPC standards?

March 20, 2017

See what you need to do in order to be compliant with minimum energy efficiency standards by April 2018

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PropTech: How could thermal imaging save you money?

March 20, 2017

See how our surveyors use thermal images to identify areas of heat loss in a building and provide informed recommendations...

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4 common causes of subsidence in a property

February 20, 2017

How to minimise the impact of these 4 common causes of subsidence on your property.

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What to do if you suspect subsidence

February 20, 2017

Find out how to spot the common tell tale signs of subsidence and how you should act 

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Instruct a valuer to increase your share in a shared ownership property

February 10, 2017

If you took a shared ownership scheme such as the government’s help to buy initiative to get on the property ladder, here's...

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Identifying Structural Problems in an older property

January 31, 2017

Full structural surveys can save you time and money in the long run. 

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Prepare your property for the winter season

December 20, 2016

See our tips for preparing your home in advance of the winter months 

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Considerations for sourcing a new business premises

November 20, 2016

Are you moving your business to a new location? Make sure you've considered these important factors

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