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Top 5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Property

Owning a home comes with a ton of responsibility. That’s why it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with everything on the property so that you can stay on top of essential maintenance and upkeep. When you own a home, it seems like there’s always some expense coming up. Whether it’s a required plumbing repair...
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Help! What’s Covered Under Home Insurance?

The most expensive purchase you’ll likely ever make is buying a home. Home insurance gives you peace of mind that if something goes wrong, you’ll be able to fix or replace it.  However, it’s essential to understand what your policy will and will not cover.  There are two types of home insurance to consider: Buildings...
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What is a Party Wall?

Our Party Wall Surveyors are often asked to explain what a party wall is; this is never a simple answer. As with all party wall matters, this can be complex. Role of a Party Wall Surveyor & The Party Wall Act The Act covers new buildings on or at the boundaries of two properties. It also includes...
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Rights of Access for a Building Surveyor Professional

The Correct Advice from Our Building Surveyor Professionals For matters connected with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, you will need to know certain information. You will need to be guided on these matters by experts. Our Building Surveyor professionals are here to help you. Party wall matters can be very complicated, and you must understand your...
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What to Do if Your Home Valuation is Less Than an Offer?

Most residential purchases rely on mortgage finance, and therefore a lender’s valuation is usually required to establish that the price being paid for a property represents the ‘market value’. Paying a purchase price over the estimated market value can place the lender and buyer to the sale at additional risk. Therefore, the lender instructs an...
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What Happens To A Property When The Owner Passes Away?

When someone passes away, their home is generally the most valuable item left in their Estate.  What happens to the property depends on how the deceased owned it and what the Will states should happen (if there is a Will).  Dealing with the deceased’s property can seem complicated and a little overwhelming, especially when dealing...
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What is Asbestos? Dangers and UK Regulations

Many buildings in the UK that were constructed in the past have used asbestos due to its desirable properties. The Main Benefit of Using Asbestos: Inexpensive Insulation Resilient and durable Asbestos is incredibly great and insulating heat and absorbing sound for insulation purposes alongside being fire resistant. However, only up until relatively recently the effects...
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Wood Rot: The Difference Between Dry Rot and Wet Rot

Wood rot is one of the leading causes of buildings’ damage – especially if they’re old or abandoned. It’s important to identify what kind of wood rot it is – dry or wet – and then learn how to treat it and what caused it (to prevent the rot from occurring again). The difference between dry...
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4 Reasons Why Property Owners Hire Surveyors

As a property owner, you have likely already hired a surveyor before and understand the reasons for their importance. If not, you need to consider why property owners get their properties surveyed and if you should do the same. Seeking professional advice will keep you informed on all relevant legalities of your property. There are...
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