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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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When Would Party Wall Disputes Go to a Magistrates Court?

Party Wall Surveyors and Magistrates Party Wall Surveyors often talk about Magistrates and Magistrates Courts. There is sometimes confusion as to what a Magistrate is. Our Kingston Surveyors have been asked how this differs from the role of the Judge? In this article, we will look at what a Magistrate is. We will also see...
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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 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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How to Prevent and Remove Damp Mould Growth in the House

Mould growth is more likely to be due to condensation than penetrating dampness on the whole but can be either-or. These two can come hand in hand, as penetrating moisture can lead to condensation. The most common areas of mould are bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. Our Building Surveyors in Kingston and Surrey have come across...
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How to Negotiate a House Price Down After a Survey

This post covers everything you need to know about how to negotiate a house price down after a survey. Even if you’ve already agreed on a price, homebuyers can renegotiate as a house purchase is Subject to Contract (which can change at any time). So, after a surveyor has completed a survey, you may find...
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