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Buying a house? Don't forget about the Party Wall Act

Buying a house? Don’t forget the Party Wall Act

If you’re buying a new home, you’ll want to know about the Party Wall Act, if you share any walls, fences, or boundaries with your neighbours and if they have any plans to build before you move in. The Commercial Property Standard Enquiries provide standard form, particularly questions about party walls when purchasing a home. …

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5 Common Misconceptions about Party Wall Agreements

5 Common Misconceptions about Party Wall Agreements

The Party Wall Act is an essential piece of legislation that permits neighbours to have a say in work done near their property, that may cause damage to their homes. This year represents the 25th anniversary of the Party Wall Act of 1996, and its importance has not lessened in the following years. The Party …

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Consequences of Ignoring the Party Wall Act

Consequences of Ignoring the Party Wall Act

If you live in a semi-detached or terraced house, you may have already heard some complicated stories about the Party Wall Act and, as a result, decided that you will never do any major home improvement work on your house. But it isn’t all doom and gloom. It can even be a relatively painless process …

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Is Dilapidations an opportunity for tax relief?

Is Dilapidation an opportunity for tax relief?

Financially, this year has been a little more difficult for businesses due to the Covid pandemic, and companies are starting to feel the pinch of months of lockdown, which is adding to financial pressures. Dilapidation is one of the many ways that existing assets can be used to reduce tax burdens on businesses. Dilapidations are …

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How to Prevent and Remove Damp Mould Growth in the House

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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Home Extension Cost Considerations

Home Extension Cost Considerations

You’ve decided that you want more space in your property, so what’s next? Here are vital aspects you need to consider before you extend your property. Once you’ve decided that you want a home extension, you need to consider the price. Will, it cost more to extend your home, or is it more simple to …

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