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Staircasing and Help to Buy Valuations

The importance of an accurate Help to Buy Valuation when staircasing Home owners with a Help to Buy: Equity Loan with Target HCA will often consider repayment of their loan after five years, this being [...]

Building Survey vs. Homebuyers report

    A common question that we are asked by buyers is: “what is the difference between a Building Survey and a Homebuyers report?” As a purchaser you may have decided that you need a [...]

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Moving House Checklist

Moving house is often an exciting yet stressful time; take a look at our moving house checklist to ensure you are organised and ready for the big day. 2 months before moving house Find [...]

  • Chartered Surveyors Crowborough, High Weald, East Sussex & Kent. Conversions, extensions, planning, listed buildings, insurance, surveys, defect inspections

Reinstatement Cost Assessment

A Reinstatement Cost Assessment undertaken by a professional building surveyor ensures that a property owner pays the correct level of insurance on the property. It is a detailed assessment of all that is to be [...]

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Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a non-native plant in the UK which can cause damage to properties and spreads easily. As a result it can impact on the buying and selling property process and there [...]

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Party Walls & Party Wall Disputes

How to Approach Shared Party Walls Many properties in the UK share a ?party wall? with a neighbour, and property owners who are planning to undertake work to the shared party wall may have to [...]

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Help To Buy Valuation

Help To Buy Valuation If you purchased your home under the UK government?s Help To Buy scheme, you will need to get a Help To Buy Valuation if you wish to sell your home or [...]

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What to Consider when Extending your Home

Extending Your Home Extending your home can be an exciting opportunity to increase living space and better utilise your property. It can also be a significant project that is lengthy and costly. Whether you are [...]

  • Chartered Surveyors Crowborough, High Weald, East Sussex & Kent. Conversions, extensions, planning, listed buildings, insurance, surveys, defect inspections

Inspiration: Barn Conversion

Rushmore Farm, Upton: Barn Conversion Project Value: ?1.4million Designed by Studio Four, this project won the RICS 2016 South East Residential Project of the Year.? The project involved conversion of an agricultural barn which sits [...]

  • Chartered Surveyors Crowborough, High Weald, East Sussex & Kent. Conversions, extensions, planning, listed buildings, insurance, surveys, defect inspections

Should I be Worried About flooding?

Flooding A climate change sub-committee found that there are currently 4.2 million properties deemed to be at risk of surface water flooding. The average insurance claim for flood damaged domestic properties is ?20,000-?30,000. Short term [...]

  • Chartered Surveyors Crowborough, High Weald, East Sussex & Kent. Conversions, extensions, planning, listed buildings, insurance, surveys, defect inspections

Basic Home Maintenance

Your home is likely to be your most valuable investment, and it?s important to look after it with some basic home maintenance. Most damage to properties relates to water ingress and is perfectly preventable. We?ve [...]