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Why do I need a Survey?
From April 2016, buyers purchasing additional property, including buy-to-let or second homes, will face a three percentage increase on existing stamp duty rates. Chancellor George Osborne announced the rate hikes, which will apply to any additional residential property costing more than £40,000, in his Autumn Statement. The changes mean someone purchasing a property […] Read More ⇒
There are several things to bear in mind when buying a leasehold property and these are just a few of the important ones. Read the lease Has your legal advisor and your building surveyor read your lease, both will be more than willing to help review and explain the obligations and highlight any concerns. The […] Read More ⇒
As winter storms batter our coastal regions, older properties can suffer from the loss of gable end brickwork caused by a lack of stability due to cavity wall tie failure. Since the Victorian era up to the present day, the building of two brickwork leaves with a small cavity in the middle has been the […] Read More ⇒
Generally speaking, original slate roofs have long life spans, typically exceeding one hundred years (life spans will vary depending on factors such as quality and thickness of slates and exposure to external elements). It is however important to monitor the condition of older coverings and realise when the time is right to renew the covering. […] Read More ⇒