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How to Avoid Building Bodge Jobs (And what to do when they happen)

We know from experience that Spring/Summer is the optimum time when many choose to undertake substantial amounts of building work to their property. Bodged building jobs can dramatically increase the cost of a project as reported on by ( who claimed that the cost   ...More »


Commercial Letting and Leases: How Can a Schedule of Condition Help You?

The summer months are often a popular time for leases to come to an end or require a renewal or extension. It is important to ensure you are reliably informed before making any binding agreements. When entering into a new lease or extending your lease it is paramount that you instruct an RICS accredited Chartered Building Surveyor to carry out a Schedule of Condition/Defect Report (/surve  ...More »


Building Surveys and 12 Essential Homebuyer's Tips

Different homes require different Surveys (/surveying-pages/residential-surveyor), and it is extremely important and beneficial to decide which is best for your home, requirements and needs. Are you familiar with a Condition Report, a Homebuyers Report and a Building Survey? A Building Survey (/surveying-pages/residential-surveyor) is an in depth report and is appropriate for most propert  ...More »