Dealing with damp problems in the home

If you are in the process of buying a property then damp problems can be one of those things that you need to look out for. This is particularly the case if you are buying a property that has been empty for quite a while or if it’s a particularly old property (built pre-1919). With the latter, properties built before this date were not built with …

Always use a surveyor when buying a house

Hardy v Griffiths (2014) EWHC 3947 provides a salutary lesson to buyers of residential property that they should instruct a surveyor to inspect the property before exchange of contract. The case considered the responsibility of the sellers in making representations against the buyers’ responsibilities to investigate the property.  In March 2011, …

5 Things To Consider When Buying A New Home

A home is likely to be the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make, yet it’s easy to think emotionally or act impatiently when weighing up your options. Here are five things your potential new home should be. 1. Sound Is it in danger of falling down or likely to need major repair or improvement? Would work need to be carried out in the …

The Importance Of Having A Survey

The recent partial collapse of a detached property in Kings Norton, Birmingham is a stark reminder of the importance of having a survey when purchasing a property. The incident happened on the 2nd June when a recently purchased property worth £475,000 collapsed after builders had been working on the property on behalf of the new owners. Investigations …

My 3 peaks challenge

My blogs are usually property related, however…. as well as my passions for property I have other loves in life; one of which being ‘fitness’. I use this term loosely as it probably best describes how much I enjoy all things ‘keep fit’ from the gym, too team sports, solo sports, leisurely activities as well as eating well and looking after …