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 …

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 …

Helping you choose the right survey

RICS Home Surveys Information Sheet Why is a survey report important?  Because forewarned is forearmed.  Choosing the right survey will highlight any serious defects and help you consider the risks involved before you commit to the process of buying a property. There are three types of survey with each of the report types providing you with clear …