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, …

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 …