What Type of Survey do I need?

One of the most common questions we are asked when speaking to our customers is; “What is the difference between a Homebuyers Report and a Building Survey?” The RICS has two main types of survey; The Homebuyer Report and the Building Survey. These are the most popular survey types, with the Building Survey the most comprehensive of the two. The …

Four Reasons as to Why it is Not Always a Good Idea to Install Solar Panels

According to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, more than half a million British homes have installed solar panels. It’s not surprising when you consider the fact that they can help you cut back on your electricity bills by producing your own energy and they can even earn you money by selling surplus electricity back to …

Why a home survey could be the best investment you make

When you’re buying a home, you want to make the process as seamless as possible and with so many things to consider, from finding your perfect property, to moving in day, a home survey is often something that can get forgotten about, however it’s one of the best investments you can make and can save you a significant amount of time and money as …

Party Wall Letter

We notice you have recently applied for planning consent/building regulation approval on your property. You may be wondering whether the works covered by or approved under your planning application or building regulation application are notifiable under The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (‘The Act’). It is mandatory to serve notice for certain works that …

What is the difference between a Building Survey and a Structural Survey?

There is often confusion between what a Building Survey and a Structural Survey is.   The term Structural Survey although widely used by the public is not generally used by Chartered Building Surveyors any longer as it is thought the term ‘structural’ is a little ambiguous and left people unsure what precisely was included within the survey. Instead …