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Property Surveying Blog


In our informative Property Surveying Blog we take pride in writing weekly blog posts on Property Surveying.

Whether it is Party Wall Surveying, RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Valuations or Property Defects, you can be sure to find a blog post on the topic here!

September 16, 2019

What Devalues a Property?

Written by Tughan Musa

Buying or selling a house is both exciting and exhausting. One of the first steps you take is getting the property surveyed and valued with an RICS HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey Report. It is important to know what adds value and what can detract value. When valuing your home, our surveyors would consider a […]

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Written by Berry Lodge Surveyors

If you have bought or are the owner of a property on a leasehold (meaning you own it for a specified period of years), whether this is a flat or a house, if you want to make internal or external changes to the property then you may not know that you need to get a […]

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Written by Beau Davies

This is a common situation to be in for an adjoining owner, therefore do not panic, I would be happy to advise you of what to do. If your neighbour has started construction works to their property that fall within the remit of the Party Wall etc Act 1996, and they are yet to serve […]

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August 26, 2019

The Dangers of Asbestos

Written by Aman Singh

In this week’s blog, the topic of discussion will be asbestos and its risks and dangers. In my personal opinion, the dangers and risks of this once globally used fire retardant material is largely overlooked not only by the general public but also by industry professionals. Although the most dangerous forms of asbestos were banned […]

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August 19, 2019

I discuss Japanese Knotweed

Written by Sadek Miah

In this blog post I will be discussing Japanese Knotweed. I will be giving an insight into what Japanese Knotweed is, why it is harmful to properties and how it can be eradicated. What is Japanese Knotweed? Japanese Knotweed, otherwise known as Fallopia Japonica is a herbaceous plant and was introduced into the UK in […]

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Written by Bradley Mackenzie

Here at Berry Lodge Surveyors, we regularly undertake Licence for Alterations also know as Licences to Alter on behalf of both freeholders and leaseholders.  Unfortunately, one of the most common and reoccurring issues we are seeing freeholders request is a fee in order to grant the Licence of Alterations. This fee, in some cases, well-disguised, in […]

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