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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!

Written by Bradley Mackenzie

The quality of a new build property, extensions & refurbishment even in the more luxurious range of housing, has come under a lot of criticism in recent years. Increasingly poor-quality workmanship and quality control, or lack of, contributes to that. Therefore, more often than not, buyers and homeowners need to seek out professional advice and […]

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June 15, 2020

Damp in Properties

Written by Mohbin Malik

In this week’s blog post, I am going to be discussing damp in properties. Damp is a common problem for most property owners or property occupiers therefore knowing the facts is a must. The most common types of damp found in residential properties are condensation, penetrating damp and rising damp. I will be looking into […]

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June 12, 2020

Covid 19 Update

Written by Berry Lodge Surveyors

Now that things appear to be edging back to normality, we thought we would give you a quick update on how we are dealing with the global COVID 19 pandemic. We still have a functional Surveying team and have proudly undertaken a number of Surveying jobs in the same manner as always. We do have […]

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Written by Beau Davies

The Party Wall etc Act 1996, does not state who should be responsible for the party wall surveyor’s fees, therefore as per the statue, the party wall surveyors retain the rights to determine how to divide the fees between the owners reasonably. However, it is worth noting, the building owner is the one that benefits […]

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Written by Liam Wilkinson

In this blog post, I am going to be discussing bank valuations. A Bank Valuation is commissioned by the buyer’s lender and in most cases is paid for by you (the property buyer). So, what information is contained within a Bank Valuation? The objective of the valuation is to confirm that the amount of money […]

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Written by Bradley Mackenzie

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 provides a framework for resolving “disputes” between a building owner (the person doing the construction works) and an adjoining owner (the person who lives next to the building owner). The Party Wall etc Act 1996, covers three distinct types of works: Building a party wall on a shared property […]

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