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What does a home valuation involve?

What does a home valuation involve?

A home valuation provides an estimate of the market value of a property, based on its current condition and any apparent causes for concern. It is normally defined as:  “The estimated amount for which an asset or liability should exchange on the valuation date between...

New Build or Old Build Home: Which is right for me?

New Build or Old Build Home: Which is right for me?

It’s the age old question when it comes to purchasing a house: Do I choose a new build or old build home? Well, that really depends on what you’re looking for in terms of key factors such as style, budget and location.    Some people prefer the quintessential charm...

How to spot the signs of subsidence

How to spot the signs of subsidence

Subsidence affects thousands of properties every year, and could potentially reduce the value of your home if you decide to resell it. Now it’s more important than ever as new maps from the British Geological Survey (BGS) reveal that climate change is likely to cause...

What is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors?

What is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors?

RICS is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. It is a global organisation that enforces standards across the surveying sector, including construction and the natural environment. The institution covers more than 130,000 trainees and professionals, ensuring...

How to prepare for a house survey

How to prepare for a house survey

Having a surveyor looking around your home can be a stressful experience. In this article, we're here to show you how to prepare for a house survey to make their job easier and the experience less stressful for you too. An inspection by a surveyor is an important part...

The most common house survey issues

The most common house survey issues

If you’re looking to buy a property, it’s likely you will need the services of a chartered surveyor to examine the condition of a house. Not only does a RICS HomeBuyer Report give you peace of mind, but if ordered, provide an accurate property market valuation and a...

What to do after a bad house survey

What to do after a bad house survey

Knowing what to do after a bad house survey can mean the difference between completing a house purchase or the sale falling through. Problems raised on a property survey don't have to mean walking away. Some problems are very common, sometimes similar issues can be...

Things to consider when choosing a firm of surveyors

Things to consider when choosing a firm of surveyors

There are plenty of times during your property-owning life when you might want to consult a Chartered Surveyor, obviously including when you buy a house, but also for other valuation purposes like insurance. But what are the things to consider when choosing a firm of...

Top 5 factors to consider when buying a house

Top 5 factors to consider when buying a house

Whether you’re looking for your first home or forth, navigating the housing market can be a daunting and time consuming process. After all, this is one of the most significant financial decisions you’ll ever make in your lifetime, so it’s worth doing your research and...

What does a RICS Help to Buy Valuation involve?

What does a RICS Help to Buy Valuation involve?

Torus Chartered Surveyors are proud to provide a RICS Help to Buy Valuation for our customers. We offer a guarantee they will be accepted by Target, so you can have confidence that you will get all the information you need, with no unexpected extra costs. As...

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