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What are RICS Home Surveys & Why do You Need One?

What are RICS Home Surveys & Why do You Need One?

Buying a new home is an exciting time. And if you've had your offer accepted, you've probably started thinking about RICS home surveys and whether you need one. You may already have a mortgage lender’s valuation report. But if you want to avoid unpleasant surprises...

How to Rent Out Your House

How to Rent Out Your House

Renting out a property has been a popular way to make more money, whether you're a landlord with a portfolio of rental flats and houses, or a homeowner with a spare room suitable for a lodger.  Historically a large proportion of the rental sector has been supplied by...

What is a Shared Ownership Valuation?

What is a Shared Ownership Valuation?

Shared ownership is a form of home ownership which has become more popular in recent years as house price appreciation has outstripped inflation. It is designed to be more affordable and attainable. Instead of owning the entire property (either outright or with a...

Your Moving House Checklist

Your Moving House Checklist

Moving home can be an exciting yet stressful situation and there are a lot of tasks to do, plans to make, and things to keep track of as the day draws closer.  To help, we’ve created a simple handy moving house checklist of all the things needed to take care of before...

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...

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