A surveyor’s guide to home maintenance – Ground Level build-up

The walls of a property are the barrier which keeps the elements, and particularly water, from reaching the internal environment. In order to fulfil that function effectively, they need to be clear of soil and ground level build up.
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A surveyor’s view on adding value to your home

For as long as you are simply living in the property without thought of the next stage, its value won’t be your highest concern. But when it comes to selling up, you will be pleased that you put some forethought into achieving the best possible value early.
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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – July 2016

The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the propertysurveying.co.uk team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.

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In case you missed it: An entire British village is up for sale – and it is going to the kindest bidder!

The village comes with an historic hall that has 21 bedrooms, 42 houses, a restaurant/pub, a sports pavilion with playing fields, a mechanics garage and over 2,000 acres of countryside.
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NEW SERIES: 10 defects that could be hiding in your home – a surveyor’s view

Defect 3 – Rising Damp
In part 1, we covered, last month it was water ingress, and this month we’re going to take a look at rising damp, which is defined as the upwards flow of moisture through a permeable wall structure.
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Mortgage Market Update

Various sources are claiming that now is as good a time to buy a property as there has ever been, with interest rates low and the property market surging forward. We have compiled stats from various sources around the country to give you a complete view of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
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A surveyor’s guide to home maintenance – Drainage

Drainage faults are a common source of water ingress, so keeping your drainage systems in good order is essential to maintaining a dry house.
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A valuer’s perspective on corporate property investment

A business must achieve a balance between capital growth, yearly return and risk-management. A number of options exist, but many – including dabbling in the stock market – might be considered too risky.
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