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Welcome to the Property Advice Newsletter
Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
of the UK wide network of Property Professionals

Publication date: 12th July 2016

In this month's edition ... July is Property Scams Awareness Month, how to enhance your property's value, protect your property from buildup, where you can buy a whole village, and beware of dodgy tourist information! Plus the fifth in our series on common defects - this month is Wet Rot.

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 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.
To read the monthly fact file, click here.

July is Property Scams Awareness Month
There has been a worrying increase in the volume and variety of scams which are out to remove money from unsuspecting people. However, there is a property scam which can happen to you without you being aware of it!
To read the whole article, click here.

Residential street

NHS Houses
How are hospitals going to function if the workers couldn’t afford to live locally, especially in such a thriving city such as London?
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A flat in London, or a village in Wales?
The £1.5m portfolio consists of 9 terraced houses, 3 pairs of semi-detached houses, and a cottage said to be the oldest in the village.
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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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Is your Carbon Monoxide Detector Dangerous ?
Following a Which? report two types of carbon monoxide alarms have been removed from sale by both e-Bay and Amazon. (The detector pictured is NOT one of them.)
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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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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 an overview of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
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NEW SERIES: 10 defects that could be hiding in your home – a surveyor's view

Defect 5 – Wet Rot
In part one, we covered Condensation, part two was Water Ingress, part three was Rising Damp, last month was Dry Rot and this month it is Wet Rot.
To read the whole article, click here.

And Finally....

In case you missed it: Why are coach-loads of Chinese tourists visiting an Oxfordshire village?
Tourists have been taking pictures of gardens, houses and have been knocking on the locals' doors to take ‘selfies’ with them. Some tourists have sat on benches in people’s gardens whilst eating their packed lunches.
To read the whole article, click here.

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