Chris Newman FRICS

Manchester buildings

Chris Newman FRICS is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in Property Surveys, Building Surveys Structural Surveys, House Purchase Surveys, Homebuyer Reports, Major Defects Reports, Home Surveys and Property Valuations, Property Acquisition work, Party Wall work and other professional work throughout Manchester and the surrounding area.

For friendly advice without obligation, please call Chris Newman FRICS on

0161 403 1 403

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Paul Keegan MRICS

Surveyed Buildings

Paul Keegan MRICS DipBS MBA MCMI is a Chartered Building Surveyor with 20 years post-qualification experience; much of which has been spent working in senior roles in both the private and public property sectors. Hailing originally from Scotland, he has spent the last 20 years working and living in Somerset and Wiltshire, resulting in a firm grasp of local property styles and market conditions.

For friendly advice without obligation, please call Paul Keegan on

01985 430 403 or 0800 880 6264 or 0345 387 9 387

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Which statutory requirements do I need to follow when letting out a holiday home?

Summer has faded and the time for packing up and trooping off to your British holiday home might be over. But many will still want to escape from the cold months and sit in front of a warm fire in a beautiful holiday cottage. What they will most likely be looking for is a peaceful, comfortable living space that oozes warmth. With that in mind, you may be thinking about letting your lovely country holiday cottage for someone to escape to. We look at the stringent requirements surrounding the process, to help make sure your letting is stress free and profitable…

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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – August 2014

Yorkshire - CottageThe 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.
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The estate agent who ‘forgot’ to mention murder, the bodies in the garden and other outrageous complaints…

When the housing market starts to boom, buyers’ and sellers’ activity soars. One side wants their property to sell for the highest price and the other want to grab a bargain. In this frenzy, the estate agents try to keep both sides happy. However, in their desperation to get a sale or exploit a property, things can go very wrong. Bodies, ghosts and seagulls all feature in this tale of house buying woe…
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Estate Agents could face prison sentence

Caveat Emptor to disappear as sellers face imprisonment for not disclosing information that may affect the decision of any potential buyers.

Serious consequences may result if an estate agent fails to disclose any information which is later discovered by the buyer, with a prison sentence of 2 years being possible. If the seller is at fault for not disclosing the information to the agent, the same punishment may be enforced.

Sellers and estate agents are now required to inform any prospective purchasers of any information that may affect the value of the house. This can include any structural defects and / or information about previous sales that fell through. As … Continue reading →