What is a Major Defects Report?

A Major Defect Report is similar in some respects to a building survey and a homebuyer survey. The level of inspection is usually between the two or close to the level of a building survey. However, the report itself is in less detail than a full building survey and concentrates on those more important and larger building issues.

A Major Defects Report is often useful where a homebuyer report should not be carried out due to the age or type of property, or if the property is listed.


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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – October 2014

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 help many persons with an interest in property gain an accurate view of what is happening in the UK property market as a whole.
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Article 4 – Implementation Controversy

Islington Council imposed an Article 4 Direction within their remit. The Department for Communities and Local Government overruled the imposition of the Article 4 Direction. Following an appeal process, Islington Council have been allowed to re-impose the Direction following confirmation that the DCLG were using inaccurate data in their assessment of the case.
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Andrew Goodwin FRICS

Andrew Goodwin FRICS

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Andrew Goodwin & Associates Chartered Surveyors specialising in Property Surveys, Building Surveys,
Structural Surveys, House Purchase Surveys, Major Defects Reports,
Home Surveys, Energy Performance Certificates, Property Acquisition work,
Party Wall work and other professional work
covering Woodstock and the surrounding Oxfordshire catchment area.

For friendly advice without obligation, please call Andrew on

07788 726 082

Andrew undertakes surveys on period and modern residential properties, including houses, bungalows and flats for property buyers in and around Woodstock and the surrounding Oxfordshire area.


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Planning Changes: – 2013 and 2014 New Permitted Development Rights:

All works carried out in England and Wales require planning permission. Certain types of extensions and changes of use, subject to certain limits and conditions, do not require a full planning permission from a Local Planning Authority. Unless these automatic rights are removed, it can be assumed that permission is automatically granted.
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City Council first to obtain Regulation 7 order covering Lettings Boards

Newcastle City Council is thought to have become the first authority of its kind to have successfully obtained Government approval for a Regulation 7 order covering lettings boards
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Excessive Infrastructure Investment doesn’t always stand the Test of Time – Learning from the Victorians

Several commentators have drawn attention over recent weeks to the very high expense in investing in the infrastructure projects (such as HS2) which have been used to attempt to bring the United Kingdom economy back on track. ..
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