London’s Housing Crisis – Could Micro Flats be the Solution?

  With living space in London at a low, and house prices at a high, for many first-time buyers, becoming homeowners seems like a far-off dream.   However, the rise of a new small-scale, high-density, form of living is being touted as the solution. Micro flats are normally smaller than 400 square feet, and start … Continued

Damp and Timber Building Survey for Rot and Woodworm

A damp and timber building survey is a common specialist report requested at London Building Surveyors, particularly when dealing with older buildings. We recommend that whether you are buying a property (either a private or commercial premises) or taking a long lease on a commercial premises, a damp and timber survey is essential. It is … Continued

Leaseholders – do you own your loft space?

  London loft space is perhaps some of, if not the most, valuable in the country. With the capital remaining an ever-popular and sought after place to live, space always seems to be at an increasing minimum, and prices at an increasing high. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why many people see loft … Continued

Building Regulations – Everything you need to know

In the case of almost every type of building work, building regulations approval is needed. It can seem like a time-consuming, and frankly, annoying part of your project, but checking everything you plan to do has approval and being given the green light by the authorities at the right time, will save you a lot … Continued

What is a Chartered Surveyor?

The role of a chartered surveyor is situated in a vast and ever changing landscape. A job that is commonly misunderstood, the title of a chartered surveyor is an encompassing term for a variety of different professions all linked to advising on landed property. This can be any role, from surveying roads and advising companies … Continued

What are the causes of cracking in buildings? – London Building Surveyors

Any cracking identified within a building can cause great concern and fear for its owner or potential buyer. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recommends that if you’re not happy with an insurance company’s post-investigation conclusion, you should get advice from an independent party in the form of a surveyor. Here at London Building … Continued