The Importance of Household Maintenance

Property owners often don’t think too much about the essential regular maintenance that is required to keep your property in tiptop condition.   Unfortunately, this can lead to bigger structural issues requiring professional costly repairs. At this time of year, we cannot stress enough how important it is to clear out gutters.   In these darkest months … Continued

No stone left unturned with our thorough building inspections

You may have noticed in your loft some whitish residue on the timbers similar to the photo below: This often occurs where there’s a lack of ventilation to the roof space. The residue is a white crystalline material, probably magnesium sulphate, which may be a residue of previous treatment of the timbers with magnesium fluorosilicate … Continued

London’s £1 billion council home building project revealed

The Mayor London, Sadiq Khan, has announced London’s first ever building programme that is dedicated to council homes, with plans to build over 11,000 homes at a cost of more than £1 billion to be let at social rent levels. The news comes after the Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced that councils will be allowed … Continued

London’s evolving skyline reveals new skyscraper: The Diamond

With over 510 tall towers (more than 20 storeys high) planned to be built in the next ten years or currently under construction, London’s infamous glittering skyline is set to become a changing landscape. In 2015, the addition of another skyscraper, the Trellis, was announced, standing at the same height as the shard, although work … Continued

Stratford – London’s up-and-coming residential district

  Revamped for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Stratford in East London is a buzzing shopping, leisure and cultural hub – quickly becoming the residential district of the East and one of London’s most desirable locations. Thanks to its Olympic legacy and one of the largest shopping centres in Europe—Westfield Stratford City—people are lining up … Continued

The Transformation of London’s Letting Market

Technological advances in the last decade have revolutionised many areas of our life, but rarely would we connect them with the London housing market. However, a new surge in renters who are more interested in the quality of their property than how well connected to public transport it is have proved just how influential apps … Continued

London suburbs to face huge housing boom – London Building Surveyors

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to build more than 250,000 new homes in London’s thirteen outer suburbs in an attempt to overcome the capital’s housing crisis. With London remaining as popular location to live as ever for people nationwide and worldwide, the demand for affordable housing has increased tenfold, particularly in … Continued

The Value of an Independent Building Surveyor

Buying a property is for most people one of, if not the most expensive purchase they will make in their lifetime. With so many factors to be considered, and so much at stake, hiring a professional, independent surveyor is vital. With the average price of a house in the UK rising to £226,185, and in … Continued

Stamp Duty Scrapped on Houses under £300,000 – London Building Surveyors.

This years budget saw Chancellor Philip Hammond announce that stamp duty taxes on properties under £300,000 will be abolished for first-time buyers in an attempt to solve Britain’s housing crisis. However, this has been criticised by analysts and mortgage lenders alike who claim that this measure will not actually address the core problems in the … Continued

5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Building Survey

When you find the house of your dreams, getting a private survey is perhaps one of the most overlooked factors. Many buyers see a survey as another additional cost, at a time when they are probably making the most expensive purchase of their lifetime. However, normally in hindsight, not getting a professional survey done can … Continued