RIBA Excellence in Architecture – 2019 Stirling Prize Shortlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has recently announced the shortlist for its prestigious 2019 Stirling Prize. This British prize is awarded for excellence in architecture and is named after the architect James Stirling. It is the highest profile architectural award in British culture making even being shortlisted a huge achievement. The six projects … Continued

What sets London Building Surveyors apart from other surveyors?

We’ve been thinking about what sets us apart from other surveyors and we’ve come up with this little list: – We’re a small team and this means that you receive more personal service from us.  – Ronnie, our MD, has extensive experience working all over London, in Scotland and in the Cayman Islands; this means … Continued

Why now is the best time for landlords to buy-to-let in London

Amid the political uncertainty, falling house prices and unwelcome taxes, there is one clear window of opportunity that has become apparent to the savvy London property investor: buy-to-let property. What makes purchasing property to let so attractive in the current market? Whereas some investors may have previously found themselves priced out of the London property … Continued

London suburbs to face huge housing boom

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

London’s 5 hottest Property Markets 2019 – London’s Brexit Defying Boroughs

There’s no point denying that Britain’s ever uncertain and changing exit from the EU has not done fantastic things for the housing market. A new survey by the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors has revealed that nationwide, enquiries, agreed sales and new instructions have declined. However, an exclusive new report has proved that certain postcodes … Continued

10 Things to Love about Wanstead

  We’ve been thinking about all the areas of London we know well and love working in and what makes them unique and today it’s the turn of Wanstead. Despite it’s proximity to central London, it has a real villagey vibe, with the Green running along the Wanstead end of the high street and a … Continued

7 London property trends to look out for in 2019

As a city, London is constantly evolving and changing, and the housing market is certainly no different. With the looming uncertainty of Brexit, the London property market has been under critical scrutiny throughout the past year. But it’s far from all doom and gloom for the year ahead and the future beyond: If you’re looking … Continued

The Importance of Household Maintenance

Property owners often don’t think too much about the essential regular maintenance that is required to keep your London 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 … Continued

No stone left unturned with our thorough London 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