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The New RICS Homebuyer Report

Wednesday, 22nd July 2009 | by: Peter Barry

Over the last few years I have prepared several hundred RICS Homebuyer Survey & Valuation Reports for our clients. For those that don’t know the ‘Homebuyer Report is what is known as a ‘level 2’ survey; far more comprehensive than a lender’s valuation but not quite as detailed as a Building Survey. The standard format has allowed ... Read more >>

Categories: Surveying

Don’t Leave it Too Late to Extend Your Lease

Thursday, 4th June 2009 | by: Peter Barry

If you live in or are considering buying a leasehold property you will want to ensure that the unexpired term of the lease will not have a detrimental affect on the future marketability of the property. Under the terms of the Leasehold Reform Act (as amended) 1993 all qualifying leaseholders are entitled to the grant of a new lease for a term ... Read more >>

Selling a Property with Unregulated Changes

Thursday, 30th April 2009 | by: Peter Barry

Right at the top of the list of things that can bite you on the arse when you come to sell a property is unregulated alterations. They will range from relatively minor things like a new door opening right up to full scale loft conversions; but what they all have in common is that buyers, and their solicitors, will make a fuss when they come to ... Read more >>

Categories: Surveying