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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

What is the real cost of a HIP?

Wednesday, 27th May 2009 | by: Peter Barry

The RICS announced recently that they are to investigate the practice of agents profiting from the sale of Home Information Packs to sellers.The announcement follows evidence uncovered in a Channel 4 news investigation that up to £150 could be added to the price of a pack because of secret payments to estate agents.I was already aware of ... Read more >>

Categories: Miscellaneous

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

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