Category Archives: Surveys

Surveys – why bother?

Is it really worth having a survey done, paying upwards of £300 which you could put towards the cost of a new bathroom? False economy. You can almost guarantee that you will save the cost of the survey by reducing the offer on the house you intend to buy. Don’t think because the house is…

Surveys – don’t buy a property without one

So you’re going to buy a house, excitement fills the air, you know you need a survey but which one do you choose? When you start making enquiries about the mortgage you should be advised to have a survey done so that you know the state of the house you’re about to buy. But which…

All properties are unique and different to a surveyor

I was driving through the Lancashire countryside and admiring the lovely cottages in a particularly attractive village.  It suddenly occurred to me that many of these properties whilst appearing to be very similar when viewed from the roadside would be very different in presentation and appearance when viewed from the back and inside. This of…

Property surveys in Rossendale

Whilst carrying out property surveys this week I met some super people who were full of hope and anticipation, looking forward to moving into their dream home but first they had to sell theirs. So they were understandably anxious about the outcomes of the survey. A good survey can convert a tentative offer to a…

Find and eradicate damp in your property

Damp is enough to send shivers down a property buyer’s spine.  Yet it is often easy to identify the cause of damp and eradicate it.  Yes, we all know that damp can cause serious damage to the structure of a building and leave its mark on the internal decorations of our dream home.  Worse, that…