Building Surveyors Blog

  • 12 February 2013

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    Bats and Building Work

    Clean and sociable, bats love just hanging out and grooming themselves for hours! Contrary to popular belief, and the concern of most property owners, bats will not destroy wood, wires or loft insulation; nor will they infest the property.

  • 19 March 2012

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    Don’t rely on mortgage valuation reports

    Don’t rely on the mortgage valuation report you have to pay for when you buy a home. This is simply a confirmation to your lender that it will get its money back on your property if you can’t pay. However, the valuation isn’t a survey and won’t tell you if there are any potential problems with the building.

  • 18 March 2012

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    New Partner

    Allcott Associates LLP are pleased to welcome new partner Matthew Baker MRICS. His appointment signals expansion of our commercial division.

  • 23 January 2012

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    Lenders should inform borrowers that a valuation is not a survey

    The Council of the Residential Property Surveyors Association (RSPA) has written to Hector Sants, chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, calling for an investigation into the advice mortgage lenders give their borrowers regarding valuations and surveys.

  • 13 January 2012

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    Why choose an independent surveyor?

    l often be from an in-house staff valuer, an associated firm of valuers, or a corporate organisation with whom they have reciprocal arrangements.