Building Surveyors Blog

  • 14 May 2013

    News Category 1

    Investigating Subsidence for Insurance

    In order to be eligible for financial compensation in the event of subsidence, your insurer will need to be sure of the cause of subsidence and the damage caused.

  • 13 May 2013

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    How Soil Samples Help Identify the Cause of Subsidence

    By sampling the soil, we can identify some of these elements and get a better idea of what is causing the subsidence in your home.

  • 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.