An enquiry this week form a building owner who had appointed their builder to act as their party wall surveyor, having been told by the builder that it was easy and he could do it… no need to pay expensive Party Wall Surveyor’s fees.
That’s what we got asked this morning, so we scratched our heads and had to agree that we didn’t know much at all except that it can result in rather nasty surprise bills. We then did what anyone else would do, Googled it, and turned up this very helpful guide from Clutton Cox Solicitors – Chancel Repair Liability – The Full […]
Every now and then we can’t help but be a bit self congratulatory. This email came in “Had a survey carried out last week in Kent on a semi detached property and have decided to walk away from the purchase due to the costs and extensive repairs found to be necessary. The survey was very comprehensive and […]
This months RICS Housing Market Survey [which covers April] has just been published and shows a deterioration in market conditions after several months of slightly more positive news. The boost received from artificial factors such as the expiration of the stamp duty exemption on properties priced under £250k and mild weather in March has now […]