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What Is the Best Type of Survey When Buying an Old House?

Buying an old, period property full of charm and original features is a dream for many. But if you don’t carry out all the necessary checks,...

James Brook, MRICS ― 11 Feb 2022
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Abby Nutting - Client Care Manager

Having been with Novello since day one, Abby looks after all areas of customer service and administration. Her role covers everything from conducting desktop research,  advising...

James Brook, MRICS ― 7 Feb 2022
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Can a Short Lease Stop You from Selling Your House or Flat?

When selling a leasehold property, the number of years left on the lease can have a significant impact on your ability to sell and the...

James Brook, MRICS ― 3 Feb 2022
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How to Prepare Your Home for a Property Survey?

When you have an appointment with a surveyor, your first thought may be to make sure your house is clean, tidy and well presented. And, while...

James Brook, MRICS ― 27 Jan 2022
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Party Walls and Building Work: What Happens if You Don't Agree

To begin the process, you will need to serve notice on any neighbours you share a party wall with. A Party Wall Notice will tell the...

James Brook, MRICS ― 13 Jan 2022
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How Often Should I Get the Roof of My House Inspected?

Although largely out of sight, your roof certainly shouldn’t be out of mind, and it’s a good idea to schedule in regular checks in order to...

John Brook, Roofing Specialist ― 13 Jan 2022
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What Advice Would You Give to a First-time Buyer?

Buying your first home can be a daunting experience. How do you know the home is right for you, or if the area suits your needs?...

James Brook, MRICS ― 13 Dec 2021
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Lewis Emms - Senior Chartered Surveyor and Valuer

Having grown up in the world of property Lewis loves the diversity of working as a surveyor, as no two days or jobs are the same.

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James Brook, MRICS ― 25 Nov 2021
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