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How to Settle a Party Wall Dispute Peacefully

A party wall is a structure that is shared between neighbours, such as a wall between houses, the floors between flats or maisonettes and even garden...

James Brook, MRICS ― 19 May 2021
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What to Do if My Lender Asks for an EWS1 Form?

Introduced in December 2019 in response to concerns about the safety of some external cladding systems, the EWS1 form is a way to confirm to valuers...

James Brook, MRICS ― 13 May 2021
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Five Common Problems with the House Buying Process and How to Mitigate Them

When asked to estimate how long it generally takes to buy a house in England, a figure of 12 weeks is often cited. However, the truth...

James Brook, MRICS ― 10 May 2021
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How to Claim Against a Roofer for Poor Work

Replacing or repairing a roof can be one of the more expensive tasks associated with homeownership. It’s also one of the hardest to check thoroughly before...

John Brook, Roof Surveyor ― 27 Apr 2021
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Essential Guide to Party Wall Agreements for Loft Conversions

Before pressing ahead with that loft conversion, make sure the plans comply with the Party Wall Act 1996. Under the Act, you must obtain consent before...
James Brook, MRICS ― 24 Mar 2021
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Novello Launches New Suite of Services for Solicitors

In the past, communication between solicitors and surveyors could be a little slow. Solicitors might have to wait for reports to be compiled and finalised using...
James Brook MRICS ― 19 Mar 2021
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What to Do if You’re Nervous About Your Home Survey

If you’re selling your home, you may feel a tad nervous about its condition. Of course, you want to get the most for your property, and...
Alison ― 17 Mar 2021
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Why You Should Use the New Novello+ Building Survey

For over two decades, the RICS Building Survey, which includes photographs of defects and cost-estimates for repairs, has been the most popular type of Level 3...

James Brook. MRICS ― 21 Dec 2020
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