Is it possible to undertake a building survey on a flat?

A common question we often get from clients making building survey inquiries is whether you can undertake a building survey on a flat.  In this blog, we explore this question.  Many surveyors hold the belief that you cannot undertake a building survey on a flat. ...

Lease Extension Valuation Update

Lease Extension Valuation Update Many clients have approached our team of lease extension valuation surveyors interested in knowing the implication for lease extensions by virtue of the Government’s recent announcement on planned changes to the existing legislation....

Building Survey Series (1) – A Stack of Trouble?

This is the first in our series of building surveying blogs looking at common building defects in period property a high proportion of which comprise the work of the residential building survey.    This blog will look at the issue of chimney stacks in relation to the...

Diminution in Value – The Value of Expert Experience

Our expert valuation surveyors at RES Property Surveyors are well versed in providing diminution in value assessments and expert evidence. We undertake on average 50-100 expert reports per annum. Diminution in value calculations can be required in a variety of...

A Question of Experience – Valuation Expert Witnesses

There is a question in quoting for a potential instruction and, from a solicitor’s point of view, in approaching a surveyor and then considering that particular quote, as to whether the valuer has sufficient experience.  It is of course a matter for the expert...
Is Airbnb Affecting Renters?

Is Airbnb Affecting Renters?

REPORT: HOW IS AIRBNB AFFECTING RENTERS? The phenomenon of Airbnb and short-term renting is still enjoying a huge boom as travellers – particularly millennials – look beyond traditional hotels for an experience while travelling. However, From Athens to...
Comment on Leasehold Reform Suggested by the Law Commission

Comment on Leasehold Reform Suggested by the Law Commission

The Law Commission recently published a report setting out options to reduce the cost that leaseholders have to pay to buy the freehold or extend the lease on their qualifying property.   The object of leasehold extensions and enfranchisement is to improve the value...
Energy Efficiency at Home

Energy Efficiency at Home

As climate crisis becomes a household concern, it might be houses which need the most attention first. Making a house energy efficient could have a number of benefits, including drastically increasing its value, reducing yearly energy bills and helping to save the...