17 Jun 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the whole world by surprise. In the UK, we’ve experienced the largest economic downturn in 300 years as a result, with the economy shrinking by nearly 10% in 2020. Against this bleak background, Bank of England forecasts for economic recovery are surprisingly encouraging, predicting a whopping 7.25% growth in 2021.

18 Mar 2021

Responsible home buyers know that the best way to fully understand the asset they are about to invest in comes through the help of a property survey, and that’s where a Chartered Surveyor can add real value. Foundation Surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which enables our team to offer

01 Feb 2021
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Recent statistics show that less than 1/3 of homebuyers get an independent survey before buying a property. The other 2/3 presumably rely solely on their mortgage valuation for peace of mind. If the lender approves the loan, having inspected the property, surely it must be in reasonable condition. This is an unfortunate misunderstanding that can

29 May 2019
Blue envelope in hands

The Party Wall Act 1996 serves as a framework for preventing and resolving party wall disputes. Building owners who are considering starting work on or near a party wall must give adjoining owners notice of their intention. For their part, adjoining owners get a say in what works are carried out, the opportunity to agree

18 Jan 2019

Are you considering building works that fall within the scope of the Party Wall Act 1996? Or have you received a Party Wall Notice to inform you of proposed works that may be affecting your property? Unsure about what to do next? As experienced party wall surveyors, Foundation Surveyors should be your first port of

26 Nov 2018
Close up view of stacked coins and a model house - savings concept

Our last post discussed how Leaseholders can apply for an extension of their lease, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. Unfortunately, this only applies to eligible Leaseholders (which we also covered in our last blog). To recap, a qualifying Leaseholder needs to: Own a long lease (originally granted for 21 years