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How the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' is financing young housebuyers with £6bn

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 03 May 2017

A quarter of homebuyers in the UK financed their house purchase with a loan or handout from the so-called Bank of Mum...   More

Is it time to get 'naked' to provide more affordable housing in the UK?

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 02 May 2017

Could a new style of "naked" housing revolutionise the UK's property market to make homes more affordable for...   More

What the general election could mean for the UK property market

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 19 Apr 2017

The Prime Minister's decision to call a snap general election could have far-reaching but positive consequences for...   More

Reach for the sky with high-rise living

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Think high rises and you might envision the skyscrapers that so dramatically shape the skyline of world cities such...   More

UK house prices still rising but more slowly

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 13 Apr 2017

/We're open all Bank Holiday weekend, from 10 am until 4 pm each day./ ...   More

Why a survey is the right investment

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 23 Mar 2017

Moving house can be an expensive business. Often buyers are tempted to skimp on the things they don't see as totally...   More

Virtual seeing is believing for house-hunters

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 23 Mar 2017

The property market has long been at the forefront of technological breakthroughs. The latest might seem straight...   More

Restoration projects fire the imagination

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Ever fallen in love with a ruined castle? Swooned over a derelict watermill? Imagined yourself descending the...   More

Innovation and invention inspire unusual homes

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 23 Feb 2017

As demand for existing homes grows and pressure falls on developers to build more new properties... More

UK property market continues to thrive

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Fri 17 Feb 2017

UK house prices and mortgage lending both rose in 2016, with house prices up by an average of 7.2... More

5 Tips for Avoiding Cowboy Builders

By EllieP, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 22 Nov 2016

According to the Office of Fair Trading, there are approximately 85,000 complaints about home... More

What Property Developers Need to Know About Surveys

By EllieP, Chartered Surveyor

Mon 31 Oct 2016

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What is a New Build Snagging Survey?

By EllieP, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 06 Oct 2016

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How to Avoid Boundary Disputes From Start to Finish

By EllieP, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Most properties come with boundaries, whether in the form of a fence, hedge, building, road or... More

Moving to London? Save Money with a Survey

By EllieP, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 08 Sep 2016

Moving to London isn’t cheap – but with four out of five people not investing in a detailed... More

What is RICS and Why is it Important for Your Survey?

By EllieP, Chartered Surveyor

Mon 05 Sep 2016

Everyone seems to be talking about RICS surveyors and how important it is to have one – but... More

The 5 Top Truths About Surveying Everyone Should Know

By EllieP, Chartered Surveyor

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Surveying is a topic that most people only have a basic knowledge of, but there are so many... More

How Can Party Wall Agreements Affect Your New Home

By EllieP, Chartered Surveyor

Mon 08 Aug 2016

If you’re buying a new property, you’ll need to know if you share any walls, fences or... More

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