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Snagging Lists & New Owners


How can snagging lists help new property owners? If you're thinking about buying a newly built house or apartment, snag lists are one of the most important property surveys you can have carried out. Unlike previously occupied properties, new builds tend to be free of superficial damage and wear and tear from inhabitants, however, damage

Structural Survey Details?


If you’re planning to purchase residential property, you may be wondering “what does a structural survey cover?” If you’re negotiating a selling price for the property, your mortgage valuation survey is not enough to get an actual impression of the property’s true condition, which is why structural surveys are an essential component for prospective homebuyers. 

Alternations & planning permission?


We are actively looking to buy a home, but we are having difficulty finding the perfect layout to suit our family needs. Do all alterations to houses require planning permission? There are many alterations which you can make to a property which do not require planning permission. You can carry out any internal alteration

What does my engineer provide?


We have gone ‘Sale Agreed’ on our first home and our solicitor has advised us to get the services of an engineer.  What services will my engineer provide, and is the valuation survey supplied to my bank for mortgage purposes the same thing?   A home is the most expensive purchase most people ever make,