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Why a survey is essential to turning a fixer-upper into a grand design

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 19 Sep 2017

What's your property dream? For many, it's buying a wreck of a house and transforming it into the luxury home they've...   More

Big fall in London property asking prices offset by regional growth

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 19 Sep 2017

Two surveys of the UK property market show falling London prices but better outcomes for sellers across the rest of...   More

Momentum slows in the UK property market

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Fri 11 Aug 2017

UK house price growth has stagnated with many properties marketed at more than £1 million in particular being sold...   More

Government to outlaw sale of newbuild homes as leasehold

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Builders will be banned from selling newbuild homes as leasehold, according to the Government. The Communities...   More

Call for National Housing Fund to deliver 40,000 new homes annually

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 18 Jul 2017

An independent thinktank wants the UK government to   More

Why a property valuation is not a survey - and why it matters

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 29 Jun 2017

Choosing the right survey for the property you want to buy may seem a confusing and potentially expensive business....   More

England's housebuilding at highest level in a decade

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Fri 26 May 2017

New figures show that housebuilding in England is at its highest level in 10 years. However, the number being...   More

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

Reach for the sky with high-rise living

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 13 Apr 2017

High-rise living is undergoing a renaissance in Britain with developers and planners looking up... More

UK house prices still rising but more slowly

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 13 Apr 2017

The average price of a UK house increased by 5.8 percent in the year to February 2017, up from... 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... 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... 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... More

Fierce competition remains in the housing market

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 02 Mar 2017

Report shows 11 buyers are chasing every property on estate agents' books.

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Focus remains on first-time buyers

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 23 Feb 2017

First-time Buyers' Fortnight aims to encourage and inspire young people in particular to get on... 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

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