Surveyor Blogs

How a chartered surveyor's expert eye can reveal the damage caused by winter weather

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 02 Jan 2018

There's no more picturesque sight than the wintry scene of snow-covered rooftops. But that picture-postcard view...   More

Industry consultation may see introduction of single housing ombudsman to protect consumers

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Mon 04 Dec 2017

A consultation will start in January into how to provide a better service for consumers in the housing market. The...   More

North-west has UK’s highest average property price growth

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 14 Nov 2017

The average price of a property in the UK is now £226,367, up 5.4 percent from a year ago. The Office for National...   More

Councils develop innovative partnerships to meet housing needs

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 08 Nov 2017

There are myriad reasons for the crisis in UK housing that has decreased supply while prices seem to rise inexorably,...   More

Conference will put spotlight on Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants affecting UK homes

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Many homeowners are aware of the danger of Japanese knotweed, the invasive non-native species to the British Isles...   More

How Artificial Intelligence is set to transform the property world

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Think Artificial Intelligence (AI) and an image of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator is bound to pop up. And...   More

Statistics point to quarterly increase in surveyor 'down-valuing' in UK property market

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Surveyors are under the spotlight after a Bank of England report pointed to an increase in the number of property...   More

Moral of missing land is: get a survey done

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Wed 27 Sep 2017

A farmer who bought what was advertise as eight acres of land that turned out to be missing two acres has been left...   More

Big fall in London property asking prices offset by regional growth

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 19 Sep 2017

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Momentum slows in the UK property market

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Fri 11 Aug 2017

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Government to outlaw sale of newbuild homes as leasehold

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 25 Jul 2017

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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 create a national housing fund that would... 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... 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... 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... More

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

By Frances Traynor, Chartered Surveyor

Tue 02 May 2017

A new style of "naked" housing could help revolutionise the UK's property market to... 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... 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

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