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Common reasons you might have a low property valuation

Property valuation in the UK is not a simple mathematical exercise. It is a formulation of professional skill and judgement by an experienced property valuer, usually a chartered surveyor. Read the view of our Head of Surveying, Ian Russell, which appeared in a Daily Express article on 18th November 2022


Conservatories are a popular addition to houses.

Dry Rot: what is dry rot and how to treat it?

Dry rot is a fungus which attacks wood. It is particularly scary for householders as it can be expensive

What is a RICS surveyor and what do they do?

RICS stands for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a RICS surveyor is a person whose job it is to provide expert advice and guidance on all matters related to property, land and construction

Spary foam insulation: benefits and disadvantages

Thinking about spray foam insulation? Read our blog post first!

What are smoke control areas and why do they exist?

An open fire is lovely - but do you know about your local smoke control area?

How much do how surveys cost and are they worth it?

If you're buying a property, you might be tempted to skip a house survey to save money. But are RICS property surveys worth the cost?

Home Survey Level 2 vs Level 3 (RICS): what's the difference?

Buying a house and wondering which level of property survey is right for you?

Flooding: What do we need to be aware of?

Flooding is a serious risk to property and, as urban areas get more built up and extreme weather becomes more common, the likelihood of flooding is increasing.

Residential Surveying Careers Fair 2022

Houzecheck paid a visit to the Sava Surveying Careers Fair, here's our thoughts.

Will the housing market crash in 2023?

The question on everybody's mind. A predictive thought by our very own Richard Ballam