RICS Home Buyer (Homebuyer) Survey and Valuation

Andrew WilliamsHome Buyer report, Home Condition Reports, Surveying

 The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has designed the Homebuyer (Home Buyer) Survey and Valuation report to provide a prospective purchaser with basic information in a standardised format. It includes details of: General condition and form of construction. Significant factors which might influence or affect value. Market value. Valuation for insurance. Information is provided in a simple, straightforward form, easy … Read More

Party Wall Awards

Andrew WilliamsLegal, Party Wall, Surveying

Party Wall Work The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 introduced a procedure for resolving disputes between owners of neighbouring properties, arising as a result of one owner’s intention to carry out works which would affect the party wall, involve the construction of a party wall or boundary wall at (or adjacent to) the line of junction between the two properties … Read More

Japanese Knotweed

Andrew WilliamsLegal, News, Surveying

There have been cases where Japanese Knotweed come up inside houses and damaged them so badly that they are no longer saleable. The new Invasive Alien Species Regulation 2014 obliges land owners to manage invasive alien species such as Japanese Knotweed. Part 4 of the new Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 has also introduced community protection notices, which … Read More

SAVA Home Condition Survey

Andrew WilliamsHome Condition Reports, Surveying

Putting you in the know Buying a house is a major investment. One that you really need to make an informed decision about. That’s exactly what the Home Condition Survey allows you to do. It’s a striking fact that around 70% of homebuyers do not commission any form of independent survey on the property they purchase. Which?, the consumer agency, … Read More

Badly flooded gardens

Andrew WilliamsLegal, News, Surveying, Uncategorized

We have a client who has a badly flooded gardens. The gardens in question have been flooding for at least 12 years. The flooding is so bad that three quarters of the rear garden is flooded for at least four months of the year. Even in dry weather, the ground under foot is soft. Despite many letters to the Local … Read More

Mock Arbitration

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Description: A Mock Arbitration Hearing, starring, His Honour David Gilliland QC, and various informative speakers. The Hearing will be based on a construction/development payment dispute and will consist of 5 scenes which will cover: Commentary made by one of the witnesses in respect of correspondence headed ‘Without Prejudice’ Following the Tribunal breaking for the evening, breech of witness warning that … Read More

Arcadia’s Children – out soon


After eleven wasted years of military service and after being shot by a gun toting Ardenese thug, the last thing that Mick Tarmy needed was to be blackmailed into becoming part of Samantha’s dangerous world. More importantly, as a highly trained and heavily armed special services group had already been wiped out by the Great Ones, he had no desire … Read More

Tenants liable for damages of £70,000 in case concerning onerous break clause because of poorly kept fence

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Reproduced from Property Surveying Tenants liable for damages of £70,000 in case concerning onerous break clause because of poorly kept fence Ref. Sirhowy Investments Limited v Henderson & Knight (2014) The case provides a particularly stark warning to tenants considering agreeing a lease which contains onerous break clause conditions. In this instance, Mr Henderson and Miss Knight, the tenants, rented … Read More