Japanese Knotweed Surveyor

Japanese Knotweed Surveyor

Japanese Knotweed Surveyor | Cost | RICS Guidelines What is Japanese Knotweed?Japanese knotweed, an aggressively invasive plant species, has become a significant concern for homeowners surveyors and mortgage lenders, especially around London. It was introduced initially to the UK in the mid-19th century for its ornamental qualities, characterized by striking red stems and lush green leaves. This plant can have …

London Property Market Predictions for 2024

London Property Market Predictions for 2024 As we approach 2024, various predictions and forecasts have emerged about the potential trajectory of property prices in the city. The Current State of the Market As of 2023, London’s property market has seen some fluctuations. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), London house prices fell 1.4% in the 12 months to …

Leasehold Reform | Kings Speech

Leasehold Reform – The King’s Speech 2023In King Charles III’s first King’s Speech, significant reforms were announced concerning leasehold properties in the UK. These reforms are part of a new bill intended to reshape the housing market. Here’s a summary of the key points: Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill: The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill, as announced in the King’s …

Independent Property Valuation

RICS Valuation

Independent Property ValuationIn the UK property market, one key factor plays a critical role in buying and selling decisions: understanding the true market value of the property. An independent property valuation provides the most reliable means of determining this. Whether you’re buying, selling, considering an extension, or looking to secure a loan, an independent RICS property valuation could be invaluable. …

Divorce Valuation of Property | Valuing a Family Home

Divorce Valuation of Property | Valuing a Family HomeDivorce is challenging, and a property valuation is crucial in reaching a fair financial divorce settlement. In family law, the property’s value is often disputed, especially when dealing with matrimonial homes and other assets. This is where a Chartered Surveyor, professionally trained via the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), plays a …

Retrospective Property Valuation: A Detailed Analysis

Retrospective Property Valuation: A Detailed AnalysisRetrospective property valuation, also known as a backdated or historical valuation, is a service that provides an accurate estimate of a property’s value at a previous date. This can be pivotal in circumstances such as probate, matrimonial disputes, or capital gains tax calculations, where precise valuation figures from a particular point in time are essential. …

London Property Market Predictions 2023

Harding Chartered Surveyors

London Property Market Predictions for 2023 London’s property market has remained resilient despite facing significant challenges in 2022. Inflation shot into double figures, interest rates rose quickly, and Westminster appeared to be perpetually embroiled in political upheaval. However, according to Halifax, while the annual rate of growth has slowed, December’s house price index shows that prices increased by 4.7% last …

Boundary Dispute Surveyor in London | 5 Benefits of Hiring One

Boundary Dispute Surveyor in London | 5 Benefits of Hiring One As a property owner in London, you know how important it is to protect your investment. An issue that property owners can face is boundary disputes, which can be a nightmare to resolve. By hiring a surveyor, you can ensure that your property lines are accurately marked, and any …

Can my Neighbour Build on my Boundary Wall?

Party Wall Surveyor London

Can my Neighbour Build on my Boundary Wall? The boundary wall of your property is what separates you from your neighbour, and may be identified as a fence, a hedge, a physical wall, or an invisible line. It is important to understand that your responsibility over this boundary line will be outlined in the deeds of the property and with …

House Survey Checklist

House Survey Checklist

House Survey Checklist House Survey ChecklistA house survey checklist is a set of guidelines for checking a property to make sure that its integrity is intact. Not only is it important for your peace of mind, but it will usually be a prerequisite for getting a mortgage. If you’ve settled on a property that you are now considering buying, it’s …