The case for Property Management

The Case For Property Management

Here at Chawton Hill we have some good experience of working with Property Management company’s and owning income property. Whilst it can be very rewarding and often tempting to retain all of that rental income, property management requires a pretty large commitment of effort and time in the process. Here are some tasks to consider when deciding to go it … Read More

5 tips to sell your home

Top 5 tips to sell your home, building survey in Surrey, Hampshire and North London

Tips to sell your home The latest monthly index from estate agents Your Move  has found that in the three months to the end of April, house sales in Greater London were down 29% on the same period in 2016. Much of the decline follows the government overhaul of property taxes that spurred landlords and other second-home buyers to rush … Read More

Choosing the perfect location

Perfect location property, building surevy, choosing the right postcode

Finding the perfect location for your next home isn’t just about looking at the most expensive postcodes, although this is often a good starting point. The key is to list the type of lifestyle you lead and what facilities and amenities are important to you. Then you stand a much better chance of pinpointing the best location for you. First … Read More

The Perfect Building Surveyor

The Perfect Building Survey best home surveyor for residential RICS Building Surveys in Surrey

Here’s a graphical, somewhat lighthearted look at the Perfect Building Surveyor. More blog pieces you may like; Women in Surveying Surveying Equipment Homeowners take a serious financial risk Property Maintenance If you are looking for a local, RICS Chartered Building Surveyor for your new property, one that understands the local market & area then please do get in touch. Our … Read More

Partner Profile – White & Sons

Partner Profile White and Sons

In the first of our Partner Profile series, we take a look at our recent relationship with White & Sons, a partnership of award winning property experts in Dorking, Oxted, Reigate and Horley. Looking forward to celebrating their bicentennial next year, White & Sons offer a full complement of property services including sales, letting and management and interestingly for us, block … Read More

Surveying Equipment

Leica and Stanley measurement tools
What surveying equipment do we regularly use and recommend at Chawton Hill? We ask our team of chartered building surveyors what they take to a full building survey? For more details on what is covered by a building survey please see our Why buy a Building Survey post or  our Building Survey page. Steve Holmes, Director Dragon Anywhere smartphone dictation ... Read More

House Prices

EU referendum and House Prices

Ahead of the release of the May set of RICS House Price data on Thursday 9th, here’s a quick recap on April’s Residential Market Survey;                                       For the first time since March last year, property demand has slowed. Commentators are putting this … Read More

Why buy a Building Survey?

Building Survey wet rot

Buying a house is the biggest purchase of your life, full of emotion that can lead to expensive mistakes. Around 1 in 5 homebuyers rely on just a basic mortgage valuation and get caught out with expensive repair bills once they move in. These bills are often many times more expensive that an initial RICS Building Survey. My advice would … Read More