Top 5 tips for choosing a Building Surveying Business

How to choose a building surveying business

It’s well known that buying a new home can be a stressful experience but often the focus centres on mortgages, solicitors and estate agents. Having the property surveyed by a building surveying business seems to fall down the moving list but our experience is you should never underestimate the importance of having a clear idea of the state a property, … Read More

Phew what a scorcher!

Subsidence

2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole, and the hottest ever for England, according to the Met Office. Whilst most were enjoying endless days of blue skies, around 10,000 homes made insurance claims during July, August and September after the intense heat lead to subsidence. This was an unprecedented figure & only just short … Read More

RICS looking to simplify Home Surveys

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

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is looking at plans to simplify the system of home surveys by scrapping the three current options and replacing them with one instead. The proposals have been worked on for a number of months by a RICS panel but only recently have some of the details emerged of a possible future policy. In an article … Read More

Being a Chawton Hill Consultant Building Surveyor

Consultant Building Surveyor role

Our Consultant Building Surveyor programme has been running for over a year now. With seven regional building surveyors now established on the programme we’ve collected below their various experiences so far and found out what they think of The Chawton Hill Way. We receive most of our enquiries for RICS Building Surveys from referrals. Having taken a look at the … Read More

Property Market in 2035

Wearable tech property market 2035

What will the property market look like in 2035? Back in 1995 we were in the early days of the internet, we worked in cubicles and our computers were chunky and powered by Windows 95. There were no touch screen phones or flat screen TVs; people laughed at the idea of reading electronic books, and watching a home movie meant … Read More

Chim Chiminey

Chim chimneys and building regulations

Chim chiminey, chim chiminey Chim chim cheree! A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be …which is all well and good but you may not be quiet so lucky if the chimneys in your potential new property have been altered or removed. As we highlighted in this Removing a Chimney blog piece any works should be considered as part … Read More