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How the property market is shaping up in 2024

The cost-of-living crisis, high energy bills and high interest rates seem to have most of the nation in an uncomfortable grip. There can be few who aren’t feeling the pinch and, naturally, this has an impact on the health of the property market. So, we’ve had the budget, we’re all waiting on a date to…

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What is a Schedule of Condition and why should you have one?

Recently we discussed the perils of conducting building works that might impact on a party wall shared by one or more neighbours and the importance of serving a party wall notice. As part of the process, and to protect the interests of both you and any affected neighbours, a Schedule of Condition is essential as…

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Party Wall Notice – what’s the point?

You’ve been neighbours for years, you’re on friendly terms and always chat over the fence. You mention you’re going ahead with that extension you’ve been planning, there might be a bit of noise – after all, your properties are adjoining – but it’ll all be over in a few weeks, there’s nothing to worry about….

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Level 2 and Level 3 Building Surveys: Understanding the Distinction

Whether you’re embarking on your first home purchase or navigating subsequent property investments, the decision to buy a home is a substantial financial commitment. It’s crucial to ensure that your choice is based on careful consideration rather than emotional attachment. Falling in love with a property’s location, room sizes, period features, or a dream garden…

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Freelance Building Surveyors Wanted

Freelance Building Surveyors Wanted!

At Home-Approved, we have been providing exceptional building surveying services to our valued residential clients in London and the Home Counties for over 11 years. If you are a RICS accredited professional with a passion for delivering high-quality work and want to collaborate with a reputable company, read on to discover why working as a…

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Stamp duty – what the changes mean if you’re in the market to buy

As part of then Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget back in September, a cut to stamp duty was announced. It’s about the only change that has stuck, following a rapid succession of u-turns, resignations and new appointments. Whilst the announcement of Rishi Sunak becoming Prime Minister was greeted positively by the City and immediately steadied the…

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