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So far Nick Dowling has created 11 blog entries.
10 03, 2017

Precedent Surveyors is delighted to announce that it is a winner in the Corporate Livewire Innovation and Excellence Awards 2017.

By |March 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

15 11, 2016

Damp – it could ruin your home

By |November 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Mold? Peeling wallpaper? Condensation? Does this sound familiar? Battling with damp in your home is something many of us face and it can end up being costly if it’s not dealt with quickly and appropriately. Therefore when viewing properties it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of damp, as spotting this before you commit to buying could save you from making a very expensive mistake.   […]

9 11, 2016

Do you know the difference between freehold and leasehold?

By |November 9th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The difference between freehold and leasehold may seem like just technical legal language, but it’s important to be aware of how the distinction will affect you. In simple terms it is the difference between owning your own home and having a landlord. […]

3 11, 2016

Don’t ignore Japanese knotweed!

By |November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Japanese knotweed: the devastating plant taking over Britain

Finding Japanese knotweed when viewing your prospective new home could signify huge problems. The highly invasive weed is a recognized risk to manmade structures and could even, possibly, result in mortgage lenders refusing to lend on a property. Land values can also be reduced to take into account any remedial works required and it can cause considerable damage to foundations, walls and other structures. […]

28 10, 2016

Going house hunting? Look beyond the décor!

By |October 28th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

When you’re looking round a prospective new home it can often be difficult not to focus on the out of date decorations, or to not get carried away with amazing decorating. But it is vital to look beyond this so you can get a good idea of the condition of the building. […]

20 10, 2016

How to choose the right surveyor for you?

By |October 20th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

You’ve just put in an offer on your dream house, now you want to make sure you know exactly what you’re buying. Choosing the right surveyor is crucial and can be difficult, particularly for first time buyers. […]

6 10, 2016

Full survey or basic survey – which one should you choose for your new home?

By |October 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Your home is the most expensive purchase you will ever make, so you want to know exactly what you’re buying. You’ve decided to get a survey, but you’re unsure which survey would be the most appropriate. […]

22 09, 2016
  • Home Condition Report

Uh-oh – the surveyor’s report is terrible…now what?

By |September 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Oh-oh – the surveyor’s report is terrible… now what? Firstly don’t panic! But that’s easier said than done. The report might read like a disaster movie with lots of issues and problems. Your first reaction might be to pull out of the deal but it’s a big decision and you have already invested lots of time (and maybe even a little bit of love) into your new property.

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16 09, 2016

Everyone has an opinion…

By |September 16th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to buying property. Even the slightest mention of house hunting and I can guarantee that everyone you speak to has a horror story. […]

8 09, 2016

How to find the right surveyor

By |September 8th, 2016|News|1 Comment

You’ve found the house you want to buy and make into your new home, you should now instruct a Chartered Surveyor to check the condition of the building and make sure it’s safe and as solid as it looks. […]