The last week has seen us carry out full RICS Building Surveys in Dursley and Malmesbury together with RICS Homebuyer Reports in Nailsworth, Tetbury and Melksham. The prolonged period of hot weather may cause concern for property owners. When no rain has fallen for some time this can cause shrinkage of clay soils. Thermal shrinkage […]
We regularly receive requests to carry out valuations. Clients require valuations for a number of reasons. The most common being: • Help to Buy – Target HCA valuations are needed when redeeming a Help to Buy loan. We comply with all the requirements from Target HCA and are able to complete these for clients. • Staircasing […]
Pip, sweeps the board again as our employee of the month. June 2018.
Is the house you are hoping to buy in an area that may be prone to flooding? Check it out on: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency Living in an area prone to flooding may increase insurance costs. Always check with your insurance company whether they will provide insurance under “normal terms”.
Business has been brisk at Abels Surveyors. Some of our recent instructions have included : Help to Buy valuations for Target HCA in Bristol BS16, Swindon SN25, Gloucester GL2. Homebuyer reports in Brinkworth SN15, Dursley, GL11, Trowbridge BA14, Weston-super-Mare BS23. Building Surveys in Bristol BS40, Minchinhampton GL6, Wotton-under-Edge GL12. If you require a quotation or […]
Roof Space / Loft / Roof Void If possible, it is good to have a look in the roof void. Modern properties will usually be constructed of timber trusses which were manufactured in a factory. You should check that no alterations have been made to the trusses and that they are straight and true. Also […]
Chimney Stacks Chimney Stacks or normally of brick work. Check the brick work and pointing is in good condition. There should be a metal or cement joint between the stack and tiled surface (flashing). If the stack leans from the vertical this could be indicating structural alterations or failure internally. Weather damage is also a […]
Abels Surveyors comply with all the requirements to complete a valuations under the Home Buy Direct, First Buy or Target HCA schemes. We regularly carry out Help to Buy Valuations in the Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester areas. During the last week we have carried out Target Home Loan Valuations in Frome, Stroud and Swindon. […]
Autumn is with us. Watch out for all those leaves! Gutters should be cleared annually, or more often if necessary. Blocked gutters can cause spillage which may lead to other problems such as dampness internally.
Pip, our employee of the month. September 2017