If you are a Landlord of an Assured Shorthold tenancy and agree to end the tenancy early (for example if the tenant can no longer afford the rent) our advice is to always use a DEED OF SURRENDER to do so. The deed should have everything that is agreed to in it and be signed and witnessed by both parties. Read More >>>
Following the awful disaster at Grenfell, we would do well to take a look at our properties for signs of fire safety breaches that have occurred during the building’s life. Here are 5 things to check:
New guidance for #Landlords who let a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). In WOKING BOROUGH COUNCIL v MANDA MALU JOHNSON the High Court ruled the criteria of "over 3 floors" includes any ground floor below a flat, including commercial. Thanks to @currypopeck for this update.
Lewis Emms received his formal Charter and full membership of the RICS from Dr Stephen Cornish FFPWS FRICS today, Read More >>>
On a recent visit to discover why someone's timber floor was beginning to "dip" Chartered Surveyor Douglas Snell found a chain of unhappy events everyone should be wary of. Read More >>
Congratulations to our hero Lewis who did two silly things recently; for charity. Read More >>
Stephen is cycling London to Brighton for Children with Cancer UK in September. Don't worry, its only 54 miles! Please Click for full details of why and link to his sponsorship page if you can share a couple of pounds and show your support. Read More >>
A "full to capacity" meeting arranged by Woodward Chartered Surveyors party wall experts Stephen Cornish and Reema Bharakda was held at The Case Is Altered in Eastcote last night.
Most of us are familiar with the plastic or older iron guttering that edges our roofs to catch the rain and safely divert it into a drain or soak-away. But unless you have owned a house built between the 1950’s and 1970’s, you may not have come across “Finlock” guttering.... Read More