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Goodbye Colleys

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Lloyds Banking Group announced they'll be closing their Colleys surveying operation. A business established nearly 20 years ago, instructed nearly half a million valuations a year and maintained its open for business mentality, professionalism and integrity. Read more

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Building Survey on a 3-bed semi-detached house in South London

Property inspection that turned spooky!

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I was undertaking a Building Survey on a 3-bed semi-detached house in South London and, when I turned the key in the door I suddenly felt my chest tighten and became short of breath. Read more

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Monthly Market Report – September 2018

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Hello and welcome to our September Monthly Market Insight, bringing you the latest residential market data and industry news in one place. Read more

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Dream home

Dream home or worst nightmare?

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Buying a home can be expensive, as costs add up, it can be tempting to cut corners. So when you're offered to pay little extra, for a more comprehensive survey, the cheaper option may seem more attractive. Read more

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Don't shoot the messenger, involve them

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Throughout history, the bearer of bad news has been met with a frosty reception and the phrase ‘don’t shoot the messenger’ has its roots in a number of anecdotal tales of military generals being so disgusted with the news they have received that they have literally shot the messenger Read more

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£1M+ properties continue to thrive despite regional divide

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Staying in tune with the market can help you to spot where a property has been over-valued by an estate agent ahead of submitting an application. Read more

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The sparring between prices and realistic values continues

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The valuation is one of the most crucial elements of a transaction for your clients as it’s so important they protect their investment and establish an accurate understanding of the value of the property they are buying. Read more

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What's it like being the most hated people in the industry?

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Ever wanted to ask a chartered surveyor brutally honest questions? A Coreco Group Specialist Finance Partner, has taken the opportunity to put his questions to Joe Arnold, Managing Director at Arnold & Baldwin. Read more

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A guide to red book valuations

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The ‘red book’ is a guidance document, commonly known as the RICS Valuation Global Standards. The purpose is to make sure that there is no ambiguity in what is being valued, for what purpose and on what basis, either now or in the future. Read more

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Monthly Market Report – August 2018

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The much-heralded Base Rate rise from the Bank of England finally arrived at the start of the month, with the Monetary Policy Committee voting unanimously for a 0.25% increase to 0.75% - but this wasn’t the only notable movement. Read more

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8 reasons why you need a home, building or property survey

Why you need a home, property or building survey

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8 reasons why you need a home, building or property survey when purchasing – On average, people spend around £5,000 on their home within the first 12 months putting things right, and some end up spending an awful lot more. – Instruct us today to carry out your RICs Survey Read more

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MONTHLY MARKET REPORT – JULY 2018

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Hello and welcome to our July Monthly Market Insight, bringing you the latest residential market data and industry news in one place. Read more

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Monthly market report - June 2018

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Hello and welcome to our June Monthly Market Insight, probing between the World Cup headlines to bring you the latest residential market data and industry news in one place. Read more

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Residential property market insight by Arnold & Baldwin

Monthly Market Report - March 2018

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Hello and welcome to our March 2018 Monthly Residential Market Insight, with the latest residential market data and industry news in one place. Read more

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Monthly Market Report – February 2018

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Hello and welcome to our February 2018 Monthly Residential Market Insight, with the latest residential market data and industry news in one place. Read more

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Monthly residential market insight – January 2018

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Hello and welcome to our January 2018 Monthly Residential Market Insight, with the latest residential market data and industry news in one place. Read more

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New Year intro insight – January 2018

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We present a brief round-up of market performance and news from 2017, Including this years industry predictions. Read more

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Residential Market Insights

Residential Market Insight – December 2017

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Hello and welcome to our December Monthly Residential Market Insight, bringing you the latest residential market data and industry news in one place. Read more

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Is your home winter ready?

Is your home or property winter ready?

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Buildings are subject to extremes of cold & wet from the outside & the warm moist effects from activity on the inside. Here's some handy hints to get your property winter-ready: Read more

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Residential Market Insight – November 2017

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Arnold & Baldwin's first Monthly Residential Market Insights, bringing you the latest residential market data and industry news in one place. Read more

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How to make house purchasing easy

How to make house purchasing easy

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In response to Government consultation, here is how to make the house sale and purchase process easy with a a property unique reference number. Read more

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Arnold & Baldwin Freehold Enfranchisements

Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993

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Qualifying leaseholders are entitled to purchase the freehold as long as there are 50% or more qualifying tenants participating in the enfranchisement claim. Read more

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Are you moving home? Here's a moving home checklist

Moving Home Checklist

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First or tenth time of moving? Our moving home checklist will equip you with the necessary tools to stay one step ahead! Read more

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RICS: Which property survey

Choosing the right property survey

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I'm unsure which property survey I need? RICS HomeBuyer Report? RICS Building survey (Structural survey), Condition report? Or a snagging list survey? Read more

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Japanese Knotweed CAN EFFECT YOU WHEN BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME

How to identify Japanese Knotweed

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Japanese Knotweed can effect you when buying or selling your home and can reduce the value of your property. Here's how to identify Japanese Knotweed Read more

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Building and structure movement

Why Building Structures experience movement

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All building structures experience movement and most buildings develop cracks in their fabric at some stage. Only rarely does cracking indicate serious structural failure. Read more

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Arnold Lease extension process by Arnold & Baldwin

What is the Lease Extension Process?

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Everything you need to know about lease extensions and how the process works. Arnold and Baldwins building experts divulge all. Read more

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Dream Home or Worst Nightmare?

Buying your new home can quickly become your worst nightmare. A home survey will help you realise your dream and help you buy with confidence. Find out more about the importance of a home survey here

The Importance of a Home Survey

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