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Mitigate the risk of a refurbishment investment

Mitigate the risk of a refurbishment investment

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The combined impact of an extra 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax and income tax changes, which will soon hit landlords’ pockets, mean that your clients are looking for more creative ways to increase their returns on a property investment. Read more

Here are some questions for you ask your surveyor to help make your decision.

Questions to ask your surveyor

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You have decided to protect your investment with a physical inspection of the property, but how do you choose a surveyor? Here are some questions for you ask your surveyor to help make your decision. Read more

Benefits of a thorough survey. He chats to Joe Arnold, Managing Director of Arnold & Baldwin about some of the misconceptions around surveys and valuations.

A Fresh Perspective On Valuations

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Benefits of a thorough survey. He chats to Joe Arnold, Managing Director of Arnold & Baldwin about some of the misconceptions around surveys and valuations. Read more

Brexit proof your business

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Whatever the outcome of Brexit, there is little doubt that the current political uncertainty is contributing towards a subdued property market Read more

Leasehold properties are coming under increasing scrutiny and a recent report from NAEA Propertymark found that 94% of leasehold homeowners regret buying a leasehold property

In the know: Leasehold Property

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Leasehold properties are coming under increasing scrutiny and a recent report from NAEA Propertymark found that 94% of leasehold homeowners regret buying a leasehold property. Read more

In The Know: working with short leases and high ground rent

In The Know: working with short leases and high ground rent

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Nearly six in 10 leaseholders did not understand what it meant when they were buying their property, according to a report by NAEA Propertymark. The same report says that nearly half of leasehold homeowners were also unaware of escalating ground rent. Read more

The Importance of Involving a Surveyor in Property Investment  when it comes to financing their property investment

The Importance of Involving a Surveyor in Property Investment

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Professional advice when it comes to financing their property investment Read more

RICS has launched a new informative guide, known as ‘Measurement Matters’ and this is designed to help ensure all homes are measured consistently and transparently using the same property measurement standard

The size of RICS Measurement Matters

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The size of a home can often make the difference in what a buyer or tenant will pay for it and yet many companies measure the size of home differently, depending on the standard adopted and the measured areas included. Read more

 One Reason Homes Cost So Much

One Reason Homes Cost So Much

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In the UK and many other countries houses are expensive, very expensive, prices have been rising consistently for many decades. In England, prices rose by 4255% between 1971 and 2011. Read more

 A&B's November Monthly Market Insight

Monthly Market Report – November 2018

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Hello and welcome to A&B's November Monthly Market Insight, bringing you the latest residential market data and industry news in one place. Read more

Happy couple buying their new home

Buying a new home?

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Hints, tips & steps you’ll go through during the home moving process. Arnold & Baldwin will be with you every step of the way when purchasing your home. Read more

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

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

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

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

£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

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

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

Residential property market insight by Arnold & Baldwin

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

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

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

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

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

Residential property market insight by Arnold & Baldwin

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 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

Is your home winter ready?

Is your home or property winter ready?

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Hints & tips to get your home winter-ready: Homes, buildings and properties are subject to extremes of cold & wet from the outside & the warm moist effects from activity on the inside. Read more

Property Market Report by Arnold & Baldwin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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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CLARE MCSHANE

Professional, efficient surveyors. Get the job done in a timely manner, had our survey back within 5 days of inspection. All team members I spoke with (Tiffany and Billy) were really lovely. Highly recommend. :)

RICARDO OLIVEIRA

I have only just started working with Stephen and he has already demonstrated the high levels of customer attention and dedication that this company has. The first impression he has caused is such that made me write this review. I have no doubt that the continuous service will be of same level. Looking forward to working further with Stephen. Well done!

Steve Kenny

Lease extension - I found Daniel Grove very professional and had an excellent understanding of all aspects relating to this transaction. Advice was invaluable, and it was nice to come across someone who did exactly what they said they were going to do. Would not hesitate in recommending the firm and Daniel to anyone who has a lease to extend.

Petros Kyrkilis

Amazing job and fully professional treatment. The surveyor went above and beyond to check for everything, when he could have easily claim lack of access. In addition he was more than happy to answer questions over the phone and be there to explain the steps.

Lynn Wilson

Within 48 hours I received my detailed report from Joe Arnold which enabled me to see the property as it was and not through rose-tinted glasses! The report highlighted areas where money might need to be spent and provided guidance on questions for my solicitor - just what I needed. Overall, the survey enabled me to re-assess my offer and in this respect was invaluable. Thank you for a friendly and professional service.

Mark Roberts

100% choose this company. As first time buyers we had a mortgage valuation which said the house was fine. The Arnold & Baldwin survey found over £30,000 of problems. Holes in the roof with daylight visible, damp, woodworm, broken sash windows and poor electrics. This company helped us renegotiate and save a fortune.

Joebun

Arnold & Baldwin came recommended and I’ve got to say they were brilliant - not just in identifying issues with the property I was looking at but in the way they kept me informed and up to date (ie picking up the phone instead of just posting / emailing communications with you). After dealing with estate agents for so long, it’s nice to have someone who is genuinely on your side.

Kamal Rahman

From my initial interaction with the firm I found them to be prompt, courteous and helpful. I received a detailed Homebuyers report within a week of instructing and was given the opportunity to talk it through with the attending surveyour. Overall excellent service all round, would certainly recommend this firm.

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