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We found a sink hole during a building survey

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… the owner came home and I said to the owner “there are cracks at the side of the building, are you aware of what's happened?” and they said “oh I know, they were there when I bought the property.” 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

Choosing the right property survey

Buying a new property? Choosing the right survey

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A property is one of the largest purchase you’re likely to make and so choosing the right survey is paramount in protecting your investment. Read more

Do I qualify for a lease extension?

Do I qualify for a lease extension?

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Find out if you qualify for a lease extension through the formal route. If you don't, please don't panic as we can guide you through the informal route Read more

Lease extensions, how much does it cost?

How much does extending your property lease cost?

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Move quickly to save costs. Typically you’ll pay the premium, property valuation and legal fees. As well as a share of the Freeholders valuers and lawyers Read more

Lease extensions, how long does it take?

How long does it take to extend your lease?

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The best case scenarios are usually settled within a few weeks. The worst case are that you don’t qualify for a lease extension Read more

Arnold & Baldwin Chartered Surveyors

Arnold & Baldwin Chartered Surveyors

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We’re a team of honest approachable experts, here to protect your investment. Read more

Lease extensions, Formal or Informal?

Which route should I take? Formal or Informal?

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Proceeding along the informal route reduces the need for lawyers and surveyors. The formal route forces the Freeholder to give you a lease extension Read more

I qualify for a lease extension so what am I entitled to?

I qualify for a lease extension so what am I entitled to?

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If you qualify for a lease extension you’re entitled to a 90 year extension to the existing lease term and entitled to pay a Peppercorn ground rent. Read more

The importance of buying a home property survey

The importance of a home survey

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A property valuation is not a survey. Getting a home survey, and not just a bank valuation, is essential when buying a property. 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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