Category: Surveys

What should you look for in a HomeBuyer report?

Being a first-time buyer can sometimes be a daunting experience as you furiously gather together reams of paperwork before handing over your hard-earned cash. One of the documents that you’ll likely pore over prior to being given the keys is the HomeBuyer Report, which is essentially a survey detailing the state of the property you are… Read more »

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Looking for a RICS Expert Witness in Leicester?

What is an RICS Expert Witness? An expert witness is someone with specialist knowledge of a particular area and can assist the court in a legal dispute. As an RICS expert witness, Peter Woodthorpe, (Managing Director at Readings Property Group) can help with valuations, boundary disputes, party wall issues and more. What does an RICS… Read more »

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Probate valuation of property

What is a probate valuation? After someone passes, probate is the legal process of dealing with their assets which can include bank accounts, vehicles, jewellery and probably the largest investment anyone makes of property. A probate valuation will take into account all of these items (deduct outstanding debts) to calculate how much inheritance tax (IHT)… Read more »

What’s a Chartered Surveyor?

As Chartered Surveyor will be regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and have relevant qualifications and industry experience. All RICS members must comply with the following professional standards: Act with integrity Always provide Always provide a high standard of service Act in a way that promotes trust in the profession Treat others with respect… Read more »