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Underinsurance

Underinsurance

Now might be the time to take stock and have a professional evaluation of your property. Don’t rely on guesswork or out of date information. You need to be confident that your insurance cover is sufficient to cover all your assets should the worst happen. Ensuring adequate protection is a paramount issue for any property, […]

Vernacular Architecture: Weaver’s Cottages

Vernacular Architecture: Weaver’s Cottages

A huge thank you to Michael Kelly our Chartered Surveyor in South Yorkshire for this great feature: Here are a few pictures of a traditional, stone built, Weaver’s Cottage that is close to where I live in Penistone, South Yorkshire. It is typical of the many stone built cottages dotted along the Pennines, which thankfully I […]

A Challenging Conversation

A Challenging Conversation

A Challenging Conversation and A New RICS Home Survey Standard The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are encouraging a greater degree of transparency with regards to the preparation of reports, ensuring that the customer gets what they want and more importantly understands what it is they are getting. Surveyors are encouraged to speak to […]

Desktop Valuations or Not?

Desktop Valuations or Not?

With the current state of Lockdown, the question of Desktop Valuations is once again coming to the fore. This has been an on and off debate for the last 20 years or so. This time it might have a significant impact with the amount of data that is available and the various techniques now available […]

Barclay Court Gardens, Cromer – Only 4 Remaining!

Barclay Court Gardens, Cromer – Only 4 Remaining!

This splendid new retirement development in the superb seaside setting of Cromer, Norfolk initially offered 68 beautifully designed apartments; all within a gated, landscaped community. Each outstanding two and three-bedroom home offers generous, bright accommodation, and enjoy a balcony or terrace and benefits from a private parking space or garage. Stylish apartments, known as Larchwood […]

Watsons Home & Lifestyle Show on Friday 3rd March @ The Forum

Watsons, the established property firm operating across East Anglia, is pleased to announce the full list of exhibitors and speakers attending the first Watsons Home & Lifestyle Show, taking place at the Norwich Forum on March 3rd 2017 from 9am-4pm. Featuring a varied selection of expert seminars and over 20 of Norfolk’s most celebrated local […]

New Solutions for the Housing Crisis

As the housing crisis continues to make headlines, innovative new solutions are appearing about how to tackle the problem through an incentives-based approach. Under new proposals, pensioners will be incentivised to downsize their largely empty family homes to smaller options, such as flats and bungalows, to free up space for new families entering the housing […]

Flat owners may face stamp duty when extending leases

Owners of flats who extend the lease of their apartment are likely to face an extra bill if their premium exceeds £40,000 thanks to changes in the law surrounding stamp duty. Legal experts have highlighted that if homeowners apply to extend the lease of their main residence, they will be caught out new stamp duty […]