Professionalism and Integrity
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Professionalism and Integrity

Just before Covid-19 “lockdown” was announced at Home Heroes we submitted our application to be considered to become a Chartered Building Consultancy (CBC) with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). So why do we want to be a Chartered Building Consultancy? well first we are proud members of the CIOB, I myself am a chartered…

Sneak Peak – Update
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Sneak Peak – Update

Nothing is finalised yet but we have been using our downtime during the Covid-19 lockdown to produce some new products update our website and other important business items New Survey Templates We have been working on a new survey template which will be used by us hopefully by June 2020 and will be in full…

Home Survey Standard Delayed
Home Buyers Survey

Home Survey Standard Delayed

The RICS Home Survey Standard was due to become a requirement for RICS regulated firms as of June 2020 given the issues surrounding the “COVID-19” outbreak the decision has been made to postpone this until the 1st December 2020 more details can be read here. At Home Heroes Limited we are still busy working on…

A Party Wall Forum Launched
Home Heroes | Party Wall Surveyor

A Party Wall Forum Launched

Home Heroes Limited has launched a new space to discuss everything Party Wall Related with the launch of Party Wall Forum About the Act The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 can be a complexed process and for homeowners when contacting a party wall surveyor they are usually already confused and worried about the impact on…

Ambulance Chaser Party Wall Surveyor?
Party Wall Surveyor

Ambulance Chaser Party Wall Surveyor?

Scaremongering and the Party Wall Act. I’ve taken quite a few calls this week from worried building owners that have been approached by there neighbours the “adjoining owner” to discuss their obligations under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. In most cases, this is after planning has been approved for development be that a new…

Amir-Siddique-v-Kowaliw & The Agreed Surveyor
Party Wall Surveyor

Amir-Siddique-v-Kowaliw & The Agreed Surveyor

Amir-Siddique-v-Kowaliw & Agreed Party Wall Surveyor It is a staple of the Party Wall Act that the person instigating the work (The Building Owner) shall pay for all the cost involved in meeting the requirement of the act. This is one of those things that Building Owners don’t like as they have no choice over…

Do I really need a Schedule of Condition?
Party Wall Surveyor

Do I really need a Schedule of Condition?

It should be noted that a Schedule of Condition is not a requirement of Party Wall etc. Act 1996, and either the adjoining owner or the building owner can refuse to have one. This article is a republished article from our dedicated Party Wall site reposted for the benefit of our readers That Being Said A schedule…

Is a RICS Homebuyer Report Right For You?
Home Buyers Survey

Is a RICS Homebuyer Report Right For You?

Any self-respecting homebuyer conducts site visits and inspections before purchasing a property. The mandatory mortgage valuation report is a step in the right direction, but this is only a brief overview of what might affect the value of the property. What it isn’t is a more comprehensive survey, such as the one offered by the…