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July 15th, 2021

Homeowner’s guide to permitted development

Perrmitted Development (PD) rights are an important factor for many homeowners wishing to make improvements to their homes without the need to obtain planning consent. If you are thinking of upgrading your windows, converting your loft or building a home extension, this may be of relevance to you. At Cosey Homes, our experienced team of […]

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July 7th, 2021

What to do if your house has a dry rot infestation

Whether you’re buying a property that has a dry rot infestation or you’re trying to sell a home, dealing with dry rot can be difficult. Compared to wet rot, dry rot is far more dangerous and can spread quickly without showing signs of damage. In other words, you may not realise there’s a dry rot […]

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June 1st, 2021

How to sell a house with a history of subsidence

When it comes to making investment choices, we are led to believe that nothing is more solid than bricks and mortar – it’s where the expression ‘safe as houses’ comes from. But what if the property in question isn’t quite as solid as it should be? Any mention of structural movement or subsidence when you’re […]

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May 19th, 2021

4 risks of not bothering with a home survey before you buy

One of the most important things you should do when buying a property is to get a survey. When you’re about to make a major financial investment, it makes good sense to protect your purchase by taking the advice of a property professional who can give your dream home the once-over. If the survey findings […]

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March 15th, 2021

Which types of property is it hard to get a mortgage for?

Most homebuyers require a mortgage to help them finance their property purchase. Each mortgage lender has their own criteria for lending money, and their willingness to approve your mortgage application will largely depend on your financial situation, your age and employment status. But even if you’ve been accepted, it doesn’t mean you can buy any […]

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March 2nd, 2021

Cracks in walls – when should you worry?

This article is for general information only and not intended as advice. Each property has its own set of unique circumstances, and all potential issues with regards to cracking should be investigated by a surveyor on a case by case basis before making any decision. Buying a property can be an exciting time – but […]

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March 1st, 2021

4 key things to check before you buy

‘Buyer beware’ is the principle that governs property transactions in the UK. This places the onus squarely on the buyer to discover any problems that might impact the purchase price, and even the decision to proceed, before it all becomes legally binding when contracts are exchanged. Buying a home is huge financial commitment, so it […]

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December 16th, 2020

Your Step-By-Step Guide To Making An Offer And Having It Accepted

Looking for your next home can be an exciting time, especially when you’ve found your dream property. But how do you go about securing the sale? Putting in an offer is a big step and before you ring the estate agent with the good news, there are several things you should do to maximise your […]

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September 10th, 2020

COVID-19 – Continuing to operate safely

We are continuing to operate with the highest consideration for public health Following our previous update regarding our reopening and policies for social distancing, we are continuing to operate with the highest consideration for public health. Our social distancing policies, along with procedures for safer property inspections, have been successful in their implementation and uptake. […]

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May 18th, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Phased Return and Putting Safety First Cosey Homes Chartered surveyors are now preparing to restart some operations from 26th May 2020. Over the coming days, we will be putting provisions in place to ensure our activities can continue safely. We will continue to comply with all government and RICS guidelines (more information can be found […]

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April 14th, 2020

COVID-19 Statement: Cosey Homes Chartered Surveyors

Temporary Suspension of Operations Since the emergence of COVID-19, Cosey Homes Chartered Surveyors has closely monitored the situation to assess the impact on our business, our customers and our colleagues. Cosey Homes are committed to protecting the interests of our clients, colleagues and friends, and as this unprecedented situation progressed there was a clear need […]

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August 19th, 2019

When is a RICS Condition Report (Level 1) the best choice?

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  A property purchase should always be a considered decision, regardless of whether you’re thinking of investing in a small city flat or a rambling country mansion. Depending on the type of property you are hoping to buy, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recommends taking out one of three home surveys: RICS Condition […]

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