Our advice hub is an essential read for homeowners, property owners, landlords and tenants. We have a range of articles covering issues you might have with your property both inside and out, as well as general advice. We look at property maintenance and general health, safety and building regulations advice for when you are having work done, We also show our relaxed personal side with some more light hearted articles about the how to investigate the history of your home, and specific articles about the local areas we work in across Kent and London.
Without wishing to underestimate the heartache and damage that comes with flooding, a 2012 report by the Association of British Insurers highlighted the risk of flooding in Folkestone and Hythe and was seized upon by the popular media. It was made … Find out more
There is of course no reason why a jobbing builder working on houses and other small projects should be immune from Health & Safety legislation, and as far as the HSE is concerned, they’re not. The HSE is particularly concerned … Find out more
England has some 9300 conservation areas, places designated by local councils to protect their special character and appearance, but the latest edition of English Heritage’s annual ‘Heritage at Risk’ register, reveals that 1 in 7 is at risk of neglect, … Find out more
Not all surveyors are equal – anyone can call themselves a surveyor. It’s not a protected title like architect or solicitor. And because anyone can call themselves a surveyor they can do so with no training at all, that means … Find out more
We did a building survey of a house in conservation area in Greenwich last week which prompted our client to state: “Conservation area? What’s that and so what?” or words to that effect. So, here’s a quick overview of Conservation … Find out more
The last few years has seen a big increase in the number of new housing estates going up in the area surrounding Collier Stevens’ Hythe and Chislehurst offices. This isn’t just a localised phenomenon. It’s happening across the UK. We … Find out more