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Market Comment - First Quarter 2020

Two events which normally slow the property market to a stop, an election and Christmas, have this year had the opposite effect. The property market had been in the doldrums for the last 18 months with increased selling times and downward pressure on prices. From 1st October however,...
Author: Michael Hornsby
Date Published: 24/02/2020


Many thanks for such a marvellously meticulous and detailed house survey on my behalf

Mrs Lederman, August 2015

Thank you for your report, it is very thorough and meets the criteria we require for probate purposes.

 Mr P Lewis, April 2015

Michael, great job, thanks. Really readable, well produced and useful report.

Mr M Clarke, April 2015

Thank you for your very detailed survey report Michael. It has given me a great insight into what to expect from the property and alerted me to several potential issues to keep an eye on. 

It also made me very aware that I needed to reduce my offer and provided a strong argument for doing so.

Ms Lowery, October 2014

Thank you for sending the Survey over - I must say it is far more detailed than I expected. Thank you. It has also highlighted several potential problems which we had absolutely no idea about.

….based upon your Survey and following up with some research, my Wife and I have reduced our offer on the property - our original offer was subject to a Survey. We are now waiting to hear back from the current Owner.

We are very happy with the results of your Survey and believe that it was money well spent.

Mr Green, Dec 2014

Thankyou so much for such a considered and helpful report – and for your subsequent advice. 

Mr C-E, March 2014

Thanks so much Michael for such a detailed response. I can really see why it is wise to hire a surveyor!!

Mrs Davies - Payne, March 2014

Very helpful report thank you and I really appreciate the slant given towards low energy retrofit works.

Mr Adams, November 2013

Thank you very much for the report it is very detailed and easy to interpret. It has also certainly given us food for thought.

Mr Lowe, December 2013

I am really pleased with this report – it is extremely thorough and invaluable in determining what to focus my money and efforts on first. Also all of the links are very useful.  

Miss Smith, December 2013