Surveying

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Surveyors report surge in house sales

The average number of houses being sold per chartered surveyor is at its highest since Feburary 2008 despite a continuing fall in the number of properties coming onto the market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. In the latest quarterly residential market survey carried out by RICS, 26 per cent of surveyors reported […]

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Buyers warned to expect valuation delays for next six months

Experts have warned buyers face lengthy valuation delays due to a lack of surveyors amidst a buoyant housing market, and say problems could persist for the next six months. An investigation carried out by Money Marketing sister publication Mortgage Strategy has found surveyors are struggling to bring in enough staff to cope with a booming […]

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Co-op Group confirms loss of control of bank in restructure

The Co-operative Group is set to retain a 30 per cent stake in Co-op Bank under a new rescue deal, the group has confirmed. In a video statement, Co-op Group chief executive Euan Sutherland says the group has reached an agreement in principle to save the bank, which is facing a £1.5bn capital shortfall. The […]