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July 17th, 2023

Plugging into the Future

In this article, Johnnie Leather looks at domestic electric vehicle chargepoints, including types of chargepoints,  the electricity network and grid demand, and also shares some varying viewpoints about whether domestic electric chargepoints affect…

July 17th, 2023

Understanding the EPC

A lot of criticism about EPCs has been due to a misunderstanding of their true purpose and this article aims to address some of these misunderstandings. Click here for the article.

July 17th, 2023

Property Risk Case Study – Landslip

Based on a real claim against a surveyor, this case study looks at a landslip, where part of a garden slipped into a neighbouring property’s garden. It demonstrates the need to be aware…

July 17th, 2023

F&G Properties and The Private Rental Sector

You can download and keep a copy of this article originally written in 2017.  It has been updated by Sava’s Dr Lisa Blake and residential surveyor Tim Kenny to reflect recent changes to…

June 8th, 2023

Technical Bulletin 43 – June 2023

- Landslip property risk case study - Further tales of our favourite non-native invasive species - Plugging into the future (electric vehicle chargepoints) - F and G (EPC rated) properties and the private rented sector - Understanding the EPC

February 11th, 2023

Domestic Battery Storage

Johnnie Leather discusses the prospect of using domestic battery storage to power our homes and how they can help combat the ongoing energy crisis. The use of batteries in our society is now…

February 10th, 2023

Climate Change – How it Affects Our Homes

After a year of extreme weather events and in the month that the RICS launched its revised consumer guide on flooding warning that extreme flooding could become more common in the UK due…

February 10th, 2023

Safety Glass – Types, Standards, and Reporting

In this article, we look at some of the different types of glass used in residential property, the standards of safety glass, and the reporting requirements of residential surveyors. Why is safety glass…