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  • Sava are delighted to once again be hosting the only careers fair in the UK dedicated to the Residential Surveying industry. The event will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 28th March 2019, 10am-4pm. 2018 saw over 200 delegates meeting with 20 surveying firms plus industry experts such as RICS, RPSA...

  • You may have seen in the news recently that hundreds of new build properties have been built with weak mortar, causing the mortar to crumble and expose the cavity and insulation. A recent BBC story (here), describes how one homeowners’ mortar was tested and it was found that the amount...

  • John Baguley, Tangible Assets Valuation Director at RICS, has provided some comments regarding the latest Red Book. To provide some clarity over the latest Red Book (effective Jan ’19), while it contains a new residential mortgage specification, the existing specification which members currently work to, is still recognised and in existence....

  • The government are proposing to create a new Housing Court to provide a single path of redress for landlords and tenants and are seeking the views and opinions of people using courts and tribunal services in property cases. This is part of the government’s commitment to ensure those who...

  • A landlord has been found guilty of breaching Regulation 36 (4) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations for failing to ensure a proper Gas Safety Check on his tenanted property. The contractor he instructed was not a member on the Gas Safety Register which he failed to check, he also...