Latest Technical Bulletin Released...

The latest Technical Bulletin for residential surveyors is now available here. To download and view the full bulletin, you will need to be logged in to Sava EDGE. If you are not already logged in, please click here to log in. If you do not yet have an account, please click here to register. This issue of the bulletin includes articles on the following: 

Energy Performance Certificates and Value
This year, one of the major high street lenders introduced new valuer guidance asking valuers to consider the EPC in their valuation process. This article considers the Energy Performance Certificate, how they might impact values in general, and to question the role of the residential surveyor and valuer to help the UK hit its net-zero targets.
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Office to Residential Conversions
In this article, Liam Shutt from e.surv Chartered Surveyors looks at the recent changes to Permitted Development Rights and discusses the implications for residential valuers.
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Protected Animal Species
This article provides an overview of the protected animal species that residential surveyors may come across or see signs of during their inspection, including bats, breeding birds, barn owls, badgers, and great crested newts. It provides clarification on the law around disturbing protected species.
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Client Management and Technology
In this article, Matt Nally talks through the processes of a job instruction from start to finish and highlights how technology can help to streamline them.
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Condensation - A Case Study
Alan McKeown, Building Surveyor at Plumb Stone Surveyors, shares an interesting case study of a non-invasive damp survey he carried out.
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