Guest Blog: Dogs – a surveyor’s best friend?

Guest Blog: Dogs – a surveyor’s best friend?
The US government recently spent 19 billion dollars on researching how to better detect bombs, at the end of this they concluded nothing beats a dog’s nose. How can this help you on a survey? At Enviro-Dogs we offer a dry rot detection dog service which are available for surveys around the UK. How does it work? The dogs work in the same way as a police search dog; they search purely for the odor or dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) in all its stages of growth.

Guest Blog: Why You Should Not Rely on a Mortgage Valuation Survey Alone

Guest Blog: Why You Should Not Rely on a Mortgage Valuation Survey Alone
What is a mortgage survey? When buying a property with a mortgage, most providers will require that you undertake a mortgage valuation survey before lending is approved. The sole aim of this survey is to satisfy the lender that the property you are purchasing has enough value to cover the amount they are lending you. The surveyor will briefly inspect the property (usually lasting less than 20 minutes) and will collate their findings with information ab