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A Budget for Housing?

Alastair Woodgate of leading Chartered Surveyors Rumball Sedgwick asks whether the Chancellor’s recent proposals are likely to bring any real change in the housing market. The UK is facing a major housing affordability crisis with a whole generation finding...

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Getting to the root of the problem…

Alastair Woodgate, Director of St Albans and Watford based Chartered Surveyors, Rumball Sedgwick considers the impact of trees on buildings My colleague took a call yesterday, typical of many enquiries to the office: “A crack has appeared in the external wa...

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What are the characteristics of a good landlord?

Alastair Woodgate of leading St Albans and Watford based Chartered Surveyors, Rumball Sedgwick, says there’s more to being a good landlord than meets the eye. We're often hearing about the qualities of a good tenant – with paying the rent promptly, respec...

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Property Price Forecast

Alastair Woodgate, Director of St Albans and Watford based Chartered Surveyors, Rumball Sedgwick, responds to one of the latest property price forecasts. Here is what he had to say; “An article in the national press last week caused me to take a sharp intak...

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Looking to rent?

Alistair Woodgate of leading St Albans and Watford based chartered surveyors, Rumball Sedgwick, offer a few pointers to would-be renters. Are you thinking about renting this year? If so you’ll be joining a growing sector of the population. Nearly 40% of...

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What is overage?

Alastair Woodgate, Director of St Albans and Watford’s leading local Chartered Surveyors, Rumball Sedgwick, takes a look at one element of property negotiation that can be complex – overage. Overage is sometimes referred to as clawback. An overage clause ...

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What’s next for the property market?

Alastair Woodgate, Director of leading local chartered surveyors, Rumball Sedgwick, considers how the property market might respond to the General Election result. The housing market thrives on confidence. In the last couple of days property experts have bee...

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Everything but the kitchen sink?

Alastair Woodgate of Rumball Sedgwick, leading Chartered Surveyors in St Albans and Watford, looks at the difference between fixtures and fittings. What is reasonable to take, and what is not, when moving? There is no law about what should be left in a home, ...

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St Albans Young Professionals try Public Speaking

Despite the freezing temperatures and dark night, the City of Expertise local young professionals made the journey to Westminster Lodge for an evening of networking and public speaking training. The group was joined by Dee Clayton, a multi-award winning prese...

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