Leasehold reform Law Commission report – our thoughts

“I bought my flat thinking I own my home outright. It’s a scandal that I don’t” “The value of my freehold asset should not be reduced by my tenant getting something for less than it is worth to me, or for less than I paid!” On the one side of the debate are disgruntled leaseholders, many of which were not …

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice £1,800

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is based in Barnet, Hertfordshire. They provide clinical and emotional support to babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families living in North and Central London. They recently opened ‘The Ark’ in October 2019 which is a brand new facility offering specialist care and therapies to unwell children and their families. …

JAMI £1,675

JAMI is a Mental Health Charity and are a specialist provider of mental health services in the Jewish community. They are currently directly supporting around 1,300 people with the goal of getting them back into school or the workplace. They also provide assistance in Jewish Schools and Universities educating about Mental Health, how to spot warning signs and how to …

SHANOOR SECURES AN ASSOCRICS

On Sunday 8th of December 2019, I receive a call from our Graduate Surveyor Shanoor. First thought – I hope he’s alright! It’s a sunday evening so I wasn’t expecting a call. I wondered whether the stress of expecting to find out whether he’s passed his AssocRICS the following day had taken it’s toll. I didn’t have a chance for …

New RICS Home Survey Standard introduced

In November 2019, the RICS produced a new Professional Statement on Home Survey Standards. From June 2020 it will be compulsory to comply with the new guidance. It’s about time too! The array of previous guidance is being replaced with one document which provides set requirements for Surveyors to comply with when providing a Survey. We regularly have clients asking …

Come work for us

It’s an exciting time at Websters Surveyors at the moment. Only three years ago, we were a team of only 3. Now we’re about to become a team of 9 and we’d still like a couple more qualified Surveyors to join us. We’ve disrupted the market, offering a service we like to think is far better than our competitors and …

We have big news

The best things come in threes! Well, here are our THREE big announcements. New Director New brand New Websites So, here goes…. Meet our new Director We are thrilled to announce that Richard Stacey MRICS has joined our team at Director level.   Richard previously held the position of Director at Brendons and Buntings Surveyors working in Leasehold reform, Compulsory Purchase …

If Dan was in charge…

In the first of our ‘If I were in charge’ blog posts, our Director Dan Knowles shares what he’d do if he were in charge of the country. As with the posts from other team members to follow, there will be 2 Property related proposals and 2 other proposals. Stamp duty – switch who pays At the end of 1991, …

ACTON HOMELESS CONCERN £4,000

Pictured are Ian Breen, Centre Manager for Acton Homeless Concern along with our Director, Dan Knowles and Senior Surveyor Natasha Lamptey. Natasha lives on the nearby South Acton estate and nominated the charity. Dan Said “having been homeless myself, I empathise with those who have little to turn to and admire the work of Ian and his colleagues as they …

GRENFELL TOWER £4,000

On 14th June 2017, there was a horrific and devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, a high rise Council block on the Lancaster West Estate within the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Some estimates have put the death toll at over 100. On 21st June 2017, we donated £4,000 to the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation who are raising funds for a …

YORK ROAD PROJECT £3,000

In April 2016, Dan Knowles presented Cath Stamper, Chief Executive of York Road Project, with a cheque for £3,000. Cath told us, “Four computers and a printer are now in place and will make a huge difference.  Now that The Prop is open, we have the space a security to provide an area dedicated to IT use and it will …