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property valuation and survey, what is the difference

A Property Valuation is NOT a Survey.

  You’ve finally made a decision to purchase that dream property, and the bank valuation has come back, and they have said “Yes”. CONGRATULATIONS. However, wait. What does, that bank valuation mean? Well, that’s how much the bank is willing to lend on your dream property, that’s all! So, what are they not telling you, and what do you need…

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shape surveyors customer accounts

Shape Surveyors New Customer Accounts

Shape Surveyors are delighted to announce the launch of our FREE, new customer accounts. Every Shape Surveyors’ customer will now receive a unique username and password which will give you access to your dedicated secure account area. This is where you can review and download your surveys and reports at the click of a button, 24 hours a day at…

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What is Stamp Duty?

It’s a tax that people who buy property or land must pay. In England and Northern Ireland buyers pay Stamp Duty Land Tax, in Scotland it is Land and Buildings Transaction Tax while in Wales buyers pay Land Transaction Tax. In England and Northern Ireland the tax falls due on homes sold for £125,000 or more. However, first-time buyers pay…

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