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April 10, 2024

7 additional costs to consider when buying your new home and how best to budget for these.

Here are our top tips on what costs you need to consider when buying a new property and how...

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December 22, 2023

2023: What a tree-mendous year!

With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, we reflect on the exciting progress HCS has achieved...

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November 13, 2023


10 years ago today I founded Howe Chartered Surveyors - it’s an overused phrase but it’s been a ‘journey’…!

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June 28, 2023


HCS are pleased to officially launch our KENT Office in addition to our LONDON and ESSEX offices.

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June 14, 2023

What’s the deal on Dilapidations?

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant in a commercial space, you should have a broad understanding of...

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December 22, 2022

2022 Wrapped up – just in time for Christmas

With the new year in sight, we reflect on what 2022 has brought to the HCS team in another...

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December 17, 2021

Here’s Howe our Year has been

With 2 weeks remaining in 2021 we reflect on another challenging year. At the close of 2020, much uncertainty...

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March 24, 2021

Howe to Survey Safely During COVID-19

When COVID-19 was declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a global pandemic on 11th March 2020, little...

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January 28, 2021

When is a Green Roof Not a Green Roof?

When is a green roof not a green roof? When there is too much vegetation growth on your roof....

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December 21, 2020

2021 | Onward and Upward

2020 has been quite a year. The UK officially left the EU. The USA elected a new President. One...

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December 23, 2019

Season’s Greetings from HCS

Original photo under: Carmel Jane Photography As we say goodbye to 2019, we have taken a moment to reflect...

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November 8, 2019

The Importance of Maintaining a Property

At HCS, I have undertaken many Building Surveys on residential properties, but looking back, there is one which stands...

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July 24, 2019

Work Experience at HCS | A Super Sweet Review

With the summer school holidays approaching, HCS welcomed one student, of The Ongar Academy, to our team for a...

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December 20, 2018

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

As we approach the end of 2018 and before the man in the red coat comes down our chimneys,...

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October 24, 2018

What is the difference between a HomeBuyer Report & a Building Survey?

When you’re buying or selling a property there seems to be a never-ending stream of number of things to...

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