New CDM Regulations 2015

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are effective from 6 April 2015 and replace the earlier CDM Regulations which were introduced in 2007.

health-and-safetyThe new regulations widen the scope of projects where parties have formal duties and shift the focus further to the design stage.

There is now a transitional period before the introduction of the new regulations for live-projects. Projects before April 2015 are subject to the CDM 2007 regulations until October 2015.

Get further detail on the main changes

The importance of getting a home survey

Home buyers are often confused about their lender’s valuation. Many still believe their valuation is a survey and is being done for their benefit.

Increasingly, lenders take a risk-based approach and might well use an automated valuation model which can result in nobody physically visiting the property.

To demonstrate the importance of getting a survey, we’ve shared a short film produced by the RICS explaining how an RICS Home Survey from an RICS qualified professional will ensure you know as much about the condition of the property before you commit to buying.

We carry out two types of surveys:

  • Full Building Survey
  • Basic Building Survey

Guide to what is included in each type of survey available on request.