Bamboo – the quiet threat

is literally growing in private gardens across the country.  We are writing as a warning of the invasive spread of running bamboo.  Sadly, very popular in gardens and easily purchased online and in garden centres throughout the UK. This plant can be as destructive as the more infamous Japanese Knotweed even though it is still regarded as an ornamental plant …

Extended Stamp Duty Holiday

Panic over!!! Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the stamp duty holiday will be extended until the end of September. The chancellor announced that the up-to-£500,000 “nil-rate band” for stamp duty will finish at the end of June 2021. It will then be tapered until September 2021. Therefore, until 30 June 2021, no stamp duty will be charged on a residential property bought for up to …

Osborne Irish Help Channel 4

Osborne Irish Surveyors are happy to assist Channel Four with their inspired property reality show “Great House Giveaways” now entering its third season with many more derelict auction properties waiting to be snapped up by the series and transformed into houses at a profit for the budding property tycoons. …See Show

Tiny Planet 360° Photograph and Video

Introducing our latest addition to our existing aerial photography. Using 360° technology we create a spherical panorama image that can be interactive online.  The image captures all angles and with the addition of being shot from altitude (above ground) to provide a full landscape view. 

Kentish Town homeowner wins high court battle

Michael Eatherley took out a judicial review after Camden Council said James Ireland did not need to go through the formal, costly, planning process. Instead, it said he could extend his Victorian terrace by a single storey under development rights. But at the High Court, Mr Justice Cranston ruled the council was wrong. Mr Eatherley said the extension would set …

Mark O’Hara has been awarded Fellow status

We are pleased to announce that our key surveyor, Mark O’Hara has been awarded Fellow status by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. “Fewer than 20% of members have been awarded fellowship status. As well as demonstrating significant career achievements and successes, fellowship demonstrates a passion for developing the industry, sharing knowledge and supporting others to reach their goals. FRICS …

Homes at risk from Japanese Knotweed

The Telegraph By:Francesca Marshall 3 February 2018 Buyers of new build properties are at risk of their homes becoming riddled with Japanese knotweed because of a ‘legal loophole’, experts have warned. Home owners wishing to sell their property must fill out a property information form, called a TA6, declaring whether the property or garden is, or has been, affected by …

The Money Pit

Getting the assets right first time. Mark O’Hara reports on the rise of professional negligence claims against legal advisers in divorce and civil partnership dissolution matters. Read More