Are you aware of how important having a chartered surveyor is? If not, then you are about to have your eyes opened to the world of Chartered Surveying and how it can totally transform your position on the property market.
So you may find yourself asking, what actually is a chartered surveyor? With the opportunity to travel far and wide, visit period properties and interlink with various other clients all over the UK, the daily life of a chartered surveyor is far from average. But you may be asking, why do I need one?
I am about to tell you…
Chartered Surveyor Description
A chartered surveyor is someone who will assess a property, its condition, its value and the physical assets of a home or project. As well as planning new developments with clients, they can also assist with claiming planning permissions, renovations and environmental issues for various sized properties.
A chartered surveyor would be particularly useful in the process of valuating a property before sale or purchase. Surveyors can survey land, buildings and various other areas but commonly tend to specialise in one certain area. As well as surveying properties, chartered surveyors can be of assistance throughout all stages of property business in the implementation stage, planning permissions and consultation on the next steps to take with property and land.
In the surveying industry, reports and findings are one of the biggest elements to take into consideration. Covering all areas of the property and detailing problems that need urgent attention, your survey reports could be the make or break point of your property dealings.
Being well placed to deal with local authorities, all properties and expensive investments, chartered surveyors are able to advise on you on various areas of your property with accuracy.
Different Types of Property Surveying
A lot of homeowners will say, ‘do I actually need a survey?’ and obviously being a chartered surveyor myself, I agree that you totally do. However, making the decision on which surveys to choose really comes down to the property in hand which takes years of expertise to decide on, not a split second.
With various surveys to choose from including Home Buyer Reports, Valuations, Probate dealings, Insurance Valuations and more, it really pays to pay attention to your surveyor and the choices you make. Unless you are building experts yourself, when it comes to purchasing properties, “I would advise that they pay for a full Building Survey”, The Telegraph.
Choosing Your Surveyor
The first step you take in the property market will be choosing your property. Once you have found the home of your dreams, your mortgage provider (if you choose one) will provide you with a mortgage valuation. This is purely just to check your home is worth what you are stating before the purchasing process can be finalised.
From this you then need to follow up with the kind of surveys you have in mind regarding the condition of your property. If you are concerned about certain areas or structural damage, then a structural survey could be a safe option for you to take. The same goes if you were worried about the overall condition of the property when choosing surveys to carry out, you would focus on the whole property.
Whichever survey you choose, the surveyor carrying them out needs expertise, insight and accreditation before even stepping foot on your property. With most surveyors doing more harm than good and not actually providing you with relevant information, it’s about time you worked with someone you can trust – me!
Chris Ledger, Chartered Surveyor
Providing impartial advice with more than 25 years of experience, I am able to offer you surveys for your home that are accurate, experienced and exactly what you need in the property purchasing or selling procedure.
I make sure that all properties are dealt with great respect and follow the general practice and guidance of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Operating throughout the whole of the Isle of Wight and the UK, you can rely on me for totally independent services every time.
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