Property Hints and Tips
Are House Surveys Worth It?
This is a question that we get asked quite regularly and it is a very simple one to answer. Fundamentally yes, but you need to ensure that you have a well-qualified, pragmatic surveyor engaged on the right terms that will help you manage the risk of a bad purchase.
Do Surveyors Check for Asbestos?
Asbestos was a very popular building material for the construction of residential properties in the United Kingdom from around the 1930s through to the mid-1980s and was only fully banned in 1999.
It was used as a building material because of its ready availability, strength and durability as well as its excellent insulation and fire-resistant properties. Asbestos is often mixed in with other products and is difficult to identify with the naked eye.
Different types of residential property valuation explained
We find that clients quite often are, understandably, confused by differing types of property valuation. There are a number of different options but the key valuations homeowners will encounter are as follows:
Very good site for when you have no idea who to contact. We had a choice of firms and the one we picked was very helpful before and after the report was carried out. Excellent surveyor. We would recommend the site and chosen surveyor to anyone.
The website was very useful and I received lots of responses from many qualified surveyors. Thank you for the great service.
A very professional service and efficient communication.
The service was very efficient and informative. The report was concise and included valuable advice and concerns.
We had excellent service from e-surv and would not hesitate to recommend them to others. From our initial enquiry which was acted upon within minutes to the wonderful surveyor who communicated with us every step of the way and provided an excellent comprehensive report.
Quick and easy and had various companies contact me immediately to offer their services. I found and used one easily:)
Excellent professional advice and report
Various Surveyors came back to me quickly over the weekend and I chose the one that had clearly read my concerns. She was able to conduct the survey that week and a few days later received the report.
A good service
Really easy to use, gave us access to plenty of quotes from which it was easy to choose the best one. The surveyor we ended up going with was the cheapest but did a fantastic job.
i found the surveyors to be friendly and polite professionals they got on with the job in hand
I thought the explanations were good.
Woods Surveyors were easy to communicate with, provided a bespoke service whereby i only paid for the reestablishment valuation, rather than a full blown valuation which seemed to be the norm. Service and report were quick and efficient. Wold recommend them
My enquiry resulted in immediate emails and phone calls from several companies. Some of them very persistent before I’d had chance to review the quotes. Some companies seemed to drop the price quite sharply, and offer ‘special offers’, which somehow made me feel they were more gimmicky and call centre sales companies, rather than professional surveyor firms who do a proper job, which is what I really want.
Got o list of Surveyors, quickly arranged for one of them to make the valuation and got a good price!
Booked on Wednesday, survey the following Monday. Great report sent, would certainly use again
Routledge Surveyors produced the best survey we have ever had. They responded promptly to our enquiry, made clear when they would be able to undertake the work, did so as agreed and offered a brief preliminary report on the day. The full report came very soon afterwards. It was detailed, concise, clear and offered helpful suggestions for us to follow up. Super.
Used the RICS website to find a local surveyor. Before I could look at the outcome I was bombarded by emails from surveyors wanting me to choose them. All I wanted was a list that I could look at and make a choice or further enquiries as necessary.
Excellent and very helpful. I have been extremely impressed with the quality of the service provided by GTA Chartered Surveyors introduced through your website.
Easy way to track down local surveyors, get quotes and read reviews of services.
The survey has yet to be carried out. That said, thus far the process has been excellent, friendly, efficient and prompt. Extremely satisfied thus far.