2006 saw Washington Square, a £50 million shopping centre and 275,000 sq ft (25,500 m2) mixed use complex, opened to replace the run down St John’s Arcade, built in the 1960s and ’70s. The regeneration scheme helped to reinvigorate Workington and is juxtaposed against its rich history. The town includes three theatre buildings and a diverse wealth of residential properties.
Surveys and Valuations are typically undertaken personally by Roger who has lived in the North West all his life. His experience, expertise and detailed knowledge of local property types and market conditions means he is ideally placed to advise his clients on all types of work for all types of property.
Please telephone Roger Hardwick MRICS and the team to discuss your building survey or other property requirements…
Two bed, semi detached house is put on the market for just £5,000 in Stockton-on-Tees, but should prospective purchasers look at more than just the bargain price? To read the whole article, click here.
Torquay, along with Paignton and Brixham, is part of Torbay, also known as The English Riviera. The area has been inhabited since paleolithic times, as evidenced by findings in Kent’s Cavern in Torquay. The first building was Torre Abbey, a monastery founded in 1196 and still standing today.
Torquay and the surrounding area is covered by Right Surveyors South West, who can provide structural surveys, building surveys, building surveyors, a homebuyers / home buyer report, home surveys, house purchase surveys, a cquisition advice, reinstatement valuations, party wall act advice, independent expert, single fault assessments, matrimonial valuations and various other surveying services requiring a Chartered Surveyor.
The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the propertysurveying.co.uk team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to help many persons with an interest in property gain an accurate view of what is happening in the UK property market as a whole. To read the monthly fact file, click here.
“I have 13 years experience in helping clients with property issues and can highlight defects with your potential property purchase, through a Building Survey, House Purchase Survey or Homebuyers report, I can also provide property valuations. I also carry out commercial work and am a qualified Level 3 Non Domestic and Domestic Energy Assessor.
“If you are buying (or valuing) a property, you could save thousands in unexpected remedial works by instructing us to carry out a property survey on your behalf. Please don’t hesitate to give me a call”
All buildings have defects and some can be expensive to fix. Instructing a surveyor to undertake a Full Building Survey, House Purchase Survey Report or Homebuyer Survey will highlight these defects and allow you to budget for the future and limit the risks in the property. With this information, you will be able to make a reasoned decision on whether to go ahead with the property before you commit yourself legally.
Before making this huge step it is always best to speak to a chartered surveyor and ask them to go through the following questions with you:
Are there any specific defects with the property and is there anything I should get carried out urgently?
What is the value of the property and what is a reasonable price I should pay?
Will my mortgage valuation provide me with all the information I need? Do I need my own survey?
With regards to a mortgage valuation, thousands of home buyers each year rely on this and don’t instruct their own report from an independent professional. Many get away with it, but hundreds pay the price in the form of undiscovered defects and thousands of pounds on avoidable repairs.
As a result the Government, organisations like ‘Which?’ and our own team here all recommend that you arrange a survey by your own surveyor to search out any serious defects in the property. The reason for this is that a mortgage valuation has one purpose only – to satisfy a “Lender” that the house you want to buy with a loan is a sufficiently valuable asset that it can be sold to repay the loan should you be unable to keep up repayments. It won’t explore your home for defects which can escalate very quickly into significant problems, which is what a survey is all about.
Too many property purchasers rely on such a report as if it were a full survey. Don’t be caught out, speak to a local surveyor about what they can do for you – the advice is free, but the conversation could save you thousands.
If you would like to find out more about the following types of professional survey work carried out by Chartered Surveyors of the propertysurveying.co.uk network, please click on the link below…
Crawley has been a settlement since the Stone Age, and the Romans had ironworks here. It lies within the Sussex Weald. Crawley has expanded by the creation of 13 new neighbourhoods, with new houses – detached, semi-detached and terraced – and bungalows, but no tower blocks.
Contact us for advice on commercial surveys, home property surveys, party wall advice or other building or planning issues.
We offer building survey services that include the ‘RICS Homebuyer Report’, the ‘Full Building Survey’ and the ‘House Purchase Survey Report’. We have a survey to suit all building types and budgets; residential or commercial, large or small.
We will deal with you personally, giving you building survey advice; helping you to choose the right property survey for your home or business. Our fees are all inclusive so you can discuss the building, structure and property defects at any time.
Please telephone the Survey Desk to discuss your building survey or other property requirements.
“My surveying experience extends from a solid core of survey reports, like the HomeBuyers Survey and the House Purchase Survey, to a wide range of residential and commercial expert surveys, valuations and reports. I can highlight any and all issues and defects at your potential property purchase or your current home, making sure you have all the information you need to proceed.
“If you are buying a property, you could save thousands in unexpected remedial works by instructing us to carry out a property survey on your behalf. Please don’t hesitate to give me a call”
The Government aims to deliver thousands of new homes over the coming years with the help of a raft of new construction related announcements. The idea is to build on recent successes and the current seven-year high in construction output, in order to deliver more affordable homes and more construction jobs around the country and to sustain our G7 leading growth figures… To read the whole article, click here.