Bridgnorth is home to a variety of fascinating buildings and structures including Bishop Percy’s House, a grade I listed building and one of only a few properties of its type to survive the great fire of Bridgnorth. The town is also home to the steepest funicular railway in the country.
Local Director Chris Humphreys MRICS is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He heads Right Surveyors Shropshire, an independent professional property consultancy providing an efficient and personal service tailored to suit the clients’ needs.
Chris is able to supply drawings for planning applications, architectural designs and building regulation plans, using the latest design software to produce three dimensional drawings, to give his clients a multi faceted view of their property or project.
Please telephone Chris Humphreys 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.
Rotherham Minster in All Saints Square dates back to the 15th century and includes parts of even older Norman and Saxon buildings. On the outskirts of the City, a brick glass-making furnace is the oldest surviving structure of its type in Europe. The remains of the 16th century College of Jesus building survive in the town centre, a Grade II listed building, the oldest surviving brick structure in South Yorkshire.
Local Director George Passey FRICS is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He leads Right Surveyors Yorkshire, an independent and professional property consultancy providing an efficient and personal service tailored to suit the needs of each individual client.
For friendly advice without obligation, please call George on
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…
“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”
Merthyr Tydfil was once the largest town in Wales, but is now ranked as the 15th largest urban area. It was also once occupied by Romans who built a fortress, whose ruins were found under the Merthyr Tydfil football pitch.
If you’re moving to Merthyr Tydfil and are in need of some local property advice Keith Batten FRICS may be able to help you. He is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in Property Surveys, Building Surveys, Structural Surveys, House Purchase Surveys, Homebuyer Reports, Major Defects Reports, Ratings Appeals, Home Surveys and Property Valuations, Property Acquisition work, Party Wall work and other professional work throughout Merthyr Tydfil and the surrounding area.
For friendly advice without obligation, please call Keith Batten FRICS on
New Garden Cities are being pushed through by the coalition government in locations across the country, resulting in localised large scale investment. We look at the issues surrounding development proposed for Bicester, North Oxfordshire, the political and fiscal motives and a brief history of the garden city movement… To read the whole article, click here.
Chris Hunt MRICS is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in Property Surveys, Building Surveys, Structural Surveys, House Purchase Surveys, Homebuyer Reports, Major Defects Reports, Home Surveys and Property Valuations, Property Acquisition work, Party Wall work and other professional work throughout Redhill and the surrounding area.
For friendly advice without obligation, please call Chris on
Tel: 01737 455456
Chris undertakes surveys and valuations on period and modern residential properties, including houses, bungalows and flats for property buyers.
A project to build an extra large sewer which will run for some 16 miles (25km) beneath London and the River Thames, was given the official go ahead this month. It aims to stop the 39 million tonnes of raw sewage which floats into the Thames each year from the incumbent overloaded, Victorian era system… To read the whole article, click here.