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…
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“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…
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.
Ian Dony MRICS is a fully qualified chartered surveyor allowing him to survey all types of residential and commercial properties including historical and listed buildings. He has extensive local experience with pre-purchase surveys and is happy to provide initial no obligations advice.
For friendly advice without obligation,
please call Ian Dony BSc DipBldgCons MRICS FCABE on
Roger Hardwick 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 Preston and the surrounding area.
For friendly advice without obligation, please call Roger Hardwick MRICS on