What’s a Chartered Surveyor?

As Chartered Surveyor will be regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and have relevant qualifications and industry experience. All RICS members must comply with the following professional standards:

  • Act with integrity
  • Always provide Always provide a high standard of service
  • Act in a way that promotes trust in the profession
  • Treat others with respect
  • Take responsibility

But what does a Chartered Surveyor actually do?

 

A residential chartered surveyor assesses the value and condition of a property. After carrying out a survey or inspection they will provide you with a detailed report on all their findings. This kind of inspection ensures an impartial value of your property for insurance purposes and/or for your mortgage lender. There are a range of survey reports available and we can help explain which is more suitable for your needs too.

It will also inform you of any repair or maintenance issues and make recommendations and offer advice of further actions. It will help you to avoid unexpected costly repairs at a later date.

“£5,750 On average the amount home buyers spend on repair bills once they have moved into their new home and this is often down to not getting a proper survey done.”*

*ComRes research on behalf of RICS

View the RICS infographic to find out what a RICS residential chartered surveyor can do for you.

What are the benefits of using a chartered surveyor?

 

We class our chartered surveyors as property experts and they can offer a professional opinion on (probably) the most expensive investment you’ll ever make. The expertise ensures a more thorough investigation than anyone else and they have the knowledge to not only highlight issues but offer solutions too. Their experience is not exclusive to private residential surveys but also Help to Buy valuations and many more services.

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When might I need a Chartered Surveyor?

 

Do you need a survey on a property? Do you need an independent assessment of the value of a property? You’ll be contacting us (hopefully!) to instruct one of our chartered surveyors.