Looking for chartered surveyors in Colchester? Here at Munday + Cramer, we are experts in all thing’s property and we’re just down the road. From commercial and residential surveys, right through to project management, architecture, facilities, and procurement, we’ve got you covered. What’s more, with over 40 years of experience in this landscape, you can have complete confidence in our work.
What are chartered surveyors?
To become chartered surveyors in Colchester, you must have passed the relevant qualifications that are regulated by RICS. This acronym stands for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and is a mark of credibility within the field. Those with ‘chartered’ in front of their title have undertaken rigorous training to ensure the highest quality of work. Meanwhile, a non-chartered surveyor may be able to carry out a survey on your home, although this might not be done to the same standard. When searching for local RICS surveyors, we always recommend choosing a firm with chartered status. This is the only way to ensure a high-quality service.
When should you get a home survey?
Home surveys are always advised, even if you are buying a new-build. They give you a detailed outlook of a properties health and will highlight any issues that may affect the value and resale of a building. You can also have a property survey carried out if you are selling a property so you are aware of any issues that may have been overlooked. This can be a great benefit for your potential buyers.
Using the services of chartered surveyors in Colchester will mean less risk when buying a property. Not to mention, this will also help put your mind at ease too. In fact, it is often within a mortgage provider’s terms that a survey needs to be carried out in order for you to gain their support.
How much does a survey cost?
The cost of a survey really does depend on the type of survey that you choose. This will, of course, also change depending on the provider. To get the best value for money, you will want to choose an experienced firm with RICS certified surveyors.
There are 3 main types of homebuyers survey, with each offering a different level of insight.
A level 1 survey is the most basic of them all. It gives a very brief overview of the health of a property and should only really be used on new builds with no previous owners. Being the least detailed, this survey type is also the cheapest.
A level 2 survey is the standard choice when buying a new home. These surveys take a substantial look at the property in question, allowing you to gather all the information you need to make an informed decision. This level of survey is perfect for anyone looking to buy a building in good condition.
Level 3 surveys are the most comprehensive of them all and if you are buying an old property, an expensive property or even an obvious ‘fixer-upper’, we highly recommend this option. Your chosen provider should carry out the most thorough checks possible, including looking underneath floorboards and in places that are a little more difficult to reach, for example.
Common issues highlighted in a survey
As well-experienced chartered surveyors in Colchester, we have carried out thousands of surveys in our time. What’s more, we’ve also helped lots of customers make smarter decisions when investing in property.
Surveys can highlight a whole host of issues, with subsidence and damp being two of the most common faults. If left untreated, these issues can cause serious damage and will harm the resale of your property. Roof issues, missing test certifications, lack of building approval, and the absence of smoke/carbon monoxide alarms are also common problems highlighted in a survey.