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RICS Home Buyer’s Survey

For most people, buying a home is the largest financial investment they will make. As with any major financial decision, it’s crucial to minimise risks wherever possible. While you can’t foresee market fluctuations, a Home Buyer’s Survey allows buyer’s to raise their awareness of any defects that might exist or maintenance obligations they might need to be aware of. Many homebuyers don’t fully grasp the purpose and importance of obtaining a survey before purchasing a house. A Homebuyer’s Survey can be focused at three elevating levels of scrutiny and cost, to help you make considered decisions pre-purchase. For level 1, a Chartered […]

What are chartered surveyors?

Buying a new home will likely be the biggest financial commitment you ever make. With this in mind, it’s important to ensure you’re getting what you pay for. The last thing you want is to have to fork out for additional repair costs down the line. More often than not, this means calling in a surveyor to assess it for any defects or future problems. If you really want to be thorough, however, you’ll want to be using a chartered surveyor instead. But what are chartered surveyors?  What Is A Chartered Surveyor? To qualify as a chartered surveyor, you must […]

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Do I Need a Snagging Survey?

If you’re looking into moving into a new-build home, you’d expect there to be no hidden issues. Even though these homes aren’t decades of years old, however, they can still have problems. Fixable problems perhaps, but still ones that need to be addressed. In the majority of circumstances, however, these issues tend to be relatively minor. Perhaps a door isn’t closing properly, or some tiling has been completed to a poor standard. That being said, before you move in, it might be worth carrying out a snagging survey to identify these issues.  What is a snagging survey? Snagging is the process […]

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Types of House Survey

For most of us, buying a home will likely be the most expensive purchase that we’ll ever make. Understandably, you’re going to want to know every detail about the exact condition of the property before you sign. Of course, you’ll be able to spot some issues from the get-go. If the roof is falling in, you’ll probably be able to tell. It’s often the case, however, that it’s the hidden issues that end up causing the most damage over time. In order to discover these, a house survey is necessary. But what types of house survey even exist?  Condition Report […]

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Dilapidation Survey

As tenancies come to an end, it’s only natural that landlords will want to ascertain the condition of their property. Of course, some light wear and tear is only expected. This is especially true if the property isn’t a new build. In situations where more serious damage is suspected, however, there are plenty of third-party services available to determine its extent. Arguably the most common of these methods is a dilapidation survey. It’s a professional and efficient way of assessing and documenting the condition of a property and mapping out the necessary steps needed to restore it. But what does […]

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Who Pays for A Party Wall Surveyor?

As a homeowner, you’re responsible for looking after your own home. When it comes to shared walls, however, things get a little trickier. When repairs are necessary, often nobody wants to bear that responsibility, especially if they believe next door is at fault. As you’d expect, it’s not uncommon for tension and disputes to occur due to the high cost of repair. Should this be the case, a party wall survey may be required, carried out by a specialist building surveyor. But who pays for a party wall surveyor?   This is just one of the many surveying-related questions we’re regularly […]

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Surveyors in Essex: Your pathway into the career

Going out into the world of work is daunting, no matter who you are. What’s more, for those wanting to become surveyors in Essex, it’s difficult to know where to even begin looking to start your career. Further education is a great place to start when looking at starting a new career. Apprenticeships are becoming a popular choice among those seeking further education as a gateway into a career. In fact, statistics show that university applications have fallen over the last few years. This is likely due to the many amazing alternatives, such as apprenticeships, that are now available. What […]

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Local RICS Surveyor: Essex

Looking for a local RICS surveyor? Based in Essex, Munday + Cramer are trained professionals across a range of areas. What’s more, we also have 40 years of experience in the construction industry, serving both B2B and B2C markets. Through the years, we have highlighted some major issues for our clients that have stopped them from making poor investments. Equally, we have also provided many individuals with the advice needed to correct minor problems. No matter the age of the property, it’s vital you don’t skip this part of the process. Our team can help with: Home and property surveying […]

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