Looking for Chartered Surveyors in London? Most properties in London, regardless of their age or value, have problems that require immediate attention, and the last thing you want is to spend a fortune on a family home that needs thousands of pounds worth of repairs. Rather than take chances with your finances and family’s future, you could hire our Chartered Surveyors to perform a building survey, giving you a detailed insight into the property’s condition and true value as well as the power to secure a fair price at the negotiating table.
At Harding Chartered Surveyors, we can save you money through analysing a property’s condition, helping you decide whether it is a safe investment. Obtain a free non-obligation quote or call us to discuss your requirements with a chartered surveyor directly.
Chartered Surveyors are trusted professionals who belong to the governing body The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and provide a wide range of services.
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What is a Chartered Surveyor?
RICS Chartered Surveyors are highly trained experts who conduct surveys, checking for structural issues and defects, calculate a property's value and list recommendations for potential problems. They provide impartial, specialist advice relating to residential, commercial and rural properties, providing a diverse range of services.
This can include the RICS Homebuyer report, the RICS Building Survey (for an in-depth look at the condition of a property) or the RICS Condition report (a review of the state of conventional residential property).
Harding Chartered Surveyors in London work with a range of people including homeowners, architects, engineers, property developers and business owners to provide services that protect your investments, ensuring confidence in your decisions.
What do Chartered Surveyors in London do?
London Chartered Surveyors work in various roles connected with land, property and construction.This can include checking properties for structural defects, identifying future issues and valuing properties in the residential, rural and commercial sectors. They can also provide the potential cost of any repairs or remedial work required on the building in question as well as provide advice on environmental considerations.
When visiting a property, a Chartered Surveyor will conduct a detailed assessment before creating a report. You can use their findings to decide whether to go ahead with a purchase or negotiation, to apply for a mortgage, for insurance or property management purposes, to complete renovations or simply to have an accurate professional valuation of the property.
RICS building surveyors provide professional services for a range of individuals and businesses based in London and around the country. Therefore, you should always find a specialist surveyor who can meet your needs. Main areas of specialisation include:
- Commercial property surveyor - inspects, values and provides advice on commercial properties for businesses
- Residential property surveyor - values, inspects and provides advice on houses for private clients
- Party wall surveyor - helps neighbours who share a wall to resolve disputes
- Construction surveyor - advise on large scale constructions such as office buildings
- Rural surveyor - values rural properties such as farms, land and machinery
Chartered Surveyors in London provide surveying services for London-based commercial and residential properties. Local, professional and experienced, they will carry out surveys such as the RICS Homebuyer Report or RICS Building survey to provide you with complete peace of mind, whatever your needs might be. Read more about the RICS and the guidelines that govern Chartered Surveyors in London and the rest of the UK here.
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Difference between a Surveyor and a Chartered Surveyor?
Although the terms ‘surveyor’ and ‘Chartered Surveyor’ may seem to be the same thing, they are not. Anyone in the UK can call themselves a ‘surveyor’, regardless of their qualifications, training, knowledge, experience or lack thereof. Nor do they need to be registered with a governing body or comply with best practice guidelines or standards.
In contrast, the term ‘Chartered Surveyor’ can only be used by those who have undergone rigorous training and have registered with the professional governing body, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. To become a member of the RICS, Chartered Surveyors must have undertaken specific examinations and then passed the respected Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) Assessment to prove their competence.
They must also adhere to their strict rules, guidelines and best practices, and complete the continuing professional development demanded by the RICS. This ensures that customers always receive the highest standard of service as well as complete peace of mind.
When you choose an RICS Chartered Surveyor in London, you know that your investment will be protected, and your financial future will be in safe hands. Any problems such as asbestos, damp, Japanese knotweed, faulty drains, structural problems or roof issues will be identified before they turn into a significant problem.
Established in 1997, Harding Chartered Surveyors is an independent firm of RICS building surveyors in London, who can provide you with the right building survey for your unique needs. Whether you’re buying or selling a home or a residential property, we will provide you with a bespoke building survey that can help support you through the process and protect your London property investment.
Our team consists of RICS Chartered Surveyors and RICS registered valuers who can provide you with a trustworthy, open and honesty building survey to meet your needs and turn that dream of owning a London property into a reality.