I am a 52 year old surveyor living just outside Billericay, Essex, with a vast wealth of experience, having been involved in the construction and the house building industry since leaving school, and now specialising in comprehensive and affordable surveys for the home buyer. I am an independent surveyor, with no corporate handcuffs or time restraints, and can therefore give a better value-for-money service.
My reputation has been built on providing a reliable and personal service to all my clients, big or small, corporate or private. I don't subcontract work, so I take full responsibility for the services that I provide, leaving you free to concentrate on your own day-to-day business.
Speed, efficiency and attention to detail are the keystones of my practice, so you can have the confidence to rely on me to deliver on time, on budget and with the minimum of fuss.
“80 percent of people do not get a proper survey.”
People think a lender's valuation survey checks condition - It doesn't !!
A third of people said that they had missed a problem because it had not occurred to them to look!
Sellers don't have to tell you about problems – common cover-ups include painting over damp, putting furniture in front of cracks, rugs on floor problems... the list goes on.
The Property Misconceptions Act 1991 states that estate agents can't be misleading, but they don't have to reveal problems either.
A survey is vital as there are some problems you just can't confirm for yourself. Even if you suspect damp or subsidence, only a surveyor can tell you for sure.
Of those who have a Survey:
44% negotiated money off
10% ensured the problem was corrected
25% of people said if they had known about a problem, they would have tried to negotiate a discount
10% said they wouldn't have bought the property at all
25% of people felt that problems had been hidden from them