If you're buying or selling a property, it's best to get a valuation first. A Chartered Surveyor can provide a report of the property and detail any defects and estimated costs of repairs for any prospective purchaser. Some insurance companies will demand you have a property survey done before they will agree to insure it. Chartered Surveyors Watford can provide you with a homebuyer's report so you can make an informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying a property, decide what is a reasonable price to pay for the property, take account of any repairs or replacements a property may need and consider whether you need any further advice before exchanging contracts.
Landlords can also seek help from Chartered Surveyors; they can offer advice on suitable levels of rent, lease renewals and service charges.
Chartered Surveyors Watford also provide assistance and services about the conversion of properties, whether it's for residential purposes, e.g. converting a barn into a dwelling or converting your loft space into an additional bedroom or office or for commercial purposes such as converting an old storage facility into a deluxe eatery. With a lot of property ventures you'll need planning permission. A Chartered Surveyor can supply information with regards to changing planning, helping you through every step of the planning process, with smart advice and recommendations with the aim of getting planning consent.
Chartered Surveyors are also able to deal with all matters under the Party Wall Etc Act 1996. If you are intending to build on or close to a boundary which is shared with a neighbouring property or are planning work on a shared wall, floor or ceiling, advice from a suitably qualified person should be sought prior to the commencement of works. The act also covers excavations made less than 6 metres from an adjoining structure. A Chartered Surveyor will be able to advise as to your rights and the correct written procedures that should be undertaken.
When looking for a good Chartered Surveyor Always be sure to examine their qualifications. Established firms of Chartered Surveyors, Architects and Arbitrators are more than happy to help with any issues you may have even if you are not located in their local region. The most impressive firms will have years of experience and be members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and ensure a top notch service and sound, impartial advice.