A guide to hiring a chartered surveyor

‘What is a chartered surveyor and why do I need one?’

A chartered surveyor assesses the condition and value of something like a house or construction project. They’re also well suited to advise you on planning permission requirements, property renovation and environmental impact.

Why do I need one?

There are a number of reasons that you might want to hire Chartered Surveyor. One of the most common reasons is for a detailed building survey. There are specialist surveyors out there who are best suited to certain work. For example a rural surveyor is best suited to survey a farm and its assets, and a city surveyor could survey apartment projects.

A surveyor is also ideal for someone looking for assistance throughout a construction project. They can help the business or individual make the most out of the space available, find potential issues, help with planning permissions etc.

Building a house or office for example is a big investment on your part. It’s vital that you have someone with you who can provide a professional opinion. Without one, mistakes could be made that cost you and set the project back.

Where can I find one?

You should always make sure that the chartered surveyor you’re looking to hire belongs to the professional body, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Their site also has a search function allowing you to see the accredited surveyors in your area.

Remember, there are surveyors who specialise in certain areas like the environment, so consider your project, its needs and then decide on what type of surveyor is tight for you. Some categories include:

  • Environmental
  • Rural
  • Building
  • Construction

Here at Chiltern-Associates we’ve been providing chartered surveyors to historic areas for years. So if you’re looking for advice, or would like to hire our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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