Chiltern Associates are a locally based independent chartered surveying practice. We offer a wide range of property services including RICS Surveys, Valuations and Historic Building advice for customers in the Felixstowe area. We draw on years of experience in the local area to provide a thorough surveying service that is second to none.
Not only do we take customer service very seriously we also take time to explain, in detail, all the surveys we produce. This means we go through the report with each client to make sure they fully understand all of the issues in the report, the evidence of them and the implications they may bring to any building purchase. We feel this is a critical part of the surveying process and that it sets us apart from many larger practices. If you would like a truly detailed and clearly explained survey then speak to us today and book your survey.
Chiltern Associates are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and able to provide surveys that meet the high standards of the important organisation. We are also RICS registered valuers.
We have worked for many years throughout Suffolk including Felixstowe, Manningtree and other towns surveying a variety of different property types. We offer a swift and reliable service that will make sure you have the information you need during a purchase or valuation. We draw from extensive local knowledge in order to properly assess each property during a survey. We take into account local issues such a flooding and common building materials so that we can provide a truly accurate and detailed survey. Every area has it’s own issues and it is critical you choose a surveyor that is aware of them all.
Surveying Services Felixtowe
Chiltern Associates offer a range of surveys but if you are looking to buy a property in Felixstowe, there are three main services you may need. The services are as follows; Home Buyer Reports, Building Surveys and Valuations.
We have established a strong reputation for fast and efficient advice when it comes to our Valuations service. This service can be tailored to suit the needs of your situation, whether you are requesting a valuation for a divorce case, probate and any other matters. Complete discretion is provided and the confidentiality of our clients is incredibly important to us.
A Home Buyer Survey is a detailed report normally conducted on a more modern property. The service includes a detailed report that provides an insight into all visible and accessible areas of the property as well as offering up professional advice as to how any repairs and renovations may be undertaken.
The RICS recommends, as do we, that all pre 1900 properties be the subject of a building survey.
When it comes to older properties or properties that have undergone any drastic alterations, a Building Survey provides a thorough assessment of the condition of the property, looking at the structural condition of the property and assessing any immediate or urgent defects present within the property. Chiltern Associates has specialist experience surveying listed and historic properties, meaning that we can offer helpful insight as to the potential problems found within listed and timber framed properties.
Why Do I Need a Survey?
During a property purchase a Mortgage Valuation is normally required, this is a brief report to let the bank know whether or not the property provide sufficient security for the bank to lend upon. There are some instances in which the buyer never actually sees a Mortgage Valuation as it is often done purely for the benefit of the lender. By requesting a detailed survey from a professional surveying practice, you will be provided with a more thorough report showing the condition of the property as well as any and all potential problem areas and defects. It is crucial to understand the difference between a proper survey and a mortgage valuation. One will literally be used to secure the loan the other can and will tell you about any potential problems with the property you may need to factor into your calculations. For example, the bank may not care the garage roof will need replacing in 12 months but the cost could cause you a serious issue when the time came.
Purchasing a property is one of the most important decisions you can make in your lifetime, so it is essential that you gather all the relevant information in order to avoid any potential nasty surprises later on when buying the property.
Chiltern Associates offer a range of services for people looking to purchase a property in the Felixstowe area. Whatever your specific requirements, whether you are looking at a listed or historic property or you are a first time buyer get in touch with one of our professionals today.
To arrange a call back or FREE quote, please fill in the form on this page with your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible, or to speak directly to us today please call 07973 306505. A member of our professional team will happily assist you. We hope to hear from you soon.