Chiltern Associates have many years of experience surveying and working with properties across Suffolk. We take into account all the local geographic and environmental factors found in the local area. We are not affiliated with any large companies or estate agents, ensuring that all advice we provide is professional and impartial. We offer a range of concise and comprehensive surveys for clients looking to purchase a property in Suffolk and the surrounding area. Chiltern Associates are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) giving you complete peace of mind in the level service we provide. We are also RICS registered Valuers.
Having built up a strong reputation around Suffolk including towns like Ipswich, we are proud to offer a truly local and independent service. Having conducted surveys on all manner of residential properties in the local area, we have the experience and the means to provide you with the detailed information you need, when you need it.
As a truly independent surveying practice we feel trust and transparency are absolutely key to the service we offer. All our surveys are detailed, honest and cover every aspect possible. The aim is not to sway clients towards or away from a purchase but to simply provide them with all the information they need to understand the sale in full and all the potential issues. If you would like to discuss a valuation, sale or purchase then please get in touch for a free consultation.
Our work does not stop when the survey is completed and the report sent. We feel it is critical to make sure the client understands the report, the issues raised, the reasons and evidence as well as what they might mean in terms of costs and the sale itself. This is a level of service some larger practices are not able to provide and as such may leave the client unaware of the some important issues.
Why Do I Need a Survey?
When looking at purchasing a property in Suffolk it is important to understand the type of survey you need and why you need one at all. Many people wrongly assume a mortgage valuation is a suitable survey. A Mortgage Valuation is normally required when a potential buyer is considering a property however this does not serve the same purpose as a detailed survey and report. A Mortgage Valuation is a brief report done purely for the benefit of the bank in order to ensure that the property provides sufficient security for the bank to lend upon. It does not go into any detail regarding the condition of the property or look at any potential problem areas. A more detailed assessment is always recommended to make an informed decision on a property.
Choosing to have a homebuyer report or full building survey will give you more detailed information about the condition of the building. This information will include any areas that are in need of repair now or in the near future. This type of information is useful when planning future finances and in some rare cases can allow you to pull out of the purchase if the issues are to large to deal with.
It is important to remember that purchasing a property can be one of the most important investments in your lifetime, so it is essential to enter into negotiations having looked at all the facts beforehand. A report from Chiltern Associates will save you a considerable amount of time and money and give you complete peace of mind at the same time.
We offer three main services for clients looking to purchase a property in the Suffolk area: HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Valuations. Our HomeBuyer service is designed to provide a detailed analysis as to the condition of the property including any noticeable and potential problem areas. This report is focused more towards modern properties and includes advice on how to remedy any problems found as well as pictures documenting the extent of the issues.
A Building Survey is designed to cover property of all ages including listed and historic properties throughout Suffolk. Taking into account the local geographical and weather challenges in the Suffolk area, we offer expert advice on maintaining and renovating older properties and timber framed properties when conducting a survey. Potential problem areas to look out for include older brick walls and their maintenance, rising damp, structural movement and more.
Our team of professional surveyors draw from a wealth of experience valuing local properties in Suffolk so that we can arrange a Valuation on a property in a matter of days. We can tailor the Valuations service to suit divorce cases, probate and other matters with complete discretion provided.
For more information on the range of survey services we provide to clients, please get in touch. You can fill in the form on this page and a member of our team will contact you, or you can call us on 07973 306505 and speak to our surveyors directly.
With first class services offered to clients all throughout Suffolk including Ipswich and further afield, Chiltern Associates have the experience needed to provide our clients with everything they need to make an informed decision when choosing to purchase a property.
So if you’re looking for a chartered surveyor in Suffolk get in touch today for a free quote. We look forward to hearing from you.