Property can be a really complex business, even simple things like putting your residence on the market can certainly still have it’s set
backs and these days, with all the ever increasing regulations, it really is really tough to know where to start. Chartered surveyors cover each and every aspect of property and building
consultancy so regardless of if it’s an investigation into a restrictive covenant that is required, advice on property conversion or simply a full building survey chartered surveyors will provide
a competent, comprehensive service to cover all aspects of your property requirements.
If you intend on putting your home on the market you're going to be required to have a property valuation carried out by a chartered surveyor who will produce an intensive report of your dwelling and outline any specific defects and predicted expenses of repairs for the future buyers. Chartered surveyors will also help with restrictive covenants, which can, frequently, present a real challenge when attempting to market your property. Usually a property survey will also be needed for insurance policy purposes and in some cases, sadly, for probate purposes. Chartered surveyors will also put together a homebuyers report on properties available for purchase to give the potential buyer an indication as to whether the property or home in question is good value for money.
Chartered surveyors can supply expert services for landlords, addressing issues such as reviewing rent and service charges, lease renewals and confirming that tenants both in residential and commercial leased properties are adhering to the stipulations and regulations set out in the tenancy agreement.
Chartered surveyors also provide support and services on the conversion process of buildings, regardless of whether it’s for domestic purposes, for instance converting a barn into a residence or converting your attic space into an additional bedroom or workspace or for commercial purposes such as converting an former warehouse into a high-class restaurant. With many property undertakings you will require planning permission and chartered surveyors remain well informed of the continually changing policies to make sure they remain one step ahead. A chartered surveyor will help you through every single stage of the daunting procedure of applying for planning permission, providing sound advice and recommendations, in the purpose of receiving the desired outcome. If your planning application is denied then the chartered surveyor will aid you through the steps involved in appealing if this is the avenue you want to take.
Other aspects covered by chartered surveyors involve analyzing and issuing party wall awards for those who are intending to build on a boundary which is shared with a neighbouring property or are considering work on a shared wall, flooring or ceiling. This too applies if you intend to excavate a portion of a property that is within 6 metres of an adjoined building. A chartered surveyor will be able to work through the Party Wall Act 1996 with you and advise you of your legal rights. Any kind of party wall notice you want to issue should be done so no less than two months prior to the commencement of the work.
When searching for a professional chartered surveyor always ensure that you check their expertise and qualifications. You will find a very professional organization of chartered surveyors, architects and arbitrators located in the Watford area who would be more than willing to assist with questions you may have even if you are not based in the Watford area yourself. The Watford based chartered surveyors have many years experience and are members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and assure a superior quality service or just sound, impartial advice.
For more information about Chartered Surveyors Watford, visit http://www.architectscorporation.co.uk.