Chartered Surveyor Services

Why obtain a Surveyor's report?

Any buyer considering a substantial purchase should take advice. In the majority of cases a property is the largest single purchase any of us undertake, and it therefore makes sense to obtain as much information as possible before making a commitment.

When buying a home with the assistance of a mortgage the lender will probably obtain a valuation report to confirm the property offers reasonable security for the loan. That valuation, although carried out by a qualified valuer (and often paid for by the buyer) is intended solely to satisfy the requirements of the lender. It provides brief details based on a limited inspection. Even if a copy of the inspection report is received there is insufficient detail available to provide the buyer with a sound basis upon which to make a decision.

Why use an independent Surveyor?

The valuation report obtained by the mortgage lender may be obtained from an 'in-house' staff valuer, an associated firm of valuers or a corporate organisation. Island Property Consultants is an independent company of chartered valuation surveyors, that can act on your behalf to provide a totally impartial report tailored to your specific needs. The details and advice given will allow you to reach a decision, uninfluenced by external considerations.

Points to consider:

  1. Is the Surveyor acting for you exclusively?
  2. Do you wish to choose your own Surveyor?
  3. Are you confident that your Surveyor is not influenced by external factors?

Independent Surveyors will:

  1. Agree the cost in advance.
  2. Agree a timetable.
  3. Discuss the contents of the report with you after the inspection.
  4. Take into account alterations that you may be contemplating and tailor the report to your needs.

Home buyer report / private survey report

Island Property Consultants is able to provide either the Home Buyer service (in a standard format designed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) or a private survey highlighting significant defects and commenting upon items of disrepair.

Lease renewals & Rent Reviews

We recognise the importance of lease renewals and rent reviews for both landlord and tenant. Our recommendations are based on detailed market knowledge and an understanding of leases, as well as statute and case law. Reporting is tailored to client needs and we work closely with our clients to formulate strategy. In the event of dispute, we are experienced in the preparation of cases for independent expert or arbitration work submissions. Our clients include institutional landlords, property companies, private investors and major retailers.

Our advice includes:

  • Negotiating rent reviews.
  • Negotiating lease renewals.
  • Preparing reports for arbitrators.
  • Acting as an expert witness.
  • Appearing at oral hearings.