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What is a Chartered Surveyor, and Do You Need One?

10th October 2022

Dealing with property involves many legalities and procedures, which can feel overwhelming. If you are unsure whether you need a chartered surveyor, here is some information to help you decide.

What is a Chartered Surveyor?

Chartered Surveyors deal with many areas of building and land, including land surveying, property development and property management, agricultural and planning and building and quantity surveying. They are property specialists who are members of RICS - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

There are different kinds of chartered surveyors, so it is important to ensure you are enlisting the services of the right one for your needs. Types of chartered surveyors include:

  • ØLand surveyor.
  • ØEnvironmental surveyor.
  • ØRural Practice surveyor.
  • ØQuantity surveyor.
  • ØParty Wall surveyor.
  • ØPlanning and Development surveyor.
  • ØValuation surveyor.
  • ØCommercial surveyor

Chartered Surveyor – Do I Need One?

You may wonder if you need to use a chartered surveyor. If you are looking for a valuation of a renovation project, a charted surveyor is required. Depending on the type of surveyor you employ, they can issue professional valuations on the land, buildings and machinery.

They can also provide specialist advice on the initial design of a construction job. While this will cost, it can save considerable money once the project is underway as you will know how to plan the work and get the most from all elements. The surveyor can check the conditions of construction sites and provide detailed reports that explain potential issues and ways to manage the cost efficiently.

If you are undertaking a building project, you should use a qualified chartered surveyor from the planning stage onwards.

The Benefits of Employing a Chartered Surveyor

There are many benefits to using a chartered surveyor. These include:

  • They provide accurate, detailed valuations
  • They offer expert advice
  • They are skilled at assessing all elements of construction projects
  • They can help you plan from the initial design stage
  • They can advise you on legal requirements
  • They offer bespoke, specialist advice on your individual project and circumstances
  • They can offer cost-saving advice
  • Their input can save time
  • Their input enhances the efficiency of the project
  • They can detail potential stumbling blocks and suggest solutions

If you are unsure of the type of survey your construction project requires, it is always best to consult a professional, such as Taylor Freeman Kataria.

Contact Taylor Freeman Kataria on 0208 5999911.

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