Our guide to choosing a Chartered Surveyor in London


Are you buying a property in London? Do you require a Red Book Valuation? Do you have a party wall and need advice? A Chartered Surveyor plays an important role in most property matters and we have prepared a simple guide on the types of services we can offer and some important considerations when choosing a Chartered Surveyor.

The basics

A Chartered Surveyor is a Property Professional who plays an important role in a multitude of matters.

All practising Chartered Surveyors must be qualified and are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Most companies will display the RICS logo or you might see the words MRICS or FRICS after a Chartered Surveyors name. You can search for a Chartered Surveyor in London via the RICS website.

What do you want?

Chartered Surveyors offer a range of professional services. For example you might be looking to extend the lease on your flat and require a Chartered Surveyor in London to assist on the lease renewal process and adjuring the correct premium payable and negotiations. You may require a building survey or homebuyers report if you are purchasing a property and have any concerns; or you might be thinking of excavating your basement and require assistance from a Chartered Surveyor on party wall matters.   Other services can include valuations, rent reviews, rating appeals, enfranchisement, project management, schedules of dilapidations amongst other services!

Chartered Surveyors generally specialise in certain disciplines or services. It is therefore important to find a Chartered Surveyor in London with specialist experience and a reputation in the service you require.

Shop around

Before instructing a Chartered Surveyor in London, we recommend obtaining some quotes first.   You are then able to compare and contrast between companies and spot any areas that need clarifying.   Talk to the Chartered Surveyor about their experience and knowledge. Do they have any experience in your type of property?

Davis Brown is one of the longest standing independent property consultants in Fitzrovia and with over 150 years combined experience; we believe we offer our clients a valuable and professional service. Our surveyors are regulated by the RICS and we take great pride in being part of this professional organisation.

Should you wish to get in touch, please contact us on 020 7637 1066.

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