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Bournemouth is a popular seaside town that has a variety of property types, including many Edwardian and Victorian homes, with an average property price of £339,486 according to Rightmove.
As many buildings were converted into flats in the late 20th Century, it’s vital you instruct a property surveyor to conduct either a homebuyers or building survey to assess the building’s structure.
We can connect with up to 5 RICS registered property surveyors who have been verified by our dedicated team before joining our network, ensuring you only get connected with the best Bournemouth property surveyors.
Coomber Associates Ltd
69 Richmond Park Avenue, Bournemouth, BH8 9DN
Coomber Associates Ltd is a RICS regulated firm of Chartered Surveyors based in Bournemouth with expert industry knowledge, offering range of Surveying services including RICS Home Survey Level 2 and Level 3.
"Prompt and professional service. Very comprehensive and detailed report"
The Thatch, 3 Dock Lane, Cambridge, CB25 9JF
Based in Cambridge, Camsure Homes provide our RICS homebuyer report (Level 2 Survey), building survey (level 3 Survey) and valuation across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and parts of Bedfordshire.
"Had a call from the surveyor to give us an overview as he left the house, and then had the survey results back that afternoon - couldn't ask for more."
Bartley West Limited
Bartley West, Unit 12, Woodlands, SO40 7GY
Bartley West Limited are a MRICS regulated chartered surveyors offering a RICS homebuyer report (Level 2 Survey) across the South of England.
"The company were very helpful and courteous. All my problems solved with polite answers every time I have contacted them . But your questionnaire is flawed . As I dont intend to move .. asking for my moving date ? And not being allowed to move on through the questions unless I answer ,,,, please adjust accordingly. "
1 Bellows Cottages Bellows Cross, Bellows Cross, Wimborne, BH21 5RR
Based in Dorset, Searchlight Surveyors is a small and friendly surveying practice. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, providing peace of mind to prospective home-buyers.
"Simon was very friendly and helpful explaining the answers to our queries. The report was detailed and useful."
Trent House, 234 Victoria Road, Stoke On Trent, ST4 2LW
MCL Surveying is a family-run professional chartered surveyor based in Stoke on Trent. We are RICS regulated and pride ourselves on delivering a first-class property surveying service.
"Good communication and service."
Design & Build Group
Unit B1 Arena Business Centre, Arena Business Centre, Wimborne, BH21 7UH
With over 30 years of experience in the construction and surveying industry, Design & Build Group is a professional property and construction consultancy offering quality surveying services across Bournemouth.
"Kept me informed and replied to emails promptly. Survey was clear and informative. Survey was completed quickly."
30 Caledon Road, Poole, BH14 9NN
Founded in 2004, Samways Surveying aims to provide professional RICS Home Survey Level 3 (Building Surveys) across Poole.
Countrywide Surveying Services
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Surveying Services operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"No fuss. Everything as it should be."
Nuven Surveyors Ltd
Unit 23 Graylands Estate, Graylands Estate, Horsham, RH12 4QD
Nuven Surveyors Ltd are a team of experienced Chartered Surveyors and RICS Valuers located across Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Kent.
"Efficient and helpful service. Report and surveyor provided helpful advice on next steps tailored to the property"
Countryview Chartered Surveyors
6 Crown Square, Poundbury, Dorchester, DT1 3EN
Countryview Chartered Surveyors is an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors. We specialise in the survey and valuation of residential properties throughout the counties of Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Our dedicated Compare My Move team discovered that over 70% of our users hired a property surveyor to complete a Homebuyers Survey on the property they were viewing in Bournemouth. The Homebuyers Survey will provide an overview of the condition of the building, allowing you to uncover a variety of potential issues. However, this type of survey is not as thorough as a Building Survey.
Despite there being a high number of older properties in Bournemouth, the Building Survey was the least popular type with only around 30% of our users requesting one. If the property you’re interested in is over 80-years old, has had extensive work done, is made of unconventional material or is simply in ‘bad’ condition, then you will likely require a Building Survey to uncover any hidden or major damage.
Having an incorrect property survey conducted on your property can be a great risk. Potential issues could go unnoticed, meaning you may face a hefty repair bill further down the line of owning the home. Victorian homes such as terrace houses and traditionally styled semi-detached homes are quite popular throughout Bournemouth. Whilst semi-detached homes had one of the highest numbers of building surveys conducted (13.16%), terrace homes had the lowest percentage (3.95%).
For Homebuyer Surveys, semi-detached and detached homes had the highest number of users requesting them, both sitting at 22.37%. Whilst there are a number of converted flats throughout Bournemouth, only 15.79% of users organised a Homebuyers Survey for this type of home. Property surveys can be vital for those purchasing converted or redeveloped homes as the excessive amount of work done can weaken the property’s structure over time.
For the last 150 years, Bournemouth has been a popular seaside resort in the UK, attracting many tourists and potential homeowners. Its gradual growth has meant many areas have been redeveloped, providing more residential properties to view. From seaside villas with the signature deckchair stripes to modern, converted flats, the town has it all.
Bournemouth still contains traditional Edwardian and Victorian homes as well as recently redeveloped houses. These buildings may require a building survey if they are older than 50 years or have been redeveloped multiple times. Having to ‘keep up with the times’ to attract tourists, many Bournemouth properties have been updated which can sometimes put a strain on the building’s foundations, creating complications that a building survey will uncover.
If you’re one of the house-hunters searching for these older homes, don’t forget to take into account the cost of their upkeep as well as the property’s age. These traditional homes are very popular in Bournemouth, with 478 existing properties being sold in January 2020 according to the Land Registry. Despite their modern design, only 5 new build homes were sold.
There are approximately 235 listed buildings in Bournemouth, so it’s important to research the property you’re interested in before committing to the purchase. It’s important to note that if you’re interested in purchasing a Listed Building, you can’t simply organise a property survey. You would require a Listed Building Survey from a specialist surveyor. There are also 20 conservation areas in Bournemouth, some of which will contain residential properties.
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Subsidence occurs when the ground begins to compress or sink, creating an unbalanced foundation for the property on top. This causes misalignment in the property’s foundation and cracks begin to form around windows and door frames. As Bournemouth is a coastal resort, it’s important to be aware of the signs of subsidence due to the unstable ground and extreme changes in temperature.
Subsidence is a dreaded word amongst homeowners as it can affect the building’s overall value and safety. A building survey would be able to highlight any signs of subsidence and thoroughly check the property’s foundations.
According to the GeoBear UK Subsidence Map, Bournemouth is not a high-risk area for subsidence. The centre of the town has previously shown issues but they are still only labelled as a low to medium risk.
This doesn’t minimise the importance of organising a property survey, however, as any signs of subsidence is a cause for concern and should be inspected. An experienced surveyor can conduct a full property survey to analyse the property and it’s foundations to see if subsidence has or could cause any damage.
According to the Environet Japanese Knotweed Map, Bournemouth does not have any major hotspots for this dangerous plant. This fast-growing plant can reduce the value of a home by up to 10% with many mortgage lenders denying homeowners a loan if Japanese Knotweed is found on the property.
Luckily, not many homeowners in Bournemouth will have to worry about this as most of the area if free of Japanese Knotweed. There are 2 main hotspots, one located close to Christchurch, but even these are at low to medium risk. Previous areas that have seen issues with Japanese Knotweed have been public parks and green spaces, meaning it has been the local council’s responsibility to clear the intrusive plant.
Despite it being a rarity, if you suspect there is Japanese Knotweed on your Bournemouth property, it would be wise to consult with a property surveyor as the plant can lead to major structural problems.
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