Looking for a surveyor in the city of Bristol? In the last year, we have helped over 800 home buyers find a property surveyor in the hometown of Banksy.
Bristol is host to a plethora of residential properties, ranging from Tudor homes to Victorian and Edwardian houses. With the average property price in the city currently at £276,751, buyers will want to be sure they are making a sound investment. Enlisting the services of a property surveyor, whether it be for a RICS Level 2 or 3 Survey, can be invaluable.
We can connect you with up to 6 RICS registered property surveyors, all verified by our dedicated business team. This ensures that you will only be matched with the best Bristol property surveyors.
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors
9 Copsem Drive, Esher, KT10 9HD
Prinsegate Chartered Surveyors is a firm of RICS chartered surveyors, specialising in Full Building Surveys in Surrey and London, offering industry-leading standards of customer service.
"All good, no problems , very helpful "
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.
"Listed by CompareMyMove, otherwise would not have found them."
The Residential Consultancy
10 Holmwood Gardens, Bristol, BS9 3EB
The Residential Consultancy are a Bristol based independent firm of Chartered Surveyors & Registered Valuers.
"An very comprehensive report and the discussion afterwards helped me understand the issues and relative importance of the things uncovered by the report. I felt very well informed to make decisions about the property."
3 Counties Surveyors
342 Bloomfield Rd, Bath, BA2 2PB
3 Counties Surveyors have over 20 years of experience in the property surveying industry. That’s why 3 Counties Surveyors are proud to provide a first-class, cost-effective and trusted property surveying service,
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."
H/O Redruth House , Cornwall Business Park West , Truro, TR16 5EZ
Steren Surveyors are an independent firm of surveyors is based in Truro, Cornwall, specialises in home surveys, valuations and providing residential property advice throughout Cornwall.
Countrywide Home Surveys
Title Absolute Ltd, Broadhurst House, Manchester, M1 6EU
With over 450 in-house RICS qualified surveyors, Countrywide Home Surveys operates one of the largest, most trusted property surveying and valuation practices in the UK.
"Very easy to deal with quick and very accommodating, Easy to understand "
Avenue Building Consultancy
Henleaze Business Centre, Henleaze House, Bristol, BS9 4PN
Avenue Building Consultancy serves Bristol, offering quality RICS home surveys. Whether you’re buying or selling property, you need to ensure that the building is a sound investment.
Top Surveyors, 23 Whitestone Way, Croydon, CR0 4WF
Top Surveyors are professional surveyors who offer a full range of valuation, survey and panel management services. Through innovative collaboration and vital knowledge and experience in the industry, our surveyors work in partnership to meet all of your specific needs.
SDBF Building Consultancy Ltd
Salisbury Diocesan Board Of Finance, Church House, Salisbury, SP1 2QB
SDBF Building Consultancy Ltd is a firm of RICS registered Chartered Surveyors based in the south of England. We are an independent, multi-disciplinary practice, offering a wide range of professional property surveys.
Home Buyer Surveying Ltd
Squirrels Drey, Kingsdown Grove, Corsham, SN13 8BN
Home Buyer Surveying Ltd are a RICS Registered residential surveying firm covering the areas of Bristol, Bath and Swindon.
Edwin Lake Chartered Surveyors
Mirabelle, Entry Hill Drive, Bath, BA2 5NJ
Edwin Lake Chartered Surveyors is an independent residential property surveying practice with offices in Bath, Bristol and Salisbury.
"Very helpful and user-friendly service. I chose them because in their first email they wrote that they would handle all admin based on the information I had already given, and they did. It really was effortless from my end - the first (and probably only) time I've experienced that in the house purchasing process. Report seemed thorough and the photos at the end are very useful. Thanks "
RH Seel & Co
Desg, 11-13 Penhill Road, Cardiff, CF11 9PQ
RH Seel & Co is a Cardiff-based surveyor that serves the Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, and Newport areas. Established in 1898, we are one of the largest independent property specialists, offering an array of survey and valuation services.
Compare My Move’s data found that 76% of our users hired a property surveyor to undertake a RICS Level 2 Survey on their prospective home. The RICS Level 2 Survey provides an overview of the condition of the property, but does not provide the depth and thoroughness of a full RICS Level 3 Survey.
However, despite the high number of older properties within Bristol, just 24% of our users enlisted a surveyor to conduct a RICS Level 3 Survey. Properties over 100 years old, those made of unconventional materials, properties that have had extensive work or homes in less than perfect condition are all candidates for a RICS Level 3 Survey.
The risk of not having the correct survey on your prospective home is that potential issues and expensive repairs may be required further down the line, which may have been avoided if a RICS Level 3 Survey had taken place prior to purchase. Terraced houses, which are seen in abundance in and around the centre of Bristol, showed the highest number of both RICS Level 2 Surveys (30%) and RICS Level 3 Surveys (9%) according to our data.
Flats had the least amount of RICS Level 3 Surveys in the area, at less than 2%. Only 9% of RICS Level 2 Surveys were taken out on flats. Detached and Semi-detached houses saw 9% and 26% of RICS Level 2 Surveys respectively. Meanwhile, just 3% of users organised a RICS Level 3 Survey on a detached property in Bristol, with 11% doing so for a semi-detached home.
Bristol has the highest concentration of heritage assets of any of the core cities, with 312 Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and over a third of the city lying within designated conservation areas. The city is rich in architectural history, so much so that there is even a specific style of architecture known as “Bristol Byzantine”, developed in the 1850s.
Featuring Tudor, Stewart, Georgian, Victorian and Brutalist architecture, the city’s buildings reflect the vast history of the city and the surrounding area. These existing structures have proved to be more popular with home buyers.
Bristol City Council cites the colourful terraced houses ascending the hills of Totterdown or Clifton Woof as one of the defining aspects of Bristol. This type of property, built before 1919, makes up over half the houses in the city. Homebuyers should be aware that many period properties have undergone renovations to accommodate for modern life, some of which can have a negative effect on the building. Cheaper materials and poor workmanship can devalue a beautiful property, so bare this in mind when viewing potential homes.
Depending on the age and condition of the building, it will be recommended that you organise a RICS Level 3 Survey on the property you wish to purchase, regardless of its location within Bristol. However, with more modern homes, most of which are built outside of the city boundaries, a RICS Level 2 Survey may suffice.
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Subsidence occurs when the ground beneath a property compresses or sinks, resulting in an unbalanced foundation. This causes the property to become misaligned. In Bristol, where a large number of residential properties are terraced houses, this can have an effect on the surrounding houses, causing damage on a bigger scale.
Not only can subsidence affect the value of the properties, but it can also make the buildings entirely unsafe and uninhabitable. A RICS Level 3 Survey will be able to highlight any subsidence concerns, so be sure to read your survey report carefully, taking note of any issues raised.
Bristol Post reported in July 2018 that a warning had been issued by Hamilton Fraser, who provide insurance services to the private rented sector, that shortage of rain had been putting properties at an increased risk of subsidence.
It was found that modern properties were less at risk, but the Victorian and Edwardian homes situated in Bristol could be affected due to having shallower foundations. If this is a concern you have regarding a property you are looking to purchase, hiring an experienced surveyor to conduct a RICS Level 3 Survey would be strongly advisable.
Bristol is considered a “hot spot” for Japanese Knotweed, with reports of 364 infestations with a 4km radius of the city centre in spring last year. The fast-growing and destructive plant can reduce the value of a home by 10% - and many mortgage providers won’t agree to a loan if Japanese Knotweed is present within the parameters of the property.
Knotweed removal company Environet UK said in a statement (to the Bristol Post) that the knotweed problem in Bristol’s rich heritage as a busy port. Ships often returned from Japan loaded with ballast to help improve stability on the water, which may have been contaminated with Japanese knotweed. This has caused the plant to establish itself in the Bristol area and spread rapidly.
The founder and MD of Environet, Nic Seal, went on to say that in addition to the city centre, Japanese knotweed could be found in suburbs such as Clifton and Leigh Woods.
So, if you are looking to book one of our local surveyors make sure to check the report for any signs of Japanese Knotweed, within both the boundaries of the property you are looking to purchase and any neighbouring grounds.
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