Looking for a surveyor in Southend-on-Sea? We’ve helped over 500 home buyers find a property surveyor in the area over the last year.
The average property price in this part of Essex is currently £339,185 according to Rightmove. There are many Victorian and Edwardian properties in the area so if you’re buying an older property, you will need a building survey. This is the most in-depth property survey available and will assess the property’s structure and condition. For modern homes in the Southend-on-Sea, a home buyers survey is suitable.
We can connect you with up to 6 RICS registered surveyors to save you time, money and stress on your move. Each of our partners goes through a strict verification process to ensure you’re only ever matched with a RICS registered chartered surveyor.
Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
We are Surveyor Sorted, an RICS-regulated chartered surveying firm operating across London, Essex, Kent & Hertfordshire.
"The format of the survey is easy to understand and it also listed out the costs of repairing items, which are very useful."
T H P Ltd, Shalford Court, Chelmsford, CM2 6JL
Based in Essex, we are KSP Surveyors. We offer our property surveys across London, the South East and the surrounding areas.
"KSP made the whole process very easy & stress-free from day 1. They responded to emails so quickly & lived up to every promise, including the 4 day turnaround from the survey taking place to issuing the report. Very detailed information provided & a fabulous service all round, I'd definitely recommend them to anyone."
Reliable Property Group
188 Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London, SE13 6QB
Based in London, Reliable Property Group are a RICS registered London chartered surveyors.
Yeung Ching Lam
"I found it from Comparemymove. Reliable is really reliable, highly recommended to people looking for survey services in London."
Cosey Homes Chartered Surveyors
Unit 2, Craig Court, Standish Street, St Helens, WA10 1GJ
Cosey Homes Chartered Surveyors are a RICS registered chartered surveying company. First established in 2003, we have carried out thousands of property surveys all over the country.
"Perfect, fast and easy excellent customer service. Easy to get hold of and constantly updating you on progress"
Elementary Homes Chartered Surveyors
6 Clavering Gardens, West Horndon, Brentwood, CM13 3ND
First established in 2007, Elementary Homes Chartered Surveyors have over 20 years of experience of providing a first-class surveying service throughout Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London and Greater London.
Dhruba Raj Shrestha
" Very pleased with Colins detailed work on report at reasonable price.Highly recommend "
Maydon Associates Building Consultancy
Great Warley, Brentwood, CM13 3AB
Maydon Associates are a firm of chartered building surveyors based in Brentwood in Essex, providing a range of residential surveys throughout London and the Home Counties.
"Wonderful service. Whole process was explained to me in detail with any questions answered quickly. Turnaround of report after survey was really quick (couple of working days). Report itself was very thorough and extremely useful including a list of recommended documents to request via our solicitor. Highly recommend!"
Francis Blackstone Surveyors
69 Gloucester Avenue, Chelmsford, CM2 9DR
Francis Blackstone Surveyors are an experienced surveying company offering our RICS Homebuyers Report and Building Survey across East London, Dartford, Ilford, Romford, Chelmsford, Colchester and Southend-on-Sea.
Houzecheck Ltd, 42-44 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JJ
HouzeCheck are a RICS surveyor offering their expert surveying services across London. We are proud to offer a RICS Home Survey Level 2, RICS Home Survey Level 3 and a Valuation Report.
"Considering Houzecheck wasnt the most expensive quote we received. The report was so thorough and we were pleasantly surprised. I messaged David personally with some concerns on the work that was required he replied instantly and stuck to his word by ringing back by the end of the day. He was very knowledgeable and answered every question and concern I had. I felt confident to discuss my issues with the seller. It has enabled us to continue with the sale but know exactly what work is required by getting quotes and the price of the house to reflect accordingly. I cannot fault Houzecheck. I would definitely recommend to others and use this company again in the future. "
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.
"I conducted Online search via google"
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors
12-18, Theobalds Road , London, WC1X 8SL
Nicholas & Co. Surveyors is a practice of Chartered Surveyors based in central London, covering areas across London and the surrounding areas.
Phoenix Surveyors Limited
Unit 8, Old Forge Court, Colchester Road, Elmstead Market, CO7 7EA
Phoenix Surveyors offer a bespoke service to our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the property surveying industry, our surveyors have plenty of experience to call upon when carrying out your surveys.
"Very thorough. Completely professional. Would recommend and definitely use again."
Tothill Residential Surveying
Minerva Centre, Burnham Road, Maldon, CM9 6NP
Tothill Residential Surveying LTD is an independent surveying practice offering pre-purchase residential surveys across Essex.
4 The Grove, Billericay, CM11 1AU
Here at Oracle Surveyors, we are RICS registered valuers and Chartered Surveyors. We specialise in residential properties and are able to provide you with our knowledge and experience in this field.We cover the following areas - Chelmsford, Colchester, Southend-on-Sea and Romford. Our surveyors work at exceptionally high standards, and you can rest assured that the service you receive from us is accurate.
"Chris was the first company to phone me up and talk me through the process (which wasn't just a blanket email). He was very friendly and understanding throughout the whole process. Especially, when we had to push the date of the survey back another week. On the day, Chris called to go through the survey as soon as he was finished. He explained everything perfectly and was incredibly helpful. It also only took a couple of days to receive the survey! Overall, Chris and his team were great, friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend Oracle Surveyors for your next survey. We will certainly be using them again if we decide to move in the future!A***** "
Escape Surveyors Ltd
Escape Surveyors Ltd, 282 Leigh Road, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 1BW
Escape Surveyors are a small, independent RICS regulated surveying firm based in Leigh-on-sea, Essex. Our director and surveyor Jade has comprehensive construction and building pathology knowledge.
"Excellent would absolutely recommend brilliant service. Jade carried out the survey on Friday and I had the report back on Monday. So many pictures which I loved as I could see every little detail. "
Sheeley Surveying Services
17 Sedgefield Way, Braintree, CM7 1XB
Here at Sheeley Surveying Services, we are on hand to assist you with all your surveying needs. Covering areas including Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Stevenage and Southend-on-Sea, we are able to help many clients on a daily basis.Our team is full of reliable and trusted surveyors that can provide accurate RICS surveys. Whether you need a level 2 or 3 Home Survey, our professional surveyors offer this service. We can also provide you with a RICS valuation that provides peace of mind when buying or selling a property.
"I found Robert Sheeley online, out of many other surveyor companies I decided to buy a level 3 Home Buyer Survey from Rob because he wasnt trying to be pushy and just sell to me. Rob was professional from the start and the survey that he provided was so useful to make finalising my decision on buying my next home, Rob even went beyond his scope of work and helped me with finding reputable companies to get reliable quotes for the repairs that were needed to the property Im buying Are you looking for a certified, professional and reliable Surveyor for your next home purchase? Id truly recommend Robert Sheeley for a well informed home buyers Survey It was an absolute pleasure to have worked with you Rob, all the best"
Katoli Building Surveyors Ltd
3 Woodland Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2AT
Katoli Building Surveyors Ltd boasts over 30 years of experience in the industry and serves areas across London, Kent, Suffolk, and Essex. These include Romford, Dartford, and Ilford.
Heyes Chartered Surveyors
The Stables, 213 Ashley Road, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 9TB
Heyes Chartered Surveyors provide regulated RICS Home Surveys and Specialist Surveying Services. We serve customers across Manchester, Oldham, Bolton, Crewe, Stockport, Wigan and Warrington.
To further help with your move to Southend-on-Sea, we have found the most popular survey types for our movers and for what properties. It’s important you understand which survey type is best suited for the property you plan to buy.
Compare My Move’s data shows that the majority of our Southend-on-Sea movers required a homebuyers survey, with 30% needing one for a semi-detached home. A further 20% needed a homebuyers survey for a terraced property, whilst only 5% needed one for a detached property.
Only 30% of Compare My Move Southend-on-Sea movers needed a building survey for their move, with 25% of these needing one for their semi-detached property. 5% of movers needed a building survey for a terraced property and a further 5% needed one for a flat.
Before you buy property in Southend-on-Sea, it’s important to learn about the historical architecture as this will give you a good idea on the survey type you will need. Southend-on-Sea offers a variety of property types including huge Edwardian semi-detached homes and Victorian semi-detached and terraced properties.
If you’re buying an older Edwardian or Victorian property, you will need a building survey. Older properties built over 80 years ago will require an in-depth assessment before you purchase them as they’re likely to have some hidden defect and damage to the structure or condition.
Buying existing properties as opposed to new builds in Southend-on-Sea is in more demand, with 173 sales of existing properties in May 2020 with just 1 sale of a new build. There are also 150 listed buildings and 14 conservation areas in Southend-on-Sea. if in the unlikely event you’re buying a listed building, you will need a listed building survey.
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Subsidence is the sinking of the soil of a property’s foundations and is a homeowners worst nightmare. It can devalue a property greatly, making it difficult to sell a house in the future. You’ll need to hire a property surveyor for your move to Southend-on-Sea as they will highlight if there is a sign of subsidence or other structural issues.
Geobear’s UK subsidence map shows that Southend-on-Sea has some subsidence issues. There are a variety of factors that can cause subsidence, including weather, clay soil, shallow foundations and the area being densely populated. A Map of the Distribution of Clay Over the UK shows that Essex has the highest level of hazard at Level E, with a high risk of soil shrinking and swelling.
Don’t underestimate the importance of a property survey for your Southend-on-Sea move. You should look for signs of subsidence in the form of cracks in the walls. If you spot this straight away you will need a building survey. If the house is fairly modern with no obvious signs of damage, then a homebuyers survey should be enough.
Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant that grows quickly and can even force its way through concrete and into a property’s foundations. It can devalue a property as well as posing a threat to sensitive skin. Before you buy or rent a property in Southend-on-Sea, it’s important to learn if there is a presence of the plant.
Environet’s UK Japanese Knotweed map shows that there is a high presence of Japanese Knotweed in Southend-on-Sea, with 24 occurrences of the plant within 4km of the town. Don’t attempt to remove the plant yourself, as you could make it worse. Get information from your local council and contact a professional to come and remove it.
If you think the property you plan to buy could suffer from Japanese Knotweed, hire a property surveyor who will let you know of any issues and defects with the property. Both a building survey and homebuyers survey will be able to reveal if there is a problem with the plant.
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