A chartered surveyor assesses the condition and value of physical asset including house, construction or planning of new development. They even help companies at the design and execution stages of a construction project with suggestions to maximise the use of available land.
London Chartered surveyors also give advice on renovating a property, getting planning permission or on any kind of environmental issues.
Benefits of employing a chartered surveyor
- You get a professional opinion on vital and expensive property investment
- They are property experts and have experience of working with local authorities
- They assess the condition of existing site or building and produce a report that includes the issues in details, potential solutions and cost
Categories of chartered surveyors
Chartered surveyor profession includes different categories.
- Construction surveyors – They supervise and give advice on vast construction projects like housing estates and office blocks
- Building surveyors – They advise on design considerations and construction of new buildings as well as renovation for existing buildings
- Rural surveyors – They value rural properties like farm and farm machineries as well as advice landowners on how to deal with the local authorities
- Environmental surveyors – They determine and scrutinize the effects of property on environment, for example giving advice to someone, who is constructing a building on contaminated soil.
What qualifications to look for
A degree course accredited by RICS is a must. In addition, select a surveyor with minimum 2 years practical experience prior taking APC exam to become fully qualified. All the London Chartered surveyors undergo rigorous training and qualify to add MRICS credentials in their titles.