Downsizing your house and
home review and how
we can help you
Independent Building Surveyors
If you are in the process of purchasing or selling a property whether you are downsizing or not 1stAssociated.co.uk can provide help and advice with regard to pre-sale building surveys, structural surveys, home buyers reports, independent valuations, property surveys, engineers reports, structural reports, specific defects report or any other property matters.
Why have an independent building survey?
Always have an independent building survey as this will highlight any property problems. Caveat emptor means buyer beware and is why you need to have a building survey to find out if there are any problems within the property; the estate agent certainly will not advise you of any.
Remember the building Surveyor that you employ will be the only person working for you with your interests at heart.
Free phone 0800 298 5424
What do the circles and ovals mean in our building surveys?
Many photographs and surveying sketches
Why were the couple selling their property?
As our lives change so do our living environments and when young with expanding families we often look to move to larger properties then as time goes by and the extra space is no longer required we frequently look to downsize.
At 1stAssociated.co.uk we carry out structural surveys for many couples and individuals wishing to downsize and are available to help with this important move to a new home. Often this move will be the last property move whereby in the past the criteria was to be close to work, schools and family etc the location choice may be to be near to family or close to a chosen location such as a seaside town to enjoy retirement years.
Decision to Sell your current home?
Search for a smaller home
When downsizing as when moving at anytime in your life you will need to decide on the essential and desirable criteria of your new property.
When a couple downsized recently their criteria was as follows:
Essential property criteria
Other surveying articles that may be of interest
The following articles may be of interest to you, but don't forget that we have written articles on many different areas of property:
Bungalows are ideal
As independent Surveyors we have carried out many surveys on bungalows which are very popular when couples or individuals decide to downsize. A property search for bungalow can take some time as with any property to find the ideal property which meets most of your essential criteria and if lucky some of your desirable criteria.
A three bedroom 1930s semi-detached bungalow in Middlesex set in an area of similar properties as well as houses with the front garden given over to off road parking and in good internal decorative order after viewing was decided to be an ideal property to down size to. 1 st Associated.co.uk was delighted to help with a full structural survey on the shortlisted property whereby the property in its entirety is scrutinised for any structural issues.
Our building survey is essential
An Independent Building Surveyor is completely impartial and does not work for banks, building societies, or any form of mortgage lender. A building survey that we carry out means that any problems or issues with the property will be found and the sellers can either decide to rectify some or all of these issues before the sale of the property or adjust the sale price accordingly.
Always meet your Surveyor at the property
When you enlist the help of an independent Surveyor to help you with your decision to buy or not to buy a property we always recommend that you take the time to go along to the property to meet the Surveyor. A meeting with the Surveyor can help as you can talk to them about any property issues as well as pointing out your concerns and aspirations for the property.
Cash property purchase
A cash purchase of a property is always a good situation to be in as this will help to speed up the process of purchasing a new home as you will not be dependent upon a mortgage lender. The decision is of course an important choice parting with your life savings for a dream property so a structural survey is essential to make sure that the property is structurally sound and there are no hidden property issues.
Buying properties near stamp duty levels
The bungalow was valued close to stamp duty level which is often a tactic when selling a property to encourage a sale. We find that often prices are drawn to stamp duty level rather than being what the actual property is worth so to have an independent Surveyor help to make sure you are buying property for the right price rather than to the nearest stamp duty level is important.
Independent Building Surveyors
We are experienced independent building Surveyors who are knowledgeable in carrying out structural surveys on all types, styles and eras of buildings. If you are looking to buy or sell a bungalow or house or flat it makes sense to have a structural survey carried out by an Independent Surveyor. Phone us for a friendly chat on 0800 298 5424.
Compare our website and compare our surveys
Please feel free to have a look at our website 1stAssociated.co.uk to see for yourself the quality of our website, articles and our Building Survey reports. We pride ourselves on our professional standard and easy to read reports which we have been carrying out for many years on every age, type and style of property across the UK.
We can email you examples of our building surveys
If you are thinking of buying a property and are interested in having a Structural Survey carried out or if you are trying to sell a property and would like a Pre-Sales Survey please call us on free phone us for a friendly chat on 0800 298 5424. We would be happy to email you several examples of our tailor made reports.
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