McCallums
Chartered Property Surveyors

McCallums
Chartered Property Surveyors

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Property Surveyor in Needham Market

Property Surveys at Affordable Prices

Looking for a local property surveyor in Needham Market? At McCallums, our Property Surveys are carried out by our fully (AssocRICS, MRICS or FRICS) qualified surveyors. We help clients understand the condition of each element of the building, whilst carefully identifying any defects and damage there may be on the property.

Our property surveys provide you with a detailed analysis of the property, construction methods used and the general condition of the property. We provide you with a comprehensive report that includes advice on defects and apparent causes, urgency of repairs, maintenance options and costs required to bring the property back to sound condition.

The Main Reasons For Using a Property Surveyor

  1. Property Surveys can help you to renegotiate the price of the property (through defects or damages)
  2. Buyers with no survey, on average, pay £6,000 in repair costs they could have picked up sooner
  3. A mortgage providers valuation is not to your advantage, it’s more of a calculation for lending purposes
  4. Buying or selling a property is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make in your lifetime

We Are Your Local Property Surveyor In Needham Market

We provide property surveys on all building types, and because we are qualified and accredited, you get a professional service that you can rely on. Whether it’s a Home Buyer Report or a Building Survey, click ‘contact us‘, fill in the quick form with your surveying needs in Needham Market, and we’ll be in touch with you.

Our Services

SURVEYS

  • Homebuyer Reports
  • Building Surveys
  • Condition Surveys
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PARTY WALL MATTERS

  • Boundary Disputes
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Project Management
  • We’ll Manage Your Project
  • Any Property Type
  • Any Build
  • Any Size
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Different Types of Property Survey

Home Buyers Report

Our Home Buyers reports provide you with a concise report, set out in standard format and using the colour coded condition rating system. This type of survey is more suitable for smaller and/or more modern new-built properties.

Specifically, our Home Buyers Survey provides advice to the purchaser on what action should be taken prior to entering a commitment to proceed. This report also provides advice on repairs and possible ongoing maintenance requirements. Our Home Buyers Survey also provides you with a valuation that reflects the condition of the property.

Building Survey

A Building Survey is the most detailed type of survey that we offer, one that can be tailored to your individual requirements. Our Building Survey is a fully comprehensive report which follows an extensive examination of the building. This type of survey will provide you with details on the materials and methods of construction that have been used.

We advise on defects and areas of concern and will provide appropriate repair options where necessary. McCallums Property Surveys are recommended for properties that are older, larger , have had previous alterations or extensions, or are of an unusual construction.

Areas We Service In Needham Market

We provide our Property Surveying services to the whole Needham Market area.

A property survey is a detailed inspection of a property’s condition. The surveyor inspects the property and tells you if there are structural problems i.e unstable walls or subsidence. They will highlight any major repairs or alterations, such as fixing the roof or chimney chute. A surveyors report also provides expert commentary on the property, from the type of wall to the type of glazing.

A Home Buyer Report is appropriate for properties that are under 100 years old, or are generally in good condition. The report uses a traffic light system where problems are pointed out, along with areas that can be improved, and those that have no issues. A surveyor will spend 1-2 hours approximately assessing the property, and then filling out the report. Most surveyors will be happy to talk the report through with a client by telephone if they are concerned or need clarification. The cost of a Home Buyer Report (Level 2) starts from about £400.

 

The survey will inspect all visible and accessible parts of a building, including roofs, walls, floors, windows and doors, chimneys, cellars, garages and outbuildings. Surveyors have a legal responsibility to discover and inform of any major problems with a property, so during the building inspection surveyors will actively search for potential problems and building defects.

Buying a property is probably the largest purchase that most of us will ever make. And with so much money at stake it’s logical to want to be as fully informed as possible so that there are no nasty surprises when you move in – that’s exactly what a McCallums property survey is all about. We provide you with a comprehensive description of the condition of your property and detail any identified defects.

 

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Testimonials

“When I bought my listed building in 2017 McCallum PM&S undertook the initial building survey and managed the refurbishment which included architect drawings, liaising with planning and builders and delivered on time and within budget".
- Susie - Hertfordshire
“I appointed McCallums as my party wall surveyor on a rear extension to my terraced house in Norwich where he successfully negotiated awards with both of my neighbours. I have total confidence in his abilities and have no hesitation in recommending his services to others".
- Joe - Norwich
“Andy was incredibly helpful in dealing with our neighbours on both sides and with their respective property surveyors. He took a polite and pragmatic approach and was very good value for money. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him".
- Lawrence - Cromer
“Mr McCallum surveyed our house in April 2018 as we were undergoing extensive renovation work to our victorian cottage. His report was extensive, clearly written and gave us some really sound advice which helped us make our decision with confidence".
- George - Cambridge