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  1. Hi all, Has anyone got any experience of using Reliable Surveyors part of the Reliable Property Group? Their quote is very competitive for a Full Homebuyers report and they reckon they can get it done early next week and have the report to us by the end of next week. Their Trustpilot reviews seem good bar a couple of 1 stars. Just a bit reluctant with a name that could so easily be ironic!!! https://reliablepropertygroup.co.uk/surveying/ Thanks Nick
  2. Hello all, hope this is the right place. I thought it would fit with the expertise of the sub-group. Looking at a property for cash purchase: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/100919183#/ As it happens, I was looking at another property in the area with a very similar design. I managed to obtain some of the information for that property. There was one concerning material: Single Ply Mechanically Fixed FR/ALU. https://www.xtratherm.com/products/fr-alu/ "Xtratherm FR/ALU is a high performance Polyisocyanurate flat roof insulation with vapour-tight aluminium foil facings suitable for use with single ply membranes. FR/ALU is part of the comprehensive range of Xtratherm’s high performance flat roof boards providing total solutions for flat roof projects." The walls seem to be covered in two materials: The grey sheet metal is "Euroclad Vieo Roof Systems" material https://www.euroclad.com/roofs/vieo-roof-profile/ The brick material is "Wienerberger Caldera Red multi facing", I am assuming some kind of plastic https://www.jewson.co.uk/p/wienerberger-caldera-red-multi-65mm-BRICK535 From the look of the building shared above, assuming the materials are similar, what is the level of concern with regards to cladding fire risk and the likelihood that remedial works will be necessary? Is it possible that the walls contain the Xtratherm material? Or some other concerning material other than concrete? If remedial work would be necessary, any idea of rough costs? Thank you so much. Jan
  3. Hi all, A new member on here and my first time posting. I am one of the many people out there that is currently stagnant in the process of purchasing a property. I find myself in a new situation looking to purchase a second property, I recently received the Homebuyer Report back and the valuation of the property is significantly lower (12%) than what the market research that I have come across and utilised in this process indicates and what the mortgage lender surveyor has passed it at. I am yet to have a conversation with the surveyor to follow-up which I hope will shed more light but it has got me wondering - - Would or should the valuation in the report be taking into account the current market performance? - The report indicates a strong performance on nearly all factors, so repairs etc, I cannot identify where that is parallel to the drop in price? - What contributing factors does a surveyor consider when doing their appraisal, how justifiable is it? - Mortgage lender surveyor has already given it the green light at the agreed purchase price, leaves me confused as to why? - If the price does stand true, that is a big drop in asking price, how would you approach a renegotiation in this circumstance? Any tips or advice, I greatly appreciate in advance as I find myself in new territory here, Thank you all! Bojan.
  4. Hi, I'm 27 and have just given up a career in physiotherapy. In a couple of weeks I will be going back to university to study a Masters in Real Estate. This is a one year course, then after 2 years of working I can sit an exam which if I pass become a chartered surveyor. I realise this drastic change isn't essential but I couldn't face the thought of working as a physio with limited available progression in the long-term. I thought for a little sacrifice (a years hard work and no pay) it will be worth it in the end! I'm hopeful that working around property on a daily basis will not only be more interesting, but helpful in my own property investment. I own my own property (with my husband) but no investment properties yet. We are pro savers but have been happily spending these savings until now - travelling, getting married and buying a house! Hopefully once I get a job as a graduate surveyor we will be able to use all my income to save and put towards properties. We currently have around £15k saved. The plan is to purchase our first buy-to-let property in 2021 (so with a years saving post uni). We would then be able to save for another property after 2 more years. We plan to sit down with an accountant once i'm in a job and work out whether a ltd company is the best route for us or not. In the short-term if anyone needs advice about physio for someone who has had a stroke or a spinal injury then i'm your girl! If you wait a year then I should be able to help with something actually relating to property, i.e. surveying. I'm particularly interested as Crewe and Sheffield as places to invest. I love to read peoples stories about how they started and what they are doing now. If anyone got into property via an alternative route or has any hints/tips about sheffield or crewe then please do let me know Thanks in advance, Helena
  5. Hi,I'm looking for commercial agent/surveyor recommendations please. I'm planning to invest in a commercial unit (ideally mixed use) for my next purchase- but struggling to find any websites/ portals/ etc that aren't auction houses.Any recommendations?
  6. Hello there, Re: How to calculate evaluation for a property that has been converted to flats when there are no other similar properties on the neighbouring streets I want to make an conditional offer (subject to building inspection survey) on a property that has been converted into a block of 5 studio apartments but I am hesitant as I don't know how the property would be valued by the bank. The property is based in Liverpool, postcode L7 and I will be using a mortgage. The gross income is £25,000 per annum and is fully tenanted. I have done the numbers and if my offer is accepted then the ROI would be 22%. (This is assuming that no extra capital expenditure is required). When I do my analysis, the expected cashflow and ROI meets my criteria. But I don't know how to value the property as there are no comparables nearby of a similar property. The other properties on that street are 3 and 4 bed houses. Therefore, I don't know what the bank would value this property and I don't know if/when I can get my money back out. This is an issue as I need to raise the cash to invest in this property through private loans. I need to raise £64,500 to pay for the deposit, stamp duty etc.. Not knowing how the property would be valued by the banks, means that I am uncertain on when I can pay back my investors. How does the bank value properties that have been split into blocks of flats? Many thanks for you help. Regards, Margaret
  7. Hello, I am planning to buy to let in Birmingham, hence I am looking for a good/trustworthy surveyor that will be able to (1) perform a solid structural survey, (2) give a fair valuation based also on local knowledge and (3) deliver the report in a timely fashion. A internet research returns only 2 potential candidates: - Marwood surveyors - Allcott Birmingham branch Has anyone had experience with any of them? Alternatively can you recommend a surveyor you were particularly happy with (here or private message) thanks in advance for any piece of advice!
  8. Hi, Could anyone recommend a residential surveyor in Manchester? Any help would be be much appreciated. Thanks Bojan
  9. Good afternoon My limited company is in the process of investing in the Birmingham area. We are currently looking for sourcing agents, surveyors, solicitors, project manager and council office that are trustworthy and on the ground to keep the work going. If anyone can forward recommendations, it's highly appreciated. Thank you very much for your help
  10. Hello all Can anyone recommend a surveyor/valuer in Sheffield, please? It's for a valuation for a remortgage. I was referred to Connells but apparently they don't cover Sheffield! And I'm looking for something a bit more authoritative than Zoopla... Many thanks
  11. Hi, Just starting out and trying to source my 'power team'. Any recommendations for good, reliable surverys, builder, accountants and mortgage brokers in the Nottingham/East Midlands area? Going into my first buy to let, first strategy, first time everything so would really like honest and reliable people with great recommendations so as to lift a bit of the worry when just starting out. oh and to those from the Nottm area I'll be attending my first property hub meet up in Notts soon too, Thanks.
  12. Does anyone have any recommendations for surveyors in Birmingham please?
  13. Hi, I have recently purchased a 3 bed mid terrace in Crewe centre. I would be grateful for details of any surveyors who would be happy to do a full survey on the property as it is turn of the (last) century old. Many thanks Chris Hergenhahn
  14. Hi guys, I'm in the process of purchasing a disused doctors surgery in Bromley which we're hoping to convert into a single residential dwelling. Does anyone have any experience with RIBA endorsed architects or structural surveyors in Bromley or near that they could recommend? Thanks in advance! Ricky
  15. Hi all, I am just wondering when getting your property insured and needing a "Reinstatement Cost Assessments" what is the process of carrying out this action? Do I need a chartered surveyor to do this assessment or can the surveyor be "non" chartered? Thanks, Eamon
  16. Hi there, I am due to complete on a new build property in London in the next few weeks but need to get a snagging survey done. When I search for surveyors there are hundreds of them that come up on the internet. Is there anything in particular I should be looking for and does anyone have any recommendations before I pick randomly? Many thanks
  17. We are looking for a Home Buyers survey for a semi detached house purchase in Chelmsford. Please can any one suggest the best surveyors around Chelmsford (I am told the it is better to have the survey done by local surveyors with local knowledge). Many thanks for your help. Regards, Sam
  18. Hello all, I've joined this page in the hope of gaining some advice from those who have been in the property industry for many years. I recently graduated back in 2015 with a degree in Psychology and Criminology. Although I enjoyed my degree, I have always had a passion for property, and it has been a field that I've wanted to get stuck into since my last year of university. I'm recently living in between Leeds and York and working as an Estate Agent which I am loving. However after doing some work experience with a surveyor, I have developed a passion for surveying. I understand that in order to convert my degree into a masters in surveying will be extremely expensive. However I feel that this shouldn't be something that holds me back on getting into the industry and wish to know if anyone has any advice or any contacts in the Leeds/York area which would be worth speaking to about the different pathways and support I could get. Thank you for your time.
  19. Folks, For non residents the government has announced that Capital Gains Tax (CGT) will now be payable on UK property sold by overseas residents and offshore companies. The legislation requires the payment of CGT on any gain from 6th April 2015 until the date of disposal of the property. However, the CGT is due only on gains in value accrued from 6th April 2015. Apparently it is recommended to obtain a valuation on the property before 6th April 2015 (true?) Now I need some advice to make sure the surveyors is fully accredited and the valuation will be accepted by HMRC. Can anyone suggest an accredited surveyor firm? I heard about "RICS registered surveyors" and "RICS Red Book Valuation Certificate" that is apparently accepted by HMRC. Any info on that? Thanks Antoine
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