If you’re in the process of buying a property in Bethnal Green you’ll want to avoid surprises after you move in by arranging a professional survey.
We offer both RICS Level 2 & Level 3 Surveys (formerly known as ‘Homebuyer Reports’ and ‘Building Surveys’). The names may have changed but these reports remain the benchmark for residential pre-purchase surveys in Bethnal Green. Both reports will highlight any significant defects, but the level 3 will go on to consider repair options and future maintenance. Where issues have been highlighted, we can provide ballpark costings to be used as the basis for renegotiation without the hassle of gathering quotes.
If you require advice on an issue relating to a property you already own, we can assist with that too. A Specific Defect Report is written with the same level of detail as a Level 3 Survey but focuses on just 1 or 2 issues and is therefore more cost effective.
One of our senior surveyors, Shaun Blake, recently conducted a pre-purchase survey of a house in Cyprus Street in Bethnal Green. The service involved understanding our client’s requirements and giving advice as to the survey options. Being a terraced house built in the 1850’s and located within the Victoria Park Conservation Area, the decision was taken to opt for the more detailed Level 3 Building Survey. The house had undergone some recent structural alteration and improvement. Issues identified included dampness from a roof leak and some internal plumbing, elements of joinery decay, defective brickwork and a need to improve levels of fire safety. Being a lengthy and detailed report, Shaun ensured that he was on hand to assist the client in discussing the content and help them make an informed decision on the purchase.
Our client was pleased with the report which they described as “wonderfully detailed’ and which ‘served as an effective tool in [their] negotiation with the vendor”.
Steve Hobbs, one of our team of specialist Chartered Valuation Surveyors, recently undertook a lease extension valuation for a private client on Warley Street in Tower Hamlets. The flat was originally part of a social housing development, having subsequently been privately purchased in the 1990s.
Being a relatively low value a straightforward matter, we were able to carry out the valuation on a desktop basis, minimising unnecessary costs for the client. Armed with a professional valuation report the client was able to proceed with their lease extension with confidence of the likely costs.
The client was pleased with the service provided, commenting: “Very quick and efficient response to my initial enquiry. The desk top survey was completed very quickly”Read the fill review
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Bethnal Green is a very mixed area, with a good stock of council housing, as well as an increasing number of trendy new apartments and townhouses. As such, some of the area remains firmly ensconced in its East End roots, whilst other parts are experiencing regeneration and an influx of young, upwardly mobile residents. Bethnal Green is home to the renowned Museum of Childhood and Victoria Park Gardens & Weavers Fields are both large green spaces for recreation.
Bethnal Green is very well placed for access to the City and central London. It has both an underground and mainline station, both of which are in zone 2. Bethnal Green rail offers direct services into Liverpool Street in just 4 minutes, whilst the underground station is on the Central Line.
Our reports are benchmarked as RICS Home Surveys to ensure that they comply with the highest standards in the residential sector.
Our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so you can rely on their honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Peter Barry Surveyors are Regulated by the RICS ensuring that you have a free to use method of redress should anything go wrong.
Our surveyors undertake Continuing Professional Development to keep on top of current issues and this will be reflected in the advice that you receive.
Our professional indemnity cover exceeds the high standards approved by RICS to give you all the additional assurance you need to proceed.