Ten Good Reasons why you should talk to TRINITY ROSE...
You will always discuss your requirements with the local Directors or a qualified Chartered Surveyor at TRINITY ROSE, never with a faceless call centre.
Every TRINITY ROSE surveyor is carefully chosen and verified as a qualified Chartered Surveyor.
Every TRINITY ROSE employee has extensive Local Knowledge; some have lived in this area all their lives.
Even though we are confident that we won’t make a mistake, TRINITY ROSE abide by the rules and regulations of the RICS and are regulated and in accordance with these regulations have indemnity insurance to give you peace of mind.
TRINITY ROSE are fully independent of any banks providing you with a totally neutral, unbiased service that you can rely on.
Each TRINITY ROSE surveyor has the support of likeminded professionals; allowing for a combination of local expertise and wider surveying knowledge.
Every TRINITY ROSE surveyor stays up-to-date with ongoing training and professional development.
The Directors at TRINITY ROSE have a collective of 30 years’ experience surveying buildings; ensuring a reliable and in-depth service.
TRINITY ROSE is verified as a competent firm of Chartered Surveyors regulated by the RICS at www.RICS.org.
TRINITY ROSE follow a strict code of conduct, representing the interests of their clients with the upmost professionalism.
How we work with you....
When can TRINITY ROSE do the survey?
We usually have a lead-in period of 3 to 5 days from receipt of instructions. If your enquiry is especially urgent we will seek to carry out your survey as early as possible.
How long will it take and when will I receive the report?
The length of a survey is dependent on the type of property. We do however endeavour to have a verbal report to you within 24 hours and a written report issued within 5 working days, from making the inspection.
How much will it cost?
Each survey is tailored towards the individual clients needs. For a quote please phone or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the enquiry form on the ‘contact’ page.
Can you do a partial survey?
Yes - We are often instructed to undertake a Diagnostic Survey which reports on one specific defect on your property. We would be happy to discuss specific requirements with you and would suggest in the first instance you contact TRINITY ROSE to fully discuss your options.
Do you inspect and test the services?
A full Building Survey includes a visual inspection to confirm the presence or absence and apparent condition of the services and their operation by normal use - drainage, hot and cold water, central heating, electricity, gas. We will provide you with guidance on having tests undertaken, should we feel this is necessary. The technology involved in central heating systems and electrical installation is such that these should only be inspected by qualified specialist technicians.
Do you have professional indemnity insurance?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors operates a compulsory professional indemnity scheme. It is not a defects insurance policy but is a protection against claims for negligence. That is if we were to fall below the standard of skill and care reasonably to be expected of a competent chartered surveyor.
Do you confirm our agreement in writing?
Yes. We have standard letters of confirmation of instruction for surveys of houses, flats and commercial property which are amended to suit the circumstances of the particular instruction. These are sent out with the conditions of engagement in the first instance and require your signature and returning before we can proceed with the survey.
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Independent Expert Advice.
Mrs Karen Bowditch - Park Lane Block Management
Not having a house survey can be a false economy! Some families have historically shunned full building surveys so they can raise enough cash to buy a home.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) warns that they risk huge repair costs after finding nasty surprises later. One in five of those who did not bother with a survey later uncovered faults, according to research involving more than 1,000 buyers conducted by ComRes for RICS.
Remedial work cost £5,750 on average. RICS said 17% of new owners ended up paying more than £12,000 to make their homes habitable.
A full building survey costs as much as £1500 Even the briefer homebuyer report, at up to £750 should pick up serious problems. But many buyers simply rely on only a mortgage provider's valuation. Estate agents say it is a growing problem, the result of family budgets coming under pressure.
Valuations do not include a full inspection. In fact, some are done from a desk miles away or after a drive past the property. A third of the sample of buyers questioned by ComRes had failed to commission a survey. Of those, nearly 20% found faults in their new property.
First time buyers have helped to boost property growth in the UK over the summer months, according to surveyors.
The total number of valuations carried out in July 2014 was 14% higher than in July 2013, according to a monthly report. This is despite a seasonal slowdown of 21% compared to June and in line with an average 22% dip between each June and July since 2007.
Annual increases are led by first time buyer activity which is up 23% since July 2013, and with first time buyers showing the smallest seasonal drop off, at 17% from June to July.
A motoring economy is bringing with it renewed consumer confidence and emphasis on first time buyers from lenders, partly due to government schemes, and it appears to be getting people on to the property ladder!
There will be more clarification to come on the long term impact of various potential speed bumps, but the limiter could be interest rate rises or the fundamental squeeze on affordability for many would be buyers. With consistent double digit annual growth in activity, there is now a growing sense that the housing market is running more smoothly.More...
WHEN buying a property, it’s easy to be impressed by shiny new kitchens and bathrooms - and fail to spot the leaky roof or broken boiler.
Research by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed many buyers are setting themselves up for an average £5,750 in repair bills on their new home due to hidden problems such as rot and subsidence.
It’s really important to get independent, expert advice, said Mark Davis, a RICS surveyor and valuer and director of Trinity Rose in Basingstoke Road, Kings Worthy.
Mr Davis said: “A lot of the issues are to do with the roof, gutters and chimney stacks. A leaking roof or blocked gutters can lead to damp-related problems, including rot.”
It’s important to use a qualified surveyor. It may also be a good idea to go for someone local as they will be familiar with the area and typical property problems.More...