Originally a market town, Preston grew significantly on the back of the textile industry during the industrial revolution. Preston is conveniently located on the banks of the river Ribble and is close to major road and rail links. It was granted city status in 2002 and now forms the commercial hub between Blackpool and the Fylde coast to the west, and Blackburn and Greater Manchester to the east. The built-up area population of Preston is over 300,000. It has a thriving residential property market, attracting buyers and investors locally, nationally and internationally.
Whether you’re a current landlord, private individual hoping to buy your first home, a company or a buy-to-let investor; Avery & Co. can offer you a service bespoke to your requirements. If you are considering buying or investing in residential property for the first time, or are an existing resident looking to relocate, Avery & Co.’s Chartered Surveyors in Preston are always happy to help.
Avery & Co.’s friendly team of Chartered Surveyors in Preston are here to offer you professional expert advice about the valuation or condition of any residential property you may be considering within the Preston or Lancashire area. Avery & Co. are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and specialise in the survey and valuation of residential property in Preston, Blackpool and throughout Lancashire and the surrounding areas. We boast a team of experienced Chartered Surveyors located in Preston who are always pleased to offer independent specialist advice.
Located in the North-East of Preston City Centre, our qualified Preston chartered surveyors are always ready to provide an efficient, friendly and professional service to anyone who requires advice on residential property across the city and surrounding areas of Lancashire.
Valuation reports often take place during the application process for a mortgage, commissioned by the lender to the applicant. A valuation report offers an estimation of Market Value, usually as of the date of the inspection. A valuation report does not provide any detail regarding the condition of the property, but does however contain an overall professional advice on any matters which may materially or significantly affect Market Value of the property. All of our Chartered Surveyors in Preston are Registered Valuers under the RICS Valuer Registration Scheme. As well as for mortgage lending purposes, we undertake valuations for many different reasons, including under the Government Help to Buy Scheme. Our valuations are compliant with the requirements of Target Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
We can also help with valuations for many other reasons, some of these include: insolvency, taxation, matrimonial and probate. For further information regarding valuations please contact us and our team of professionals would be happy to assist.
Our Chartered Surveyors based in Preston are able to offer a range of professional residential services. Avery & Co.’s surveyors can offer property valuations and survey reports such as the RICS Homebuyer report or RICS Building Survey. The purchasing of a property is often the largest investment many of us will make. We cover a range of professional services from short valuation reports summarising any matters which may materially affect value, to more in-depth advice about the condition of a property and its value together with guidance and help on repairs and matters for your conveyancer.
RICS HomeBuyer Report
Preston has a wide variety of residential properties, varying from modern city accommodation, student/young professional studio apartments, to long established historic properties, to name but a few. The RICS HomeBuyer survey consists of a concise report which is designed for properties built after c.1900 of traditional design and construction and which do not require sizeable renovation or rebuilding. The HomeBuyer Report is based on a visual exploration. This report will identify any major defects to a property and provide guidance about the condition of each constituent. This report uses a traffic light system to highlight the urgency of any repair or other concerns. There is also a section for your legal advisor at the end of the report which advises on any matters which may need inspection or clarification by your conveyancer. Not all purchasers require a valuation, and we at Avery & Co. can offer a Homebuyer Report excluding a valuation for a reduced cost.
Why Avery & Co. Chartered Surveyors, Preston?
All our Chartered Surveyors in Preston have many years’ experience in the survey and valuation of residential property throughout Preston and the surrounding areas of Lancashire. Avery & Co. are proud to provide the highest possible standards of service for our clients and customers. As well as acting for private individuals and corporate organisations, we also undertake valuation work for many major high street mortgage lenders, including banks and building societies. We are fully regulated by the RICS, are Registered Valuers under the RICS Valuer Registration Scheme (VRS) and are ISO 9001 accredited for Quality Assurance.
For further information please contact us by telephone or complete the attached form and we will be happy to be of help.
Preston has a long history dating back many hundreds of years and therefore contains a considerable number of historic and unique properties. These properties may be listed or in an area of special status and can be more complicated than normal regarding their construction, condition or future maintenance. Properties such as these, or properties which have been extensively altered or in need of major repair or renovation may not be suitable for a HomeBuyer Report. In such cases, a Building Survey would be the best option for a prospective purchaser. A Building Survey should not be confused with a report from a structural engineer. Like the Homebuyer Report, a Building Survey is based on a visual examination, but the Chartered Surveyor will typically spend a longer period of time at the property and will also provide more in-depth advice on defects, how to treat them including advice on future maintenance. The report will also cover any other issues of note. Please be aware that a Building Survey does not usually include a valuation.
Preston Office: Unit CO1B, Business First
Millennium City Park
Preston, PR2 5DB.
Tel: 01772 972345