A specialist report for properties bought under the Goverment Scheme
If you are buying property in and around Chester, then a RICS Survey is a must. It will protect your biggest investment and give you peace of mind before you commit to a purchase. The RICS Level 2 HomeBuyer Survey is the most popular type of survey we do and is suitable for most property types.
Put simply, it is a survey report that will outline the condition of the property you wish to purchase. The mortgage valuation carried out by your lender is not a survey. It is performed, often remotely, by the mortgage lender to assess the risk of the loan amount. These valuations will tell you nothing about the condition of the property you want to buy.
The survey will include:
Alex has been involved in the residential property industry for over 5 years including estate agency and lettings management. He obtained his Level 6 Diploma in surveying and valuing through the SAVA School of Surveying in 2019. He is an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and joined Avery & Co in January 2020. Alex says the best part of the job is the wide variety of properties he gets to see on a daily basis as well as the mentoring he receives from other surveyors within the team.
Kate is a surveyor and Director at Avery & Co. She started working for Avery & Co as an administration assistant in 2011, whilst also studying for a degree in Geography. Once she graduated, she returned to university to complete a postgraduate degree in Commercial Property Management and trained to become a surveyor. Kate qualified as a surveyor and registered valuer in February 2017 and became a Director of Avery & Co in early 2020.
Kate currently carries out inspections several days per week and spends the rest of her time running the business. Her primary focus is marketing and, ensuring we provide the best customer service possible. She is also passionate about making Avery & Co a great company to work for.
“My favourite part of my job are the people that I work alongside, and the variety each working day brings. I love developing the business, building relationships with clients, and working to providing a great service”
Duncan is a Fellow of the RICS. He is a highly experienced chartered surveyor and a registered valuer. He joined Avery & Co in 2013.
Duncan became a Chartered Surveyor in 1983 and has worked in Merseyside, Wirral, Cheshire and North Wales both during my training and since qualification. Throughout his career, he has been employed in local government, private surveying practices and financial services undertaking a range of work, including; commercial estate management, compulsory acquisition of residential and commercial property, retail improvement projects, residential development finance and residential surveys and valuation.
“My favourite part of the job is working with a young and enthusiastic team.”
Adam is a surveyor and Risk and Compliance Manager at Avery & Co.
He graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Building Surveying in 2013 and started a graduate position with Esurv (a national firm) shortly after. He successfully qualified as a surveyor and registered valuer in 2014, and then spent several years working in North Wales, Cheshire and then London as a mortgage valuer. Adam joined Avery & Co in January 2016 as a surveyor and valuer, and became our Risk and Compliance Manager in 2020. He plays a key role ensuring we provide excellent customer service and making sure we are compliant in our practices.
Adam is currently completing is APC and hopes to become a chartered surveyor in 2023.
“My favourite part of my job is that no day is ever the same; with the wide variety of properties that I get to see and the different people I get to meet.”
Louise is a chartered surveyor, founder and Managing Director of Avery & Co. She qualified in 1990 and spent many years working for Halifax as a valuer before setting up Avery & Co in 2004 as a consultant valuer for Halifax. Since then, Avery & Co has grown and changed to offer services to a wide variety of clients and customers.
Louise now spends most of her time running the business but still enjoys inspecting properties. She is passionate about quality and making Avery & Co a market leader for independent and professional property advice.
Louise volunteers time to helping the community. She was a Special Inspector for Merseyside Police for several years, and now volunteers for Merseyside and Cheshire Blood Bikes by transporting tissue and blood across the region.
We act of behalf of both private and corporate clients including national high street mortgage lenders, solicitors, accountants and surveyors, providing specialist valuation advice. We also work for social landlords, property consultants and developers.
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