RICS Surveyor Wirral

Local – Independent – Professional

Whether you are a first time buyer, a seasoned homeowner or a property professional, we can offer you specialist residential property advice to suit your needs.

A specialist report for properties bought under the Goverment Scheme

Our most popular survey. Suitable for most homes.

Our most popular survey & valuation. Suitable for most homes.

A brief report for when you only need valuation advice

For older or run-down properties which are unusual or altered.

Services specifically tailored to the needs of business clients

Find out more about how we can help you with our Help-to-Buy services.

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Why do I need a Survey?

RICS Surveyor Wirral

If you are buying property in and around Wirral, 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.

It will:

  1. Include a report prepared by a locally based surveyor
  2. Help you to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the purchase
  3. It will advise if you are purchasing the property for the correct amount or whether you should renegotiate the price (Level 2 HomeBuyer Survey & Valuation)
  4. Highlight all potential problems, defects and issues
  5. Advice on potential hazardous risks
  6. Advise you on the levels of ongoing maintenance that may be required

What’s included?

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:

  1. An inspection of all major features including any ongoing structural movement, roofs, walls, floors, woodwork and ceilings.
  2. An inspection of any permanent outdoor structures such as garages and outbuildings.
  3. A test of accessible ground floor walls for any signs of significant dampness.
  4. An inspection of the visible parts of the heating & drainage systems as well as the electric, gas/oil and water services.
  5. Identification of any areas that would need to consult your legal advisor on for further investigation.
  6. An easy to follow traffic light system to illustrate the urgency of issues identified
  7. A market valuation and recommended insurance rebuilding cost (Level 2 HomeBuyer Survey & Valuation).

RICS Surveyor Wirral

Meet your Surveyors

Duncan Turnbull, FRICS

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.”

Kate Avery, BSc (Hons) MSc AssocRICS

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”

Adam Moore, BSc (Hons) AssocRICS

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.”

 

 

Alex Griffiths, AssocRICS

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.

Liam Walker, BSc (Hons)

Liam joined Avery & Co in 2021 as a trainee surveyor.

Liam graduated from university in 2018 with a degree in Forensic Science and is due to graduate with a master’s degree in Commercial Building Surveying in 2022. Alongside his university studies, Liam is currently training at Avery & Co to become a fully qualified surveyor and registered valuer. He hopes to qualify as a surveyor and registered valuer in early 2023.

“I really enjoy learning from the experienced and enthusiastic surveyors within our team. I am passionate about the history of buildings, how construction and design has changed over the years and building defects.”

Louise Avery, BSc (Hons) MRICS

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.

With offices throughout the North West of England and North Wales, we pride ourselves in our experience, local knowledge and the provision of professional independent advice to all our clients and customers.

  1. We are a family-based business who believe in putting customers first.
  2. We specialise in home surveys, and residential valuations. That’s all we do, and we do it very well.
  3. We are locally based.
  4. We will never hard-sell.
  5. Our team are happy to discuss the survey which is right for you and guide you through the process.
  6. All of our surveyors are fully RICS qualified.
  7. We are fully insured and regulated by the RICS.
  8. We offer a loyalty promise for repeat business.

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.

Testimonials

  • Everything was dealt with quickly, efficiently and without any problems. I would recommend Avery & Co. 100%.

    Mr S.O

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